Have you driven by a home and thought to yourself, “Wow, their front yard looks awesome!”
Of course, you have, and you are not alone! We all do this, gaining inspiration from our neighbors, and learning new ways to enhance curb appeal and update our landscape design. There are many unique ways homeowners and commercial developers can optimize their landscape, boost curb appeal, and renovate the front yard.
Landscape design in Massachusetts may not be reminiscent of what you see in California or Italy, but there are plenty of great ways homeowners in the Northeast can enhance curb appeal and potentially increase the value of their home.
Five Ways to Enhance Curb Appeal with Landscape Design
Walkway/Driveway PaversBrick Walkway Pavers
Driveway and walkway pavers increase property value and are available in a variety of colors, textures, and sizes. Depending on the type of paper you choose, they are also durable, long-lasting, and require little maintenance.
There are pros and cons to all paving stone materials and styles, though a deterrent for many Massachusetts homeowners is cost. To complete a driveway paver project in Massachusetts, homeowners need to be prepared for a five-figure invoice, but that’s not to say that investment doesn’t pay itself off.
Driveway and walkway pavers do increase the value of your home, sometimes by as much as 10%. While the initial investment may seem steep, if you plan to sell in the future, the investment in driveway and walkway pavers are worth it.
Plant DesignStone Wall & Plant Design by JM Mento Landscape Design
Who doesn’t love plants?
Plant design is an integral part of any residential or commercial landscape design project. Not only do plants and a green, lush lawn increase curb-appeal, but great plant design and landscaping may lead to an increase in property value.
JM Mento Plant Design Services depend on your unique taste and style. Our team will share with you different types of plant material, survey the site, and determine how much sun, soil, and other conditions will impact the area.
Using a combination of evergreens with flowering shrubs, ornamental trees, and perennials, Joe’s most highly-recommended plants for plant design in Massachusetts include:
Artificial TurfArtificial Turf
Artificial grass looks great and eliminates some of the most common lawn maintenance for homeowners. Mowing and watering your lawn is a thing of the past, freeing up your time to do other things while also reducing your water usage and carbon footprint in the process.
While critics have pointed out the artificial turf is not recyclable, eliminating the need to mow the lawn does reduce carbon emissions and is never toxic.
There are many different types of artificial turf. From nylon to polyethylene, both of which are durable, long-lasting artificial turf options require virtually no maintenance.
Homeowners investing in artificial turf to enhance curb appeal can expect to see an increase in property value and a decrease in monthly utility costs and water usage.
FenceWhite Picket Fence
A durable, aesthetically pleasing fence is one of the most common requests we receive from homeowners in Massachusetts, and it’s clear why!
A fence is not only a great way to keep children and dogs safe within the borders of your land but can also provide your home with a beautiful aesthetic boost.
A fence is a simple, practical way to update your landscape design and enhance curb appeal without completely breaking the bank. The average cost of fence installation in Massachusetts is right around $3,000, depending on what material you choose and the size of the fencing area.
Stone WallsStone wall in front of luxurious New England home
Stone walls are an elegant and durable way to spice up your landscape design in Massachusetts.
So what is the purpose of a stone wall? A stone wall is used as a garden wall, an elegant wall lining a driveway or walkway, or to shore up slopes.
Stone walls are a modern landscape design technique and among one of the most popular landscape design trends around the world.
While retaining walls generally serves a practical purpose, stone walls are freestanding and self-supporting and installed to enhance aesthetics and curb appeal.
Why You Should Update Your Landscape Design
Simply put, landscape design matters. Whether you are a homeowner or a business owner, the presentation of your outdoor space is a worthwhile expense. For homeowners looking to put their home up for sale, this can be the difference between an above-market-value sale or your home sitting on Massachusetts Real Estate websites for months with no movement.
Landscape design requires an initial investment. Enhancing curb appeal with various landscape design services and techniques is the perfect way to turn heads and put money back in your pocket.