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Front Yard Landscaping Will Raise Home Value | Washington DC

Nov 21, 2013 | Lawns

 

NW Washington, DC

If you’re planning on renovating your home, you’ve probably got a whole notebook of ideas for your bathrooms and kitchen – maybe even a new deck. But what about your landscape? The exterior of your home says just as much as the interior does, and it’s also the first impression your home makes on neighbors and prospective buyers. A great front yard landscape is the key to improving your home’s curb appeal.

 

So if you’re planning on renovating your home, consider some of these ideas for the front yard landscape to go along with it:

 

Architectural Flourishes

There’s nothing wrong with a nicely-manicured lawn. To really make your home stand out, though, you should consider adding a few flourishes to the turf. A gravel or flagstone pathway can lend a lot of personality to your home.  A fountain can make a great centerpiece, and never discount just how well a fence or stone wall can synergize with your landscape’s design. Just because you’re sticking to grass doesn’t mean your front yard should be boring.

 

Bright and Bold Edging

No matter what you’re doing with your front yard, a little color and vibrancy never hurt. Whether you’re thinking rose bushes or gardenias, flowers can easily bring out the best colors in your landscaping and your home’s paint-job.  Avoid hard edges along the turf – try to aim for rounded edges lined with flowers or succulents, and add small flowering trees to draw more attention to your planters. Use collections of small shrubs instead of large hedges to break up the space, while giving it a natural feel.

 

Front Yard Garden

A front yard fruit and vegetable garden is a very powerful statement piece. It’s also a great functional upgrade to your front yard as well – you’ll be saving money on water-intensive grasses, and providing plenty of fresh produce for your family and neighbors. Be sure to check with your city and homeowners’ associations before turning your front yard into a garden – you wouldn’t want to have to tear it out right before harvest time.

 

However you plan to upgrade your front yard, Johnson’s Landscaping Service is here to help. We’ve been helping homeowners throughout DC and Montgomery County, Maryland bring out the best in their homes’ exteriors since 1960. Our professional designers and landscapers will work with you every step of the way – from drafting to installing your new landscape.

 

Contact us today to get started on the front yard of your dreams.

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