When it comes to aesthetic appeal, there are countless options to beautify your home. You can update your kitchen cabinets, open up the floor plan, add a fresh coat of paint, and more. But perhaps the most stunning, curb-appealing change that you can make to liven up your living space is unique and original landscaping design. And, the best part about improving your landscaping is that it doesn’t just benefit you. Your entire neighborhood will love to enjoy the view of fresh, modern landscaping.
Here at Outdoor Perfection, we’ve been boosting the curb appeal of Houston homes since 2000, and it this post we want to share with you seven ways to beautify your home with landscaping design.
One of the aspects of your home that you will enjoy so much is the outdoor entertainment you are able to take in when the weather is warm, and you can only achieve the best of this with a custom outdoor living space. A yard is just a yard, but once you’ve added living space outdoors, you’ve got a place to “live”.
While this will give you an amazing landscape design and opportunity for outdoor entertainment, it also saves money and time because you’ll have less grass to mow (or pay to get mowed). If you aren’t sure where to start, a simple patio with a grilling space, a fire pit, and small dining table will offer an excellent place to entertain without subtracting too much from your lawn space.
Another simple way to improve your landscape is to freshen up your bare asphalt driveway with some colorful plantlife. This does more than just hide the imperfections that might be forming in the blacktop. It helps transform your front yard into a bountiful paradise.
Use roses or other bold flowers to build a very low boxwood hedge at the back or along the side of your driveway, and allow those amazing perennial flowers to grow taller and rise above the hedge. Here, you have to infuse different colors, height and textures to truly make the effect pop.
People who live in houses that are very close to the streets should use this landscaping design trick. A low fence that sets back slightly from the sidewalk gives the illusion that your house is farther from the street. Planting a bed of flowers in the space between the sidewalk and the fence completes this effect and lines your curb with an array of color.
Understanding the type, color, and pattern of flowers to put at particular places in the compound is among best achievements in proper landscaping design. Welcome your guests with flowers of different types. With perennials, your home will glow year in year out.
Another simple trick is to arrange your flowers at different heights. You can achieve this with the help of baskets and planters. Staging your color at different levels will prevent your landscaping design from feeling flat and one dimensional, while also attracting the eye of onlookers to a sea of beautiful colors from low to high. You can further add depth and height to your landscaping design with shrubs and trees that accent your floral arrangements.
You can also the plants and flowers to hide the more unsightly parts of your home. The outdoor workplace, garage, and sheds, for example, can be covered with flowers and trees. With wooden planks and brackets, you can also design shelves on top of the entrance doors and windows. To achieve a sort of seamless design here, you can allow the plants and flowers to climb onto the walls of the structures in question.
One of the simplest and affordable ways to beautify your lawn is by laying mulch. Mulching trees, flower beds, and bushes adds a layer of contrast that makes every aspect of your landscaping stand out. Beyond the aesthetic effects, mulching also helps discourage weeds and encourage healthy plant growth.
Nothing sets your lawn apart from the neighbors like a stone walkway. Natural stone is comfortable even on bare feet, looks amazing, and helps divide your lawn into distinct spaces. Traditional grays and reds work well on almost any yard, but you can really give your landscaping personality with something more striking, such as orange or blue.
Choosing the right landscaping design can make your life a visual joy every time you step out the front door or return from work. If you don’t know where to start or aren’t sure what works best for your lawn and your space, reach out to Outdoor Perfection today. Just give us a call at 281 - 516 - 1600 or fill out our quick and easy contact form. We love landscaping Houston, and we are happy to provide you with a free consultation.