It’s time for sprucing up your shrubs, primping your patio, and making sure your yard is the side where the grass is greener. Make your home the star of your neighborhood with our ideas for curb appeal landscaping and hardscaping.
You don’t always need a full landscape remodel in order to dial up your home’s curb appeal – something as simple as a pair of built-in planters flanking front steps or a driveway can add polish and definition to your space. Built-in planters can be produced in a variety of Belgard products to meet your personal style.
For a more portable option that you can rearrange to suit the season or your mood, consider planter boxes and container gardens. Fill them with easy-care perennials for low-maintenance container gardening year round.
No space? No problem. Even the smallest square of patio can become a lush garden retreat when you take advantage of vertical space. Vertical gardens can take many styles and shapes. Climbing plants, succulents, vegetables – as long as there’s sunlight and water, they’re all happy to grow up.
If you’re looking to claim more usable space out of a steeply graded lot in your landscape renovation, a terraced landscape design might be a good choice. You’ll likely need to call in the pros for this one, but the end result can radically change the look and function of a previously unusable space.
Whether a perfectly circular design made from identical edging pavers, like the Anglia Edger or a free-form shape made of stacked stones, ringing a tree or lining a garden bed with hardscape and plantings can take it from lonely-looking to a flowering oasis.
Edges and Borders
Lining paving stones along your sidewalk or driveway is a simple (and relatively inexpensive) weekend DIY that will give your home curb appeal you didn’t know it was missing. Defining these spaces gives your yard a degree of polish – and will also keep crushed stone pathways from migrating into neighboring grass. For more ideas, see our related blog on paver edging options.
Inspiration is at your fingertips – search out your perfect plan, and you’ll be the envy of the neighborhood! For more ideas visit our inspiration gallery or find an Authorized Belgard Contractor to get your project started today.
We are just finishing a rather large Belgard Catalina Bella paver installation project in La Jolla, CA, Love your photos of plantings along walkways ,but you do not identify the plants. Also, we have a couple small planting areas at near the edge of a hot tub deck, and would appreciate your suggestions for plants that would thrive in La Jolla that would provide a lot of bloom for the required root volume?
Petunias bloom year-round in California, come in a variety of colors, and do not require a lot of root space. Mexican Heather can be quite lovely and requires very little maintenance. The blooms are smaller, but it works really well for filling out a small bed.
Using techniques like bordering, edging, and terracing really sounds interesting to someone like me. Just thinking about all the different ways we can approach a project like this gets me excited for the end result. To make sure we have someone helping us, I’ll call over a landscape expert that has expertise on these kinds of methods.