Thursday, 30 January 2014

Know how to acquire visually appealing driveway and pathway

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Factors to remember – as suggested by a landscape company

Front yard landscape design helps setting up a nice and inviting entrance. An elegantly designed entrance spruces up the curb appeal to a home thus making it aesthetically pleasing for visitors. Driveway or pathway is one significant part of the overall landscape which helps create a positive impression, depending on how well it is designed and maintained. An overgrown front yard with untrimmed bushes is surely not a welcome sign! 

While it is perfectly possible to design and maintain the front yard on your own, the place is often neglected simply because you can’t devote enough time. Then you might run out of creative ideas too. In such a scenario, a landscaping expert can be of great help. Only a professional touch can ensure that your front yard shapes up into a pleasing and inviting space. However, it is a good idea to remain aware of certain basic aspects related to landscaping of the driveway or pathway. This way you will know what to talk about while interacting with the expert.
    1. The kind of look you want
    2. A well designed driveway or pathway should take into account the surrounding landscape and the house’s architectural style. Different layout options are there to choose from, i.e. you can keep the driveway straight, curved, sweeping or sloped. If you decide to go for the straight type, then do concentrate on the sideways. Don’t make it too cumbersome by planting lots of trees in an unplanned manner. A sweeping driveway is an interesting idea if you want to provide a mystic charm to the place. The sweep keeps visitors guessing what is lying ahead! Whatever option you select, do make sure that it is durable, functional, easy to maintain and safe too.

    3. Concentrate on the material for paving purpose
    4. It is very important to select material which is durable enough to withstand regular wear and tear. Some common paving materials typically used for driveway/pathway are asphalt, concrete, pavers and gravel. If needed talk to an expert to know which one will best suit your purpose and budget.

    5. Hardscape is important too
    6. Hardscaping, i.e. adding hard elements to the landscape can contribute a lot in enhancing curb appeal of the place. At the same time an improperly designed hardscape can turn your property into a jumbled mess too. Thus it is very crucial to pick up matching rocks or materials that complement your home. Try to introduce varieties in color and texture but without overdoing it. Also, install the hardscape keeping in mind the drainage system. Some other interesting ideas to beautify the front yard is by adding decorative borders, fencing or lights that perfectly match the overall landscape.
Before hiring a landscaping company for designing the front yard, make sure to study its profile thoroughly. Take a look at the company website to know what kind of projects it has handled till date. Thus you will be sure if the company is indeed having expertise in driveway/pathway landscaping. Finalize only if you are completely satisfied with the landscape design idea provided by them. 

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