WACO, Texas (PRWEB) October 07, 2014
Landscaping is more than just grooming a lawn and planting a few flowers. According to The Grounds Guys, who specialize in commercial and residential landscape services, an attractive and well-maintained landscape involves elements that instantly add value and appeal to the property. Their landscaping experts offer a few tips on how to improve a property’s curb appeal:
Enhance the entrance
Make sure the pathway to the entrance catches onlookers’ eyes and looks inviting. Line the path with flowers, bushes or small trees that make visitors feel welcome. Pave the path with special concrete, pavers, bricks, stones, and other eye-catching surfaces.
Create a focal point
Develop the landscape with a specific focal point or pattern that is attractive and pleasing to the eye. Add a large tree, a bench, an arbor, or sculpture that catches the eye of passersby and draws people to it. Avoid bulky lawn decorations that distract from the overall purpose of your landscape.
Coordinate colors and textures
Depending on the exterior color of your property, add colorful flowers or bushes that complement the color. Mix in various textures for an extra touch of appeal. Adding a colored door, painted shutters, or colored flowerpots on each side of the doorway can also provide a splash of color to the landscaping décor.
Consider the size and layout
Select landscaping elements based on the size of the property. For a one-story or smaller property, choose small bushes, low-growing flowers, and smaller trees that don’t dwarf the property. For two-story or larger properties, consider larger trees and bushes that add more height to the landscape.
Light the way
Illuminating the path to a property can improve security as well as add curb appeal. Small lamps on each side of walkway, a light spotlighting special landscape features, or large lamps that turn on at dusk to glow down on the landscape are great additions to landscapes. Select low electrical power bulbs, like light-emitting diodes (LED) or solar lights, to help cut costs on lighting.
Whether your game plan is a professional looking landscape for your business, an upscale design for a retirement community, or a beautiful front lawn that is the envy of the neighbors, the experts at The Grounds Guys know how to blend nature and construction while adding value to any commercial or residential property. Give your local The Grounds Guys professionals a call today.