During 2019 we noticed an increase in clients asking us to update the look of their front gardens. This often follows on from a back garden landscaping project – although not always!
The advantages of adding kerb appeal to your property are many – a transformation is often simpler and less costly than doing the same in your back garden, and will bring you pleasure every time you pull into your driveway or approach your front door. An attractive front garden can also be a major asset if you are considering putting your house on the market in the next few years.
Get inspired by some of the examples of front gardens we landscaped in 2019 and so far in 2020 and don’t hesitate to get in touch to discuss your front garden. Although if budget is tight – a simple clearance and tidy up, adding some interest with new planting and feature plants in pots, can be achieved easily yourself (particularly at the moment when the majority of us are stuck at home with more time than usual on our hands!)
1 / A front garden in Streatley with a challenging steep slope
The before photo shows the original dated tarmac drive and an area of soil which had previously been a dumping ground for the builders when an extension was built. What a difference a new resin driveway makes, with its curved lines and new smart brick retaining walls and brick planting borders! The series of brick steps with paved risers makes an attractive and inviting approach to the front door.
2 / A new approach to the front door in Twyford
This front garden in Twyford is a perfect example of how changing the approach to your front door can transform and lift the look of your property. In this case it was achieved by our designer Katie Thomas replacing the simple L shaped path leading from the drive to the front door, with a curved design using stunning Sandstone paving. The finishing touches are an attractive feature square of herringbone brickwork incorporated within the new path, and a new shingle planting border and curved bed planted with lavender.
3 / Simple changes make all the difference in Lower Earley
Sometimes simple changes make all the difference – as was the case in this front garden in Lower Earley. By redefining the shape of the driveway and laying a new surface topping of golden South Oxfordshire stone, the tired looking driveway consisting of old scalpings put down by the builders, is a distant memory. Details such as the drive curving around the left side of the house, a brick paver edge around the perimeters and smart new brick planting borders under the front windows of the property all add to the kerb appeal.
4 / Bringing out the character of a property in Caversham
An attractive new front garden brings out the character of a property in Caversham. After removing the existing hedge, and neglected looking paving and lawn, the ground was levelled and a hard sub-base installed. A smart area of grey Sandstone paving was laid outside the front door and along the house, creating a wide pathway leading onto the driveway at the side. South Oxfordshire shingle completes the new look, and a smart new post and rail fence has replaced the old hedge which used to hide the beautiful frontage of the cottage.