Objective: Designed by one of Toronto’s Premier landscape architects Both the client and architect entrusted us to build this beautiful design to its fullest potential The intention was to provide a stately, elegant look that would visually connect with the house Key Features: A long Stonewall and entrance pillar were installed the using the same…
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Any real estate agent will tell you, the best way to increase the value of your home is to increase its curb appeal with front yard landscaping. When the front of a home is well-kept and neatly presented, the value will increase not only for the home itself, but for the entire neighborhood as well.
You can use the following landscaping ideas for your front yard to help you get the most return on your investment when you decide to renovate your front yard landscape.
Front Yard Stone Entryways
Your landscaping starts with your hardscaping and one of the best ways to finish any entryway to the home is with the elegant look of real stone. From the rustic features of river stone to the opulent look of flagstone, stone walkways are extremely durable and long-lasting, yet they add an unmistakable eye-catching feature to any front yard landscaping design. Stone also pairs well with a wide variety of colors and materials so no matter what the home’s architecture, color or style, a stone entryway can significantly increase the value of your home.
One of the hardest things to do in a neighborhood where all of the homes look the same is to stand out from the crowd. Retaining walls, columns and pillars all help to bring a strong visual connection to the home’s architecture, yet still maintain a unique front yard landscaping design that helps your home increase its curb appeal subtlety.
Exquisite containers displaying gorgeous flowering can ensure that any front yard landscape is inviting and welcoming to all arriving guests. Containers help to break up the monotony of a long entryway sidewalk as well as designate specific areas to indicate tiers, steps or slopes. Container gardens are also a wonderful addition to front yard landscaping simply because they can be easily replanted each season with fresh and lush foliage, shrubs or flowers.
Front Landscape Lighting
While a well-landscaped front yard looks perfect in the day time, without the right landscape lighting at night, it’s not going to look like much at all. But lighting isn’t just to showcase your front yard garden design during the evening; it’s also perfect for increasing night time security around your driveway, street and front entryway—and with the addition of solar powered or low-voltage LED lighting, they can remain lit throughout the night without costing you a fortune in the process.
To create an inviting entrance leading to the front door using front yard landscaping design—one that leads the eyes to a wide variety of visual interests—multi-tiered platforms are the perfect addition to any front yard. Durable stone steps, tiers and retaining walls provide ample room for small container gardens and other landscaping features that can transform the look of any home or business overnight. Besides creating an interesting and appealing look that’s perfect for any front yard landscaping design, multiple tiered platforms make access easier by decreasing the amount of steps and frequency, ensuring navigating to and from the entryway simpler and more efficient.
If you would like to discuss your front yard landscaping ideas with a certified landscaper, just call us at: 1-905-640-8374 or fill out our contact form here to request a free landscaping consultation.
Objective: Large property backing onto Lake Wilcox just north of Toronto Front yard Simple and elegant design that would blend well with this custom log home Backyard Pool and entertainment area close the house To enhance the view of the lake and provide a dramatic focal point Key Features: Front Yard: The log wall closest…
Objective: To incorporate existing maple tree To provide interest to a small front yard Key Features: Mondrian stone driveway and steps provide a cohesive design Natural looking steppingstones enbedded in River rock provide access to the side yard Simple but effective planting provide a clean tidy look Click on an image to enlarge it. Then…
Objective: To provide an interesting and inviting front entrance for a relatively small front yard Key Features: Planter pillars to provide focus and interests to the entrance Wrap around steps allowing easy access from the driveway or walkway Stonewall to retain existing grade and define the walkway Simple low maintenance planting to accent the house…
Objective: Provide a welcoming and impactful entrance A front landscape that blends with this upscale neighboring and the architecture and flavor of the home Key Features: Columnar bench framed the entrance Boxwood and mixed perennials offer a contrast in color and interest The black coping and pier caps reflect the color of door and wrought…
Objective: All homes in this gated community looked the same The client wanted something different yet have a strong visual connection to the house Key Features: The wall and pillar tie in perfectly with the stone of the house The flagstone steps and landing tie in with the trim of the house Notice how the…
Objective: Inviting Entrance Wider Driveway Easy access from garage to front door Key Features: Dual entrance from driveway to front door add interest and curb appeal Landings between steps allows for easier access and visual interest Random flagstone (using permacon mega arbel) blends with style of home