Simply having a walkway on your property adds value and curb appeal instantly. It is absolutely amazing what a walkway from a driveway to the front door or backyard does to a property. Whether you already have a walkway or are considering installing one, you may want to also consider some walkway landscaping designs. You could have a beautiful walkway of bluestone or pavers but adding landscape alongside it will take your home from “in-the-works” to a “finished” look in minutes.
Your Style Walkway
Before we get to walkway landscaping details, let’s discuss your options in materials for your walkway itself. This creates the overall “feel” for your outdoor living space and will help determine the landscaping aspects that will complement it later. Some of your best options are bluestone, pavers, and brick.
Bluestone materials give a timeless look to your walkway. It can create a fresh and clean vibe to your outdoor living space. One incredible benefit in choosing bluestone as your walkway material is that it comes in a variety of patterns and colors that will enhance its surroundings. For a more formal look, pavers may be your best choice. With less upkeep and maintenance, you can opt for a truly sophisticated aesthetic with your choice of color, sizing, cuts and patterns. If you want something more romantic or even rustic, then brick is the choice for you. Brick provides a dreamier look from the past.
Your walkway landscaping complements whatever choice you make in materials alongside whatever overall aesthetic you are trying to achieve.
Walkway landscaping doesn’t solely include your lawn or plant close to it. While it can encompass just those items, it can also include other landscaping features. Some may include lighting, pergolas, and retaining walls. It all depends on your preferences, aesthetics, and needs. If you are someone that wants privacy and one side of your walkway is near your property line, you may opt for planting trees on that side of your walkway.
If your walkway is leading to an elevated patio or deck, you may consider retaining walls alongside the steps. These retaining walls could hold a garden for your family and guests to enjoy at gatherings. If your walkway is long or between close quarters, a pergola can provide shade on those hot summer days. It can also become a winter wonderland full of endless options in decorations for holidays.
The Necessary Walkway Landscaping Feature
No matter where your walkway is leading or what walkway landscaping you choose, you will want to have proper lighting. Once you’ve perused your outdoor living space consciously thinking about the plans for exterior lights, you will need to consider the necessary and proper placements for fixtures. You can put lights anywhere, but it will serve you and your home best when it’s in an essential area of your landscape. Your walkway should always be well-lit for safety and hospitality purposes. Guests will be able to walk more comfortably, securely, and feel welcomed during the dusk or dark hours with a simple set of lights guiding the way.
Downlights are a great option for pathways. Low voltage landscape lighting utilizes less energy and is easy to install. It’s best to consult with a professional even with your plans for exterior lights. When you have a Unilock contractor, you’ll be guaranteed incredible services, materials, and finished products with your walkway landscaping. Plans for exterior lights may seem like a simple task; however, it can become quite complicated and overwhelming if you are unfamiliar with landscape, electricity, and lighting fixtures. One tip you may need to hear: don’t try to DIY landscape lighting.
In order to create and design the ultimate walkway landscaping that suits you, your family, and your home; you’ll want to find a contractor that provides 3D landscaping design. This is a tool that allows you to see your options on a 3D digital version of your outdoor living space. You want to see that your choices are cohesive, add value to your home, and boost curb appeal before you purchase it.
Whether that be light fixtures, additional hardscapes, or walkway landscaping options; you’ll want a trustworthy and reliable professional on your side. At Seasonal Landscape, we provide high quality services and products for our clients year-round. We enjoy collaborating and creating functional as well as gorgeous outdoor living spaces with our clients. Find out more information about what we offer by calling us today!