Need Help with Front Yard Landscaping or Front Porch Design
Kris Miller
June 21, 2013 in Design Dilemma
How can I increase curb appeal? Do I need to alter the house or can I do it through landscaping?
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Studio M Interior Design
I would do brick pavers for both the driveway and entry walk. Your landscaping looks lush! I would also add some pops of color in the main bed near the entry. Pavers will make a HUGE difference and you will get back dollar for dollar on the investment. Good luck!
June 21, 2013 at 11:07am        Thanked by Kris Miller
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Kris Miller
What a great idea. Thanks. Should the pavers be the same brick color as the house?
June 21, 2013 at 11:20am   
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felixgrantham
Can you post some pictures that show more clearly what current plants & porch looks like? THX
June 21, 2013 at 11:38am   
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Kris Miller
Yes. Here they are. My porch is bare cement and the landscaping is basically filled with weeds right now. It all needs to be redone. I just don't know if I can solve the problem of "no curb appeal" with dynamic landscaping alone, or if I really need to fix the facade of the house. By the way, I have a driveway, but no garage. Its a bit of a disaster! My backyard is a Japanese garden and the Blue Spruce are somewhat cut in bonzai fashion so maybe I could go Asian? Ahhhl THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!
June 21, 2013 at 11:55am   
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Garza Concepts
I recommend reducing the size of the grass and adding some pockets of color.
June 21, 2013 at 11:58am      Thanked by Kris Miller
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Kris Miller
other than weeds, ivy and the blue spruces, there are some ferns, some huge mock oranges, and a Japanese maple too
June 21, 2013 at 11:58am   
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juniperjo
Is that cedar siding? I would paint the vertical board-and-batten siding a more sympathetic color (tying it to the landscape). Depending on how much color you're comfortable with, I could see either a luscious turquoise, or a soothing sage (grey-green) or fern (yellow-green) green. Either shade would complement your orange brick nicely.
June 22, 2013 at 6:13am      Thanked by Kris Miller
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Kris Miller
The vertical board-and-batten siding does seem to clash with the horizontal cedar fence I have. I don't know what wood material the board-and-batten is. Thanks so much for your idea.
June 22, 2013 at 12:40pm   
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cyn222
How about just adding some colorful flowers along border and under tree
June 22, 2013 at 12:47pm        Thanked by Kris Miller
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Kris Miller
hey that looks great. thank you
June 22, 2013 at 1:43pm   
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AspenFalls custom design and landscape
I like the idea of adding some hardscaping to break up some of the landscaping. I like the fence on the side!
June 25, 2014 at 7:53am   
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