Have you ever heard the term “curb appeal?” In a nutshell, it refers to the aesthetic appeal of the front section of your house. In a lot of ways, it’s the first impression people will get about your home and the people who live there. And it’s the distinct trait that makes casual onlookers stop to take an admiring look at your property.
While a lot of factors go into creating your home’s curb appeal—the style of the roofing, the color of the walls, etc.—arguably the biggest part of it is your landscaping. After all, who doesn’t love a well-kept, well-designed front lawn?
If you want to upgrade your front lawn’s look, here are a few landscaping considerations to think about:
Even the most impressive front lawn will go to seed if it isn’t maintained properly. As such, be honest with yourself when deciding how much time per week you are willing to dedicate to lawn maintenance. You may find that you like having a beautiful lawn but hate all the upkeep that goes with it.
Climate and Water Requirement
It’s also important to note that different areas will have varied climates, which dictate which plants will thrive in your front yard. Given the sweltering weather of Las Vegas, for instance, you might want to avoid natural grass, which requires a lot of water to remain verdant and beautiful. While constant watering is good for your lawn, it is wasteful and damaging to the environment.
Good landscaping marries form and function seamlessly. Ask yourself: what other function do I want my front lawn to serve? Is all you want just a beautiful front yard to welcome your guests? Or do you also want it to have other features such as a veranda for outdoor entertaining? Or perhaps you wish to have a play area in front for your kids? These will affect the design of your lawn, so be sure to tell your contractor what your preferences are.
If you’re not sure what style you should have for your front lawn, a great way to generate ideas is to leaf through home and gardening magazines. There, you can see the hottest trends and inspirations. If you prefer, you can also use online platforms such as Pinterest to collect inspirational lawns into virtual mood boards for quick reference. Having these design pegs will make it easier for contractors to execute your lawn properly.
Last but definitely not the least is your budget for this project. There are two aspects to this. The first one is the initial or upfront costs of designing and installing your lawn. The second one is the ongoing maintenance of your lawn. Whatever design you end up choosing, make sure that you can afford both the initial and maintenance costs of your lawn.
As you can see, there are many factors that go into designing a beautiful front lawn. Luckily, there is one option that ticks all the boxes given above: artificial turf.
Made from synthetic material, it does not require constant watering or application of fertilizers/pesticides to continue looking wonderful. It’s also extremely durable, withstanding any weather conditions. Artificial turf also comes in a wide variety of styles and colors, so it can be used in any kind of project or suit whatever style you prefer. While the startup costs may be higher than natural grass, the low maintenance requirements and longevity of this turf will save you money in the long run.
If you think artificial turf is right for your home, get in touch with a trusted supplier in the area. They will also offer landscaping design services, making them true partners in bringing your dream garden landscape to life.