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Do something different this year and add a dramatic landscape design to your property. You only get one chance to make a memorable and positive impression on those passing-by or visiting; make sure that your landscaping is doing your home justice.


Make a striking first impression with these landscape design tips:


Enticing entry-ways

Grab some attention with an enticing entry garden. Try hardy, native plants, grasses, and trees that will thrive in the southeastern US climate. Use mulch to provide a border around trunks and beds; this will help highlight and show-off your features. Create something visually-intriguing for close-ups, too, like a fairy garden or window-boxes that will command attention from your visitors.


Adequate illumination

Proper landscape lighting provides ambience without the glare that can take away from your yard and garden. Consider options like solar stake-lights, electric spot-lights, and LED bulbs for long-lasting efficiency. This will also prevent incidents of falls at night due to poor lighting, which may also positively impact homeowner insurance rates, but talk to your carrier to confirm.


Sturdy fencing

A fence does a lot more than keep things in: quality fencing frames and enhances your landscape, too! Invest in professionally-installed fences that are cohesive with your home’s curb appeal. A beautiful wrought-iron fence can be the perfect finishing touch for a contemporary dwelling, or a wooden split-rail variation is the ideal complement to a ranch or craftsman-style home.


A welcoming facade

Another way to make a dramatic impact and favorable impression is to extend a ‘hand’ to those that pass-by or visit; some examples of an extension to the public way include paths, borders, and gates. Make the front of your home welcoming and warm, reflecting that people occupy the dwelling.


Something that smells nice

Greet guests with something that smells nice – and that they won’t soon forget. Plant aromatic beds by your door or entry for added impact and enjoyment all summer-long. Flowers like gardenias or fresh potted -herbs, like parsley and basil, thrive in the Carolinian climate and offer your visitors a pleasant olfactory experience when they come to call.


A place to sit

Create a comfortable place for conversation with furniture, accents, and features, such as fountains or patios. Bring a few conventionally-indoor accents, like pillows and pendant light fixtures, to add to the charm of your outdoor space. Check out vintage wicker for cottage-like charisma or ultra-modern metal conversation sets for your distinct configuration, property, and budget.


Make a striking first impression in your landscape design and hire a skilled landscape services company in Charleston.  Natural Tendencies Landscape Professionals can point to the best options for your distinct green-space, and find a way to bring some drama to your property’s curb appeal. Talk to our experts today.