The exterior of your home is the first thing people see when they’re driving by or pulling into your driveway, so it’s no surprise that you want it to look good. Upgrading the exterior of your home to make it more functional and visually appealing sounds great in theory, but in reality, it can get overwhelming quickly. Focus on these 5 landscape changes you can make to really transform the exterior of your home without doing too much at once!
Add a Fire Pit
Fire pits are a crowd-pleasing addition that look great and offer extra warmth in the early spring and late fall. Fire pits can be gas or wood-burning depending on your preference, budget, and where it will be located.
Upgrade Your Walkway
The walkway into your home is a great opportunity to use landscaping to really transform a space. Get rid of the boring concrete and opt for natural stone pavers for a unique and modern path into the home. A beautiful walkway in the front of your home will improve the curb appeal too!
Utilize the Front Yard
Who says your front yard can’t be filled with gorgeous landscaping and room to entertain? If your backyard isn’t big enough to accommodate your plans, using the front yard for a patio and entertaining space is a great option. Strategically placed trees, shrubs, and flowers will help add privacy without totally blocking you off from the neighborhood.
Create a Greenwall
A small space that’s encased with privacy walls and fences can feel a little claustrophobic. Open the space and add an interesting landscaping element by creating a green wall. Greenwalling is when you add plants to the wall itself. This can be done using planters that attach to the wall, or you can grow vine plants up the wall over time.
Invest in a Deck
Adding a deck to your come can be costly at first, but it will add to the value of your home and create a whole new space to entertain. Decks are built at the same level as the main level of your home, so going in and out for drinks or food is easy. Adults can relax on the deck while kids and pets enjoy the yard below, but everyone still gets to spend time together. Decks can be built to fit your space perfectly and really make the most out of a backyard that isn’t being used enough.
Contact Joe Lamacchia Landscape
To learn more about upgrading the landscaping at your home or to schedule a consultation with a landscaping expert, contact Joe Lamacchia Landscape today! From design to installation and even maintenance, our landscaping team can do it all so you don’t have to. Give us a call at or request an estimate online today!