Your front yard is the most viewed area of your Newton, MA, landscape. It offers the first impression of your home and makes a statement about who lives there. If your front yard isn’t making your home look its best, then it’s time to call in a landscaper. Contact Northern Lights Inc. to discuss how your home can become the envy of the block.
Start with the Walkway
Upgrading your front walkway and steps can have a huge effect on the appearance of your front yard. If your walkways are cracked and crumbling, it not only looks bad, it can also pose a safety hazard. A professional landscaper can redesign your walkway system to improve both the flow of foot traffic and the look of your landscape.
Attractive high-quality concrete pavers will elevate the look of your front walkway. Consider including contrasting borders to really make an impact. With the wide variety of styles and colors available, we could match your new walkway to your home’s exterior if that’s desirable.
Revisit the Driveway
Your driveway covers a large expanse of your front yard. Refinishing the driveway with concrete pavers could transform the look of your landscape and raise the curb appeal of your property. Pavers can also help create a coordinated and cohesive landscape. By matching the style and color of pavers across the driveway, walkways, steps, and other masonry features, your front yard could look stunning.
An upgraded driveway surface can also improve stormwater management on your property. A large non-permeable surface can create a lot of water runoff. This water can become contaminated with waste and pollutants, and without a solution, it can wash into sewers and water systems. A permeable paver driveway will reduce the amount of water runoff on your property, which is good for the environment and the community.
Bring Your Yard to Life with Greenery
Colorful plants and flowers brighten a front yard and help your home stand out from the neighbors’ yards. But sparse or unkempt flower beds don’t make a great impression. A landscaper can plan a new layout for your flower beds and select the right plants for your area. Well-planned gardens filled with healthy plants and a layer of fresh mulch will transform your front yard from dull and lifeless to bright and blooming.
The right tree can anchor your landscape design and create a large-scale focal point for your front yard. Trees also provide shade, which can help keep your home cool and lower energy costs. Having shade in your yard will allow for a wider variety of plants, creating a diverse and attractive landscape that you can enjoy for years to come.
Look into Landscape Lighting
If you don’t have much of a landscape lighting system, you’ll find that newly installed lights will make your home more inviting and welcoming at night. Good front yard lighting should illuminate walkways and entry points and also highlight your home’s best features. A landscape designer can create a comprehensive lighting plan that illuminates all the right areas of your yard while also increasing safety and security.
Improve a Sloped Landscape
If your front yard is sloped, it can result in steep sidewalks that are difficult to navigate. A landscaper can create a new design for your yard that improves traffic flow with the use of retaining walls and terraces. This will create more useable space in your property and turn an awkward front yard into a stunning landscape.