Your front lawn is often the first thing people notice when they encounter your property. A well-maintained lawn often makes the house itself looks better, and signals that you and your family carry yourself with pride and dignity.
Many families want to take their lawns far beyond simply being well-maintained, however. An easy way to do just that is by adding enhancements to your front or back lawn. I compiled a list of some ways to take your lawn up a notch — check them out below!
Add a Firepit
Fire pits are perfect for chilly nights outside or a spontaneous s’mores adventure with your family. Adding one to your backyard is a unique feature that no one will expect, but they’ll certainly love. Your home will quickly become the preferred hang out spot.
One Word: Steppingstones
Instead of opting for the traditional front porch steps, consider going with a path of stepping stones leading to your front door. This will be a nice, unexpected touch for your guests and will certainly make your home stand out from the rest on the block. To amp it up even further, add something fun at the end of the stepping stone path, like a small tree or a birdbath.
Switch it Up with a Front Patio
Most patios are located in the backyard, serving as a spot to entertain guests when the weather is nice outside. If you really want to stand out though, maybe move your patio to the front yard. This is especially ideal for homes with smaller front lawns because the stone landscaping will allow you to the efforts of maintaining a grass lawn and the high water costs associated with a grass lawn as well.
These are for those of you looking for a more classic, formal look. With a stacked stone wall in your front lawn, you can make your home look even more refined and elegant. Again, this is more ideal for those of you with less lawn space to work with because a simple wall with a few shrubs is enough of a statement on its own — even if there isn’t a ton of lawn space behind it.
Everyone loves succulents, so they would be a perfect addition to your front or back lawn. The best part is that they are easy to maintain, so you won’t have to worry about them too much. For an earthy look, consider putting the succulents in stone planters.
If you’re confident in your landscaping abilities, you may consider doing the job yourself. Of course, any landscaping mistakes you make could add additional repair costs. You could reach out to a company like Ware Landscaping with lawn care experts who are trained to help you create the lawn of your needs. It is likely more of an investment, but you could see a major return on that investment with the rising cost of your property value with your new and improved lawn.Read More