Every homeowner wants a curb that gives a lasting first impression. However, it’s hard to figure out what landscape designs work best for one’s home. With these simple landscape projects, bring your curb appeal to life.
Criss-cross your lawn with concrete.
The grass may look greener on your neighbor’s side causing admiring glances. But the upkeep of having one might also deplete your resources. Meanwhile, having a concrete patio might be a tad too boring and gray for your taste. To enjoy the best of both worlds, why not create a concrete patio with pockets for grass to grow and thrive in. This allows the soil underneath to breathe while the concrete surface allows you to still walk freely over your patio. Come rainy days, a pocket concrete patio also provides enough friction for your steps so avoid slippery falls.
Highlight your pathways by painting it in a funky color.
If you have a paved patio, highlight your pathway in a different color scheme from your house. You can use glow-in-the-dark paint and have your home bask in its lighting, thereby turning the lights off and conserving your energy. If painting the pathway in glow-in-the-dark shades is too much for you, you can try lining it up with glowing stones instead. Again, give the stones a coat or two of luminescent paint and you’re good to go.
Border up with plants.
Make your curb interesting again with potted plants standing in lieu of your picket fence. Or you can use an elevated plot as your fence. This won’t only raise your curb presence but will also help curb your energy consumption. If your front yard allows it, consider a shade tree. Aside your elevated borders, also consider putting a nice border along your pathways or your trees.