First impressions count…

In my eyes, it is just as important to pay attention to your front garden as it is the back.  And now the BBQ season is over, this is a good time of year to start thinking of ways to add interest to the front.  Many of our clients prefer this time of year to have work done in the garden – when they are spending more time indoors and before the (hopefully) better weather arrives in the Spring!

Transforming the appearance of your front garden could be as simple as the installation of a new fence, pathway or drive. Or a new planting design will add colour and interest in the winter months (obviously my business partner Alison Tipping is the expert to consult on this one!)

A recent design for a client involved putting in a new shingle drive and installing a distinctive fence at the top of the lawn – these simple but effective changes help define and make better use of the garden space.  The before and after photos below illustrate the point nicely:

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Over the last two weeks ALDA Landscapes have been working on another front garden. This time the transformation was created by building a new brick wall along the boundary of the garden closest to the pavement and by a radical clearance of overgrown shrubs and plants.

In the before photo you can see how overgrown the ivy clad wall looked and how the abundance of shrubs obscured the view of the house. The after photo reveals a new brick wall and the garden cleared ready for a new planting scheme to take shape over the next couple of months. We were also asked by the client to repair an existing brick wall – not an easy job as the weather turns more wintry, but I’m sure you will agree it was worth it, as the photos reveal below!

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And just for good measure, here’s a photo of another front garden we designed and constructed earlier this year (more details in this blog post):

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So now is a good time to get thinking of ways to improve the appearance of your front garden and up the curb appeal of your house!

Contact us if you need a hand…

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