Garden in the front of the house
What makes us turn our heads when we pass a particularly handsome house? A fair front and entrance would do half the work when it comes to good impression. So how do we make the front and entrance to the house more inviting and pleasant
There is no doubt that the attractive entrance garden adds great value to the house financially. There is a great difference between a house whose entrance passes through a path surrounded by fragrant greenery and a house where access to cars and parking is the front. A paved floor that stretches to the full width of the house, like in the garage, is one of the most unattractive things you can see at the entrance, as the first impressions of the house.
The connection with the environment is influenced by the home and the characteristics of its residents. In some houses the whole area is in the front garden, while in others the door is the barrier between the inside and the outside, and the life takes place on the other side – in the backyard. The design is different if you sit and host in the entrance or in the back of the garden.
The front garden is usually the most effective when it leads straight from the street or sidewalk to the house. It is advisable to have a path or a passage between parking and the garden, even if the parking is in a side location. This garden is a great place for special elements, such as a sculpture, pool or fountain. If it is extensive enough and well planned, it can also be used as a game and hospitality area.
Keep in mind that the main entrance to the house will be clearly visible from the access road and that it will be wide and easily accessible. A frontal garden should be inviting and give a sense of welcome.
Any paint on the front of the house and in the main entrance will be better than no color at all, say the real estate agents, but to deepen the effect you should think about what to plant and where to stand in the street next to the house and examine your front: To your front door: where should you place flowers to light the house, buy a light and cheerful atmosphere, and highlight special elements in it?
Here are a few small tips
Along the line of the house and along the fence that separates it from the street: planted a mass of low and flowering vegetation such as silver baskets (Lobularia maritima, Alyssum maritimum) and scattered groups of bright summer bulbs such as Gladiolus.
Do you have a lighting pole at the entrance? Or a sign with the surname? Turned it into a visual center and planted long-flowering plants around it. You can also play with heights if you put a “potted plant” next to it. You can also add an inanimate element: a nice rock, a figurine, etc.
Do you have a wall in the garden or a retaining wall? Let the latyrus odorata climb on it – these can bloom for a long time if you trim the withered flowers.
Areas of land coverings such as lawns – Do not place large lawns and boring. Enliven them with a flower bed in the center of the lawn or plants of onions and a cocoon to give life to the grass. They will also blossom year after year.
Welcome Front – Use floral containers and flower pots to create a spring and color focus point from your front door. Use plants with different heights, different colors and textures. We planned that the flowering would last for a long time by using plants that bloom in different months.
Instead of mixing colors that irritate the eye, make sure to choose one dominant color, which will be about 70 percent of the vegetation and the rest filled with only two more shades. A number of yellow gladiolus will protrude from a blooming and low surface of purple silver baskets, Lobelia Erinus in pink, violet or intense blue, or a rich red varbena hybrida hortensis.
Use colors to create optical illusions: bright, eye-catching colors like red and yellow give the impression that they are closer to the observer than cold colors like blue and white – which look more distant. Blue and white plants along the garden borders will give it a wider appearance.
When you take into account your eyes – do not forget your nose. They also put into the planning and garden odor plants, especially near the front door or in seating areas – where the air was dried.
In order to create a smoother appearance of straight lines and smooth walls, a wooden “mesh” can be made – crisscrossed wooden poles that form cubes at intervals of 30 – 25 cm, which can be hung on the wall of plaster or stone, Or spaces, it is advisable to set up a bed in front of the wall under the climber, and remember to leave access to the climbers so that they can be pruned when needed, a good solution for concealment and privacy,
Arranging flower pots at the entrance will be a good solution in case it is impossible to build a bed there for its own sake, or if you want to save space.
Lighting is a subject that needs to be taken into account during planning: both low lighting that runs the driveway – for safety purposes, and decorative lighting whose function is to highlight certain elements along the path
Always remember – there is no similar selection of colors in the garden to choose a new color for the kitchen. The colors of plants are more vivid and must take into account their flowering times.
Always consult with professionals in nursery nurseries. You purchase the plants, in order to verify the details of the plant, its requirements and needs, and its suitability for your garden.
There is nothing like the vegetation to make the entrance look friendly and cozy, in flower beds or jugs and spectacular and stylish containers. Placing vegetation at the entrance itself will give it a designed and inviting appearance