Unionville Landscaping for Curb Appeal
Though most of us do not spend much time in our front yards, we are all interested in making them attractive. A well maintained landscape in front of your house presents a nice face to the neighborhood. As in most Markham communities, Unionville landscaping opportunities for the front yard are limited by lack of space. Here are some ways that landscaping can increase the curb appeal of your home, even when the yard is small.
Front Yard Shade Trees
Even the smallest front yard has room for a shade tree. A large tree will balance the size of your home and create depth. Plant the tree near the front edge of your yard, just a few feet back from the sidewalk or curb. It will make the yard feel deeper, creating the illusion of more space.
Make sure there is a large circle of mulch around the tree; it should be more than three or four feet diameter. If there are other plants close by, expand the mulch to create one large planting bed. It will make grass cutting easier.
A Welcoming Landscape
Your landscape plantings can help welcome guests to your home. Don’t just have a line of shrubs along the front wall of the house. Make a planting bed extend along one side of your front walkway or drive. Bring the plants out to meet your guests along the route they take to the front door. Your yard will feel more welcoming; it’s like bringing the front porch further into the yard.
A Sense of Mystery
The famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright was known for making entry doors difficult to find. It created a sense of interest and mystery when approaching a home. You can use landscaping to create a bit of mystery in your front yard. Different size trees and shrubs can partly obscure views of your house, changing the perspective and parts of the home that you see as you pass by, whether by car or on foot. Changing views makes a landscape, even a small one, much more interesting.
An Arrival Space
It’s nice to have a small area near your entry door to welcome or say goodbye to guests. In many cases, the front porch serves this purpose. Give the porch a partial sense of enclosure, with some shrubs that are a couple of feet higher than the floor of the porch. It will make the space more comfortable, almost like an outdoor room.
If you do not have a front porch, widen your walkway as it approaches the door. Make it spacious enough for four or five people to stand. Again, strive to create a feeling of enclosure for the space. Even some plants in containers will help.
These are just a few of the possibilities for making your front yard landscaping both interesting and inviting. Your Unionville lawn cutting and landscaping experts can help you with front yard design, turning your landscape into something special.Back