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When it comes to our homes, most of us commit to spending money on the décor and even having rooms fully renovated. We invest in appliances that make our lives easier and furniture that’s comfortable and stylish. We might also invest time and money in creating back gardens where we can grow plants, fruit, and vegetables, play with our kids, and relax with our families. We don’t commit the same time or money to our front gardens. We don’t spend time in our front gardens, they are just a way into our homes. So, they are often left plain and unloved. However, there are huge benefits to investing in creating an attractive front garden. Here’s a look at some of them. 

A Nice Welcome

A beautiful front garden, developed by a contractor like Driveways and Landscapes Solihull can offer you a nice welcome when you get in from a long day. This can help you to relax and unwind and improve your mental health. For the best welcome, try to include some color and welcome in plenty of nature. 

Improved Curb Appeal

Your curb appeal is basically how attractive your home looks from the curb. Good curb appeal makes a better first impression. It can improve the appearance of your whole area, make passers-by think more highly of you, increase the value of your home, and make it easier to sell if you ever decide to. 

Attractive to Guests

Your front garden and the frontage of your home are what make your first impression. Even before guests come into your home, they’ve formed an impression of what it will be like, based on the outdoor space. An attractive front garden makes a good first impression and offers a more pleasant welcome to guests. 

More Function

A basic garden offers little function. You may have somewhere to park your car, but your bins might just be left looking untidy by the side of your house. If you’ve got two cars, you might be forced to park one on the street. Invest in the design of your front garden and you’ll have a chance to make much more from your space. 

Supporting Wildlife

Whenever you add plants, trees, water features, and other natural elements, you give wildlife a safe space to enjoy. 

Climate Protection

Your front garden isn’t just a way to make your house look more appealing. It can actually reduce the risk of flooding and help to decrease urban temperatures. Grass, trees, and other vegetation can reduce the risks of flooding by absorbing water, and while tarmac and other dark surfaces absorb heat, natural elements reflect more, cooling the surface temperature. 

If you need a driveway, incorporating some grass, bushes, and trees can make a difference in decreasing temperature, reducing flooding risks, and protecting your health and well-being. 

Your front garden doesn’t need to be elaborate to be stylish and look great. Often, a simple well-cared-for driveway or path, some grass, a few hanging baskets to add some color, and lights to welcome you in are all that it takes, as long as it is kept neat. 

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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