The space between the sidewalk and the street is often under-utilized or even ignored by home and business owners, but you can add an incredible amount of curb appeal and beauty by incorporating tasteful plantings into this area. Take a look at these small-space friendly ideas from Better Homes and Gardens for some inspiration.
Use layers and levels to create visual interest. This garden features small, dense plantings layered in front of medium-height, colorful specimens, with a number of tall plants creating a lovely backdrop. Behind the greenery a wall adds even more height, and is crowned with stunning bougainvillea.
If you are lucky enough to have a larger gap between the sidewalk and street, consider utilizing the power of curves! This undulating flowerbed is a true eye-catcher, with the added bonus of giving guests room to step out of their cars when parking on the curb.
If your space is extremely limited, you can still pack a powerful, colorful punch. Just go vertically with tall, narrow plants. You’ll want to plant some short flowers at the base as well, so you get an uninterrupted flow of color and vibrancy from the ground up.
If your home is set far back on the lot, make your yard at once welcoming and intimate with a colorful planting at the sidewalk. This will also give you a great view out of your front windows.
Do you need to add a bit of curb appeal to your Kansas City area home or business? If so, call Hermes Landscaping today at 913.888.2400.
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