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If you’re looking into landscaping your property this spring, one great place to start may very well be your driveway. While most head straight for the backyard for their serious landscaping, a well-landscaped front yard is an unexpected outdoor design element that will draw admiration from everyone who passes by your home. Read on for five great ways to dress up your driveway this spring.
It is remarkable how much paving stones can dress up a simple concrete driveway when lined up at driveway level along that driveway’s edges. Many opt for pavers that resemble bricks for a warm, yet traditional look, while others opt for a more neutral paver that coordinates well with the colors of their home.
A Short Raised Edge
For a look reminiscent of large estates of centuries past, try creating a short raised wall along the edges of your driveway. This is best done with tiles of a strong material like quartz or concrete, or even with bricks. A raised edge along the sides of your driveway is also practical because it can keep grass and mulch off of your driveway. For an especially sophisticated look, match the raised edge to the driveway.
A Flower Garden
Flower gardens need not be reserved for the backyard, hidden from the view of passers-by. A striking departure from the most common home landscaping is to bring what would normally be reserved for the backyard to the front of the home where it can be seen front and center. Consider creating a flower bed along the driveway and front walkway of your home so that you can be greeted by beautiful flowers when entering your home all year round.
Depending on how long your driveway is, lining your driveway with trees could be a great option. Tree-lined driveways look fantastic in any season, but especially so in the fall when leaves are shedding their green color and in the spring when trees are blossoming.
A Combination of These
It’s important to note that a few of these elements can be combined together along your driveway for an extra intricate landscaping detail. For example, a driveway could be lined in pavers that then lead to a raised edge, which also serves as the edge of a well-tended flower bed. So get creative, plan it out, and dream up a design for an unforgettable driveway.