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3 Key Components of a Good Entryway

Posted on February 21st, 2018

3 Key Components of a Good Entryway

First impressions are everything, and the front entryway is the first thing visitors see when viewing a home. It's the entrance and path that leads you into the home. The entryway should be a preview of the beautiful landscape to come. Enhance your front yard with an entryway and make people stop and stare after their first glace. The three components of a good entryway landscape include the parking area, pathway to the door, and the main entrance.  



Driveway Experience 

The driveway is used daily by owners and guests. This means in addition to being functional for vehicles, it needs to look good.  A well-designed driveway should take into account the landscape around it. Exterior lighting around the path may help vehicles avoid the shrubs and trees that make it pop during the day. Not just any plant can be placed in a driveway.  A good landscaper will inform you that heat resistant shrubs are best to plant alongside a driveway. Your vehicle and guests will be glad you hired a landscaper when they roll into your well-lit and aesthetically pleasing driveway.  


If your looking to revamp your home, resurfacing the driveway can update the curb entrance appeal. There are various types of driveway surfaces such as concrete, asphalt, gravel, brick, cobblestone, and more. Each material is completely different and has a special purpose for each yard. A landscaper can inform you of the differences, and find the best fit for your yard and wallet. 




Pedestrian Experience 

Don't be the house with the landscape that confuses every guest. We've all been to a house where we could not figure out which pathway leads to the front door, or the garage. The entryway path should be an integral part of the yard's landscape. Let a landscaper create a custom entryway that easily connects to the next walkway.  Outdoor lighting is also a must for a professionally landscaped home. Path lights enhance the homes unique style, while also having a functional purpose of guiding visitors to the door.  No confusion, no stilettos stuck in the soil, just an easy path.  




Entry Experience  

The front door is the end goal, so the entryway needs to make it prominent. There are numerous ways to design an entryway that suits your home.  Planting at the stoop of the entrance is another way to upgrade the area. If you're worried about affordability then spring flowers or fall colors are the bargain option. Lighting, plants, pathways, there is much to think about in designing the perfect landscape for your home. 




Your Vision, Our Creation  

At 512 Landscaping we treat each client as an individual, the way it should be. We don't have a one design for all type of business. We meet you on site and listen to what you want the end result to look like. We strive to make sure the end result is everything you wanted, and more. Contact us today to find out how we can transform your Austin home.  

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