Darin and Christina Cunningham | Re/Max Elite
278 Franklin Road Suite 190 | Brentwood, TN 37027
Office: 615.661.4400 | Fax: 615.661.4115
Christina: 615.394.4168 | Darin: 615.456.4086



Home Landscape And Garden Design Ideas

Owning a house is a dream come true for most people, and they find joy in it. A house is somtimes used as a measure of success in life. This is one reason so many people are looking to create the ideal home for their family. However, it’s not only the inside of the house that counts. The outside also matters a lot in complimenting the look and atmosphere of your home. It’s nice to make the outside of the house a restful retreat for your family and an inviting space for guests. Whenever you look at the outside of your home, it should give you a good feeling from the garden to the landscaping. Here are some ideas to make the outside of your home look beautiful;

Flowers

Greet your guests with flowers and if you have little extra space, install a low fence. It gives the illusion that the house is far away from the street.

Flowers in the yard make the home more welcoming. Plant different flowers in the yard and make sure they are well watered and looked after to maintain a natural, and fresh look.

Dress up the driveway

If your driveway is a bit tired, revamp it and plant some flowers on its borders. An unattractive driveway can be hidden by carefully sculpting the landscape and choosing the right materials and plants for it. Instead of the driveway looking old and ragged, it can seem like a gardener’s paradise. At the center of the driveway, create a slightly raised island of lawn. Add a low boxwood hedge at the back of the island and plant roses, perennials and annuals rising above the fence. You can also use wood or stone and also add some lighting to revamp the driveway.

Add water features

Water features come in all shapes and sizes from the fountain to the meandering stream. Here you might need professional assistance to either design or install a water feature such as a stream with banks. For the fountains and other displays, you can buy them off the shelf.

Ponds

What about a pond? That is if you have enough room. The pond can be raised or not, large or small depending on the size and shape of the yard. The pond makes an attractive landscaping idea and becomes the focal point of a yard attracting interesting wildlife and plants.

A Rock Garden

A Rock Garden is more ideal for the smaller yards. They make good use of the space and provide an excellent backdrop or focal point. It can be raised or not and if you want you can add colorful plants to it. Add texture to the garden by incorporating different materials in the rockery. Diversity works best.

Hard landscaping

Fantastic landscaping isn’t all about planting. Hard landscaping is also an option where you can introduce steps or walls in your garden. To make it more interesting, you can do careful planting on the walls to add color and diversity.

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