Have you done any driveway landscaping yet? You should. Not just the driveway, but the areas surrounding it as well. You have many options all the way from softscape to hardscape.
Many times your driveway is the first thing people see. That’s why it’s important to have it in top shape. It gives off the first impression. If your driveway is shabby and not kept well, it reflects on the rest of the home. And it doesn’t have to break your bank to make it attractive.
Be sure and think ahead when choosing your landscaping elements. Things like using rock walls or a fence instead of bushes at the end of the driveway can be smart. If bushes are at the end of the driveway, neighborhood traffic can sometimes ruin them.
When designing the footpath to your door, be sure not to put too many plants in the way of visitors. Make it attractive, but practical, and keep things out of the way to allow a free flow of traffic.
HARDSCAPE – For your hardscape landscaping options, yo can use fences and walls. These can really pick up and accent your driveway. They bring color and character to your landscaping adventure. Hanging lanterns or baskets along with your fences are a nice touch.
Another way to add a nice touch to your landscaping, is with large rocks. They are very interesting and eye-catching. They can be of a color or hue that accents your landscape, or they can even be of a multi-color type. By adding small flowers around your stones you can create some wonderful artistic effects.
SOFTSCAPE – If your money is tight, then just landscaping along the sides of the driveway will do just fine. Every little detail makes a big difference when landscaping. And it doesn’t have to cost a lot to get it done.
Along a driveway, things like flower beds or groundcover can create borders that are interesting, and make the driveway really stand out from the lawn.
You can place little shrubs and even trees along a driveway for a beautiful landscaping effect. And with the shrubs, you can cut them to become topiary, which will open the door for even more designing options for your driveway.
Another nice touch for a driveway is the addition of a curve in it. The focal point of the driveway will then be the curve, in which you can place a fountain, a tree, a well, or even a flower garden to be the focus of attention for people using your driveway.
These are just a few tips, your options are very plentiful. Just by using your imagination while landscaping, you can create some beautiful and affordable designs that will add depth and character to your driveway.