Staging a front yard

The challenge

Maybe it is time to put your home on the market and you want to upgrade your curb appeal.  Or perhaps you are hosting a holiday gathering and want to freshen up the first impression guests will have of your home.  Either way, you may have limited time and space to make a change in your landscaping.

The solution

DSC_0034The color of your house should be a consideration in choosing plants to landscape for curb appeal. For example, a blue house feels calm and collected accented by a collection of purple, pink, yellow, and white flowers.   A landscape that goes dormant in the winter will look foreboding and uninviting. A landscape with curb appeal includes structural elements such as trees and shrubs, as well as materials that look good in spring, summer, autumn, and winter.

Food for Thought

Most of the time, people see your house — and judge its curb appeal — quickly, either on a walk or drive by. So large shapes and masses that are attractive from a distance should be a part of a landscape with curb appeal.

Front yard re-model
Front yard re-model

Ideas that survive

Front yard re-model
Front yard re-model

Even if you love gardening and all its associated tasks, if you one day plan to sell your house, an elaborate garden can be considered a negative by a potential buyer.

GardenScapes’ mission is to create an inviting, colorful and richly textured garden that complements the architecture of your home and the surrounding environment.  We are committed to do this in an cost-effective and creative way.

We specialize in landscape design with a focus on ‘softscape’ — trees, shrubs, perennials, and annuals.  Our services include yard layout and design, project management and/or consultation, plant selection, procurement and installation.  We have over ten years of local experience and extensive references.

GardenScapes has three general service categories: staging a home (in particular, the yard) for sale, garden remodels for a current residence, and commercial landscape design.