April is Lawn and Garden Month. With springtime in full swing and summer just around the corner, that makes now a great time to focus on beautifying both your front and backyards. In fact, REALTORs® say curb appeal remains a motivating factor for prospective home buyers. That means you could have an advantage on neighbors and sell your existing house, as you search for a high-quality new custom home that perfectly meets the wants and needs of you and your family.
Plus, this way you can take the personalized nature of custom homes one step further and create a truly outstanding landscaping motif that will definitely be noticed by visitors and your new neighbors. Read on to discover some of the most popular ideas for streamlined landscaping.
1) Plan Well and Then Move Ahead
Every positive project begins with an idea and game plan to put those thoughts into action. You might drive around your current neighborhood and see what others are doing. You can also search online for the latest trends. In addition, many smartphone apps will assist you in landscaping ideas and decisions.
For instance, perhaps you enjoy manicured trees and bushes for an artistic look and feel. Or, you might prefer a more traditional and low-maintenance display. You could even make a focal point in your front or backyard. This might be a majestic palm tree, water feature, art piece, or similar striking element. Your custom home builder will also have ideas for a stylish and inviting landscape design.
2) Maximize Space and Complement Surroundings
Similar to interior design, your landscaping ideas will be mostly centered around the amount of space you have. The good news is that you can fashion an impactful design even in a tight space. Creative use of pavers and hardscaping, lawn ornaments, and flowers and plants of various heights will showcase an eye-catching theme.
Remember that landscaping doesn’t have to take place only on the ground. Strategically-placed potted plants add aesthetic value and interest. You might also consider a layered landscape motif, or make creative use of walls and fences. Vertical gardens, hanging planters, window boxes, and similar ideas are also great space-saving hacks.
You’ll also want to find ways to match the surrounding area of your home and entire neighborhood. Achieving that goal is easy when you live in a dynamic community full of like-minded people who share your same interests. For example, did you know Halifax Plantation was recently featured in both the Flagler and Volusia County Parade of Homes events? One of the fastest-growing communities in Central Florida, here’s where you’ll enjoy a real connection with nature, with convenient access to world-class attractions and top-notch amenities.
3) Consult with a Professional
These are just a few of the many landscaping ideas available to you. The main idea is to create a front and backyard that truly matches your unique personality and lifestyle preferences. In fact, that’s a main theme in today’s custom homes. Unlike existing structures that come with awkward layouts and clunky facets, when you work with a trusted and reputable home builder, you’ll end up with a high-quality custom home tailored to your exact wants and needs.
For nearly three decades, we’ve partnered with countless Central Florida homeowners to fashion spectacular custom homes in some of the most desirable neighborhoods in the area. That includes Il Villaggio, Halifax Plantation, Westland Village, Southern Pines, and throughout the City of Palm Coast.
Browse our website to view recent photos of our work. You’ll also witness the vibrant and thriving communities in which we build. Then, contact us today to get started on the outstanding custom home you’ve always dreamed of, and that you and your family deserve.