When you consider landscaping your garden and other surrounding areas around your home many people often overlook one of the most important areas, their driveway. The driveway should be a welcoming well-designed part of your property that not only offers comfort and style but also has a sense of functionality and durability.
LANDSCAPING, BORDERS, GATES, FENCING, LIGHTING, PAVING & TURF
Dependent on the size of your driveway and the space you have to work within will obviously have an impact on the decisions you make when it comes to landscaping and laying out your perfect driveway. Make sure you consider the practicalities of driving and walking in and across your driveway making it comfortable and convenient for those entering your property either via car or on foot. Use attractive planters or low spread shrubs to help guide visitors in along a routed path. For gravel driveways borders separating areas of the driveway can also be implemented to help with this. Wooden, metallic or electric sliding gates can also be an attractive addition and finishing touch to your driveway. There are numerous styles, materials and finishes to pick from which will help not only with the kerb appeal of your property but also with security. Dependent on the length and positioning of your driveway how it is lit is particularly crucial not only from an eye-catching perspective but also for safety purposes. If you intend to hook up electrical lighting then you will need to consider exactly where you wish to place it. Alternatively for more eco-friendly use the addition of solar powered lightning not only will add flexibility to where you wish to have your lighting placed but will also be less expensive and even provide an environmentally friendly solution. Illuminate your driveway well especially if there is no other natural light in the area. Whether it’s concrete, asphalt, paving slabs or another material your driveway will have to be smooth, durable and be willing to withstand everyday use. During its lifetime it will not only face weathering but also oil mark drips, tire marks, dirty footprints and more. Avoid porous materials that may stain from soaking up such liquids and ensure that your driveway is watertight to prevent moisture creeping in.