Whether you have a large yard to accommodate all your landscaping goals, or a small space that focuses the scope of your projects, your yard can be a standout and ultimately connect you to your neighborhood. Take a stroll down any street and certain front yard aesthetics always jump out. Landscaping adds curb appeal and a welcoming feeling to any home. There is a pride of ownership evident when a homeowner focuses efforts on the front yard of their home for not only themselves to enjoy, but also those around them. Before long, neighbors may follow suit and once flippant neighbor-to-neighbor head nods as you drive down the street turn to the exchange of landscaping kudos and ideas.
Short on front yard Space?
There is no shortage of new communities sprouting up all over the GTA. The master planned spaces seem to focus more in generating as many units as possible while space and budgets are causing yards to get smaller and smaller. Does this limit the landscaping potential for the front of your house? Absolutely not! Walkways can be illuminated with LED path markers. Not only does it provide safety at night, it adds a beautiful outline to your path. Use the walkway as a natural route to plant stunning ornamental foliage. Even the smaller front yards can accommodate an ornate planter cascading with seasonal blooms and a thrilling centerpiece. And who says that lounging should just be reserved for the backyard? Nothing will help you get to know your neighbors better than setting up some comfortable lounge chairs so you can enjoy the view of your landscaping and welcome guests to enjoy with you.
Large Lot having you lose focus?
The temptation of homeowners with large lots may be to focus on their backyards. If this is the case, don’t lose focus on your front yard. As with the smaller size properties, landscaping adds a generous amount of curb appeal and a welcoming feeling. With more room at your disposal, why not line the front of your yard with a nice shady canopy? People strolling through your neighborhood will love the cool sunshade your landscaping can create. And with the added space, there are more options for larger containers and foliage outlining your property. Don’t forget about an area to lounge. There is no better place to wave a neighbor in for a cool drink under your shaded trees.
We hear the term cookie cutter all to often. And we’ve heard the stories of never knowing the names of our neighbors. So why not use your front yard as a way to stand out in your community and welcome in the conversation and camaraderie of your neighbors? You can be the “great house with the waterfall in the front yard” or maybe even the go to place for neighbors to connect and unwind.