A good front garden design can greatly improve the overall appearance of your home and can add to its value too. Front Gardens can often be neglected spaces with large areas of the garden taken over for car parking at the expensive of lawns and plants which soften the outside of houses and settle them into their environment. Getting an attractive front garden to give your house Kerb Appeal is not as difficult or as expensive as it may at first appear.
Gardens have been getting smaller and front gardens are often only the depth of one car to allow for off street parking. With this size garden, it is not necessary to have a lawn, however, to have an attractive front garden it is essential to add some borders and attractive plants.
If you don’t want a lawn then the surface area can be broken up by using other materials which contrast with the hard landscaping used in the parking areas. In this example, the front garden was effectively shared between two houses. We transformed this area by creating staggered borders, edged in blocks whose colour complimented the brick used in the house and the front wall. Paths of beach pebble surround the borders, creating a design which nicely breaks up the area, allows for borders filled with softening plants and yet is very simple, not expensive but is effective in giving this garden real Kerb Appeal.
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