Adding curb appeal doesn’t just benefit you if you plan to sell your home, it will enable you to get more enjoyment out of your property. When you come home at the end of a long day, seeing your beautiful garden will tend to brighten your spirits. The right landscaping is also one of the best ways to boost property values. Here are a few landscaping ideas for homes on the Main Line, for you to consider:
Front Porch and Walkway Improvements
Landscaping transformations accent the walkway leading to your home. Use varying shades and textures of plants to add interest to this area. Pair evergreens such as Cypress and Blue Spruce together, and then offset them with some purple Hydrangeas, Black-eyed Susans and red Geraniums for a lovely garden. Improving the look of your front porch can dramatically improve your curb appeal. Landscaping ideas for this area include adding potted plants, landscape lighting, flowering shrubs, stone walkways, and fragrant plants. Potted Geraniums and Hostas placed near the stairs or entry, will offset your architecture nicely.
Water features are landscape favorites that can be suited to any budget. The landscaped garden may feature a plain, self-contained fountain in a low-maintenance flower garden; or a large, flowing waterfall. The serene sound of running water turns your backyard into a garden sanctuary.
Create a permanent outdoor living space with brick pavers underneath a shade tree in the center of your lawn, or near the back door. You can also create an informal patio near the side entrance to your garage, near a deck or favorite garden area. A covered outdoor living area gives you greater comfort when you are outside and makes your backyard a more inviting gathering place no matter the weather. A plush seating area under a lighted pergola or gazebo makes a perfect day and night destination for you and your family. Outdoor rooms can actually work well in the front yard, too.
Here at Aardweg Landscaping, we are experienced in designing gardens to complement a variety of architectural styles and terrain features. Feel free to browse through our portfolio in order to get some landscaping ideas for homes on the Main Line. Mix and match different features to come up with something unique, and contact us to discuss our landscape design and landscape installation services available to residents of Philadelphia area communities.
At Aardweg Landscaping, we are not satisfied until you are. We’ll go through every step of the design process with you very carefully in order to insure that you are completely satisfied. For a consultation, contact us today by telephone at 610.355.0703.