Creating Curb Appeal in King of Prussia, PA using Retaining Walls and Concrete Pavers
For many Pennsylvania homeowners, the warmer weather means it’s time to head outside to start sprucing up the curb appeal of their property. Trimming hedges, cleaning up debris from fall and winter, and adding a few new plantings requires little investment and can really make a big difference in appearance. While these efforts are certainly necessary for upkeep, adding hardscape elements like pathways, patios, pool decks, and garden walls pack a much bigger punch for landscape design.
Professional hardscaping solutions can address many common landscaping problems to help you create an outdoor space you can enjoy all summer long. Let’s have a look at a few of them below.
Oddly shaped yard
Not every property has a clearly defined front and back yard. This can make it difficult to know what to plant where or how to establish the front entrance to your home. Corner lots can be especially difficult, since the home can be approached from two different streets. Creating a well-lit pathway using concrete pavers like those in the Unilock product collection can help add definition and guide visitors up to your front door. Adding small garden walls using a product like Rivenstone can add much needed dimension to your home’s main entryway. Check out another article on creating great landscapes here.
Too flat for flowers
If your yard is completely flat, it can be hard to create visual interest using basic landscaping methods such a planting flowers and creating planting beds. When plants are all growing on the same level, they compete for attention, and taller plants and shrubs will quickly overshadow smaller flowers and ground cover. Raised flower beds built using retaining walls systems can add creative flare to the perimeter of your home and will help contain and organize plantings to showcase each variety. Even retaining walls very short in height—around 12”-18”—can make a huge impact on curb appeal. To see more inspiration for retaining wall designs, visit the Unilock gallery page.
Property that has steep slopes on one or more sides can be difficult to landscape. However, planting grass isn’t usually the best option, since mowing these sloped areas can be difficult and even dangerous. Terraced retaining walls would be an excellent solution for this type of property. They can be used to create various level areas for planting with easy access for enjoyment and ongoing maintenance. Consider adding little seating areas using concrete pavers to create a private patio area among the plantings. Check out some concrete pavers for your home here.
Where to start
If your King of Prussia, PA property suffers from any of these common problems, or if your looking to create an inviting entrance with increased curb appeal, hardscaping may be just the solution you’ve been looking for.
To get started, visit our gallery pages for inspiration, but be sure to contact a professional for installation. The construction of patios, concrete pavers, and retaining wall systems is a complex procedure requiring experience and training. Having your new hardscape professionally installed by a Unilock Authorized Contractor is the best way to make sure your investment is built to last. Find a certified contractor for your King of Prussia, PA project here.