Driveways are often built with practicality and efficiency rather than beauty. Most driveways alongside a house follow a direct line from the street to the garage. The good news is that landscaping can turn even the most unattractive driveway into something to behold. Here are some driveway landscaping ideas to consider.
Hardscaping Your Driveway
Consider how people on the street would enter your driveway. Visually integrating the road into the landscape by adding wing walls, columns, or planting beds makes a good first impression. Plants always look lovely against a wall. You wouldn’t want to obstruct the view of incoming traffic at the end of your driveway. Therefore, keep driver safety a top priority in any hardscaping design you undertake.
Curb Appeal Matters
The last thing you want is for your driveway to be the eye sore of the neighborhood. Driveways can be softened by landscaping with trees and flower beds placed strategically or along their length. The driveway surface may need some improvement too. Consider upgrading with bricks, pavers, or stamped concrete. When river rocks or attractive stone curbing lines the borders of a driveway, your space looks neat and tidy.
Improving the Lighting of Your Home
Path lights or post lights illuminate the driveway and define the entry, adding security and aesthetic appeal. Having adequate lighting is essential for safety, especially in the case of a curved driveway. All of your home’s outside lights, from the street to the flower beds to the front door, should be coordinated to look beautiful together.
The Importance of Using High-Quality Soil
You shouldn’t cheap out on the soil on your driveway landscaping project. Less expensive soil does not have the nutrients necessary for plant growth-especially in a raised bed. Poor soil won’t assist water drainage away from your plants and standing water near the roots can be disastrous. Therefore, good soil equals good drainage. In Las Vegas, the hard water stains concrete so it is important to have water directed away from your driveway.
Keep in Mind the Users
Before installing your driveway landscape, consider who frequently uses it. You may have older children who have automobiles, a cleaning service whose van parks on your driveway regularly, or other vehicles that need access to your driveway. Plants or light fixtures installed to close to the driveway can be run over and create a maintenance issue.
Walls Add Beauty
By erecting a rock wall, you may give your front yard landscaping more depth. A wide range of lawn sizes can benefit from retaining walls, and they last for years with minimal upkeep. Rock retaining walls can use stones of varying sizes and forms. The scale of the project might change depending on the choices made, which range from sculpted blocks to natural stones. Ask your designer when you need assistance determining what sort of form works best in your front yard.
Consider Adding Pathways
To create the impression of a natural and carefree front yard, a path lined with drought-resistant plants is a lovely addition. Most walkways are curved and lead to the front door, the backyard, or a fountain. Square and rectangular stones, as well as loose pebbles, can be used to construct them. You can use stones of the same color or a wide range of shades to provide visual variety.
Tips Concerning Landscaping
-It’s important to plan for the future, considering the cost increases. Create some wiggle room in your budget in case unexpected costs materialize; that way, you can focus on finding creative solutions to any issues that may develop. We offer financing options to help including convenient installment plans.
-Timelines are flexible due to supply issues at the current time. Even if it takes a little longer, the completed work is worth the wait. We do the best we can at estimating timelines so you have a reasonable expectation of when you can enjoy the finished product.
-If a necessary supply is temporarily out of stock, weigh all your potential alternatives. Creative solutions may even be more effective in the long run. Working with your contractor is best as they likely have insights gleaned from their expertise that you haven’t considered.
Call us today to get started on your driveway enhancement.