Peninsula Point ResidenceTransitional Exterior, Orange County
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Keep it neat with grass. Turf grass is a traditional material to use in these strips, and while it is a valid choice, it is not the only option. If you do decide to go with turf, be sure to keep it neat and edged, weed it regularly and don't allow it to become an eyesore. In some cases a well-maintained strip of turf can be the perfect foil to other front-yard landscaping, like the courtyard wall and pots in this example. Choose turf grass in this strip if it makes sense to your overall aesthetic, not because you lacked creativity when making the decision.Of course, many people are interested in low-maintenance alternatives to traditional lawns. Get some ideas for going lawnless here.
Are the kids afraid to trick-or-treat at your house? Curb appeal continues from day into night. Make sure your front door and pathway are well lit with fixtures that coordinate with your architecture and color scheme. Extra enhancements on the home here also include the lights on the potted trees out front. A well-lit house also helps keep burglars away.