Make A Good First Impression: Landscape Your Driveway

The driveway has always been a functional feature in your home. But should it stay drab just because it’s only for stowing away your car? It should not stay unimpressive. It should reflect your sense of style and be an extension of your home and your beautifully manicured lawns.

The key to creating a driveway that impresses people is to concentrate on design elements on both sides of the driveway. You can use all types of materials from softscape options to hardscape. With enough creativity and a touch of daring, you will be able to make your driveway attractive.

Make A Good Entrance

Because it serves as the entry way to your home, the driveway should not look neglected. With good landscaping the driveway can add depth to the entire look of your home. There’s no need to spend a fortune either. Just choose which attractive features you can afford and install them with a good design concept in mind.

If your imagination won’t let you see beyond the fact that a driveway is only a spot to park your car, look at your driveway from another perspective. It’s the entrance to a well-designed home, and it should be something you would be proud off. Your guests must come in and marvel at how well-designed your driveway is, like they’re parking the car in a five star hotel’s entrance.

Choosing Your Elements

When looking for minimal work, do not set up plants that could get wilted or damaged with frequent foot traffic. Instead, use attractive fences or rocks. The floor of your driveway can be spruced up using brick tiles in a color that complements your home.  Do not use elements that may be in the way of foot and automobile traffic.

Another important aspect of the driveway is the footpath. Should it be covered? You can decide to cover it if your location is prone to rains. The flooring must be level and devoid of anything that could trip you or your guests.

Hardscape Choices

You can choose a good design for your walls. The walls can be colored to match the landscape. They can also be installed with colored bricks to act as a contrast to the flooring. Try using hanging baskets or lanterns for added charm. A large rock or a stone statue can be interesting, especially if a spotlight is set on it. You can choose hedges instead of fence, especially living hedges made of climbing vines. plant grasses and small flowers in the cracks of stones to create even more decorative looks.

Softscape Choices

Softscapes can be used if you only have budget to design the sides of your driveway. A raised flowerbed looks great especially if the box containing the plants is a nice piece. You can also add groundcover along the driveway. This will be a natural border between your driveway and other parts of your lawn. You can also trim the shrubs lining your driveway to become topiaries. Small ornamental trees that are neatly trimmed will also work.

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