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Creating An Inviting Yard

I have always been one of those people who loves to create a warm, inviting atmosphere for others, which is why I started looking at landscaping design in the first place. It was incredible to me to see how much of a difference I was able to make by adding a few new plants, and after that first project, I wanted to help other people. I started volunteering to help friends and neighbors do their landscaping, and after a few months, I had developed quite a following. This blog is all about creating a warm, inviting yard through smart landscaping and an eye for detail.

Creating An Inviting Yard

Make Landscaping A Priority

by Addison Washington

There are many ways to increase the value of your home, and it can often be difficult to decide which project to undertake first. If you have not considered landscaping, you should seriously consider landscaping as a way to increase the value of your home. Just think about a potential buyer coming to look at your home. The first thing that they will see is the yard. If your home's landscaping boosts the curb appeal of your home, then you will be able to sell the home for more. Other than increasing your home's value, a beautiful yard is simply nice. Here are a few ideas to incorporate in your landscaping.


While a solid patch of grass is beautiful, it is also a nice change to include walkways through and around your yard. The great thing about including a walkway in your landscaping is that you have so many different options as far as materials go. You can create walkways out of almost any material that you would like. You can create a walkway out of anything from flagstone, bricks, and concrete to even wood. The walkways can even have pergolas or archways decorating the path. This is a great way to create a sense of elegance and break up the monotony of grass.

Ponds and Waterfalls

A great way to bring a little bit of life to a yard is to use a pond full of fish and a waterfall. When most people think of a waterfall and a pond in a yard, they think big money, but that may not be the case. If you get the right landscaping crew, you may be able to install a pond and waterfall relatively cheaply. You and the landscaping foreman will be able to design a pond and waterfall that will fit your yard perfectly. You will have a lot of options as far as the material used, and also the layout of the pond. 


Some of the most beautiful yards around really utilize different plant life to perfection. A good mixture of shrubs and flowers can really add color and break up the yard. Take a step back from your yard and look for areas that could use come color and life. This is where you can put those plants and add a great deal of life to your yard. Do not hesitate to talk with the landscaping foreman for advice on where to place the flowers and plants. They will have a lot of experience and know how to really make a yard come to life with flowers and shrubs.