Simple Landscaping Tips for Your Front Yard
Your front yard is the first thing people see when they visit your home. When people talk about curb appeal, they’re referring to the way your house looks from the street. The fact is, no matter how attractive your home might be, if you ignore landscaping then your curb appeal will suffer. So what can you do to create a welcoming, attractive front yard? Today, the landscaping experts at Nixa Lawn Service will provide some tips you can use to better design your front yard.
Pick a Focal Point and Design Around it
In general, your focal point will be your front door. Your landscaping choices should frame your front door and draw visitors in. When you plant trees, flowers, and shrubs, consider how they will impact your focal point once they fully grow. Even yards that may seem ‘over-planted’ can work if the entrance is clear and inviting.
Consider installing a pathway from your driveway to your entrance if your landscape is lacking a cohesive visual line to your entryway. A simple curved stone path can be relatively easy to install and will greatly improve the look of your landscape. If your path becomes too meandering, however, you may find people cutting across your lawn. Plant densely along the sides of your pathway to keep people on track.
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Keep Privacy in Mind
If you are looking at add a bit of privacy to your front yard, consider adding shrubs instead of a fence. Many landscapers recommend adding different plants at varying heights to create a more welcoming look. This is more attractive than a solid hedge and still ensures your privacy at home. If you are simply interested in privacy for a particular area, such as a quiet outdoor reading nook, you can plant strategically instead of in bulk.
Don’t Forget Landscape Lighting
Landscape design does not only include items that grow in the ground. The design of your landscape lighting can have a major impact on the aesthetic of your yard. Small pathway lights can make your pathway much more dramatic, or you could frame your entryway with a quirky lampost to add a bit of character. Most importantly, keep functionality in mind. Not only is landscape lighting a safety feature for you and your visitors, but also serves as a deterrent to those looking for trouble.
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Choose Nixa Lawn Service For Your Landscape Design
If you are interested in improving the design of your front yard, maybe a professional landscaping team is what you need. At Nixa Lawn Service, we have helped hundreds of homeowners achieve the landscape design they have always dreamed of. Contact our team today at 417-724-0318 to learn more!