Landscaping Ideas for Your Driveway

How to Spruce up Your Driveway

Your driveway is one of the first things that you, your visitors, and passersby notice about your home. You can make a great first impression by investing in your driveway, redesigning it to make the perfect statement to introduce your home.

There are many options for driveway design and furnishings, and each home has its own complementary style. We have created a little guide to help you determine the best driveway design for your home.

Potted Plants

You can line your driveway with potted plants that help to direct cars and look beautiful at the same time. Potted plants can be easy to maintain and you can change them out as frequently as you would like. You can feature new potted plants to match the season, using brighter colors in spring and summer and switching to more autumnal colors in the fall.

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The more modern looking driveways make use of lighting to emphasize the driveway and guide cars to their parking spot. There are many options for lighting, such as spotlights in the ground and solar powered light stands. There’s the perfect lighting out there for all driveways depending on the aesthetic you’re going for and the budget you’re working with.

Curbed Driveway

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You can add a curb to your driveway to provide emphasis and a distinct separation between your lawn and driveway. A curbed driveway can help to protect any flowers or other plants you have growing in your garden from getting knocked down by a reckless driver.

If you live in an area where there’s usually a lot of rainfall, a curbed driveway can help to prevent the run-off of soil and mulch from your yard. This can help to keep your driveway looking great and your garden in working order.

Fence and Gate

The addition of fencing alongside your driveway can offer similar protections for your front yard as a curbed driveway. You can opt for a black metal fence for a more fanciful look, and a gate at the foot of the driveway can offer an elegant aesthetic as well as added security for your home.


Hedges can be a great method for outlining your driveway and protecting your front yard. Additionally, hedges can provide privacy for your front yard so that you can make better use of it.

Hedges offer a beautiful aesthetic when well-maintained and can be complemented by various flowers and other plants.

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Circular Driveway

A circular driveway is both practical and beautiful. It provides an easy way to drive in and out of the driveway without having to reverse and can be particularly useful when multiple cars need to park on the property. To incorporate a circular driveway in your landscape you’ll need ample room to make it worthwhile.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss landscaping your driveway, don’t hesitate to give us a call here at Dalzell Design Landscaping.

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