What does your landscape say about you?

Is your entry way messy and unkempt? Or is it well groomed and inviting?

Your landscape says a lot about you and your home. If you shrubberies are groomed and your lawn is lush, it shows that you care about your home. It will also increase your property value.

You didn’t know curb appeal had so much power, did you?

Landscaping should enhance the aesthetic value of your home, complimenting its decor while not detracting from, or overwhelming, your  home’s style. So how can you improve your curb appeal? Here are a few suggestions:

Vertical Elements: Trees and tall shrubs are the foundation of any good landscape. These add a vertical element to your home (but remember not to overwhelm your yard). A small home requires small trees and vice versa.

Front Door Accents: Brighten your entry way with some colorful annuals. They will provide that extra bit of color your landscape needs.

Perennials: Plant a variety around your home. These will provide seasonal spots of color all year long. Some will blossom in the spring, others during the summer. So plant a variety of perennials and watch your landscape change with the seasons.

Concealment Plantings: Use shrubs to hide unsightly foundation lines, define spaces and line walkways. Strategically placed evergreens (they maintain their leaves all year long to constantly hide problem areas) can conceal unattractive areas like garden hoses, heating and cooling elements, meters, etc.

So take the time to really utilize your landscape and make it come alive.

If you have any questions about your next landscaping project or if you want a professional opinion or estimate, contact Rhine Landscaping by calling 410-442-2445 or click here today!

We can help you transform your landscape.

Often considered “softscape”, trees, shrubs, and flowering plants, are the outdoor elements that make your house a home. Functionality is the driving force behind strong landscaping design, followed by visual appeal. Professional landscape architects will develop a customized plan based on the unique features of the client’s home and outdoor space. Plants have to be chosen carefully, taking into consideration appropriate heights, desired look, color coordination, textures, and bloom times.

Rhine Landscaping also offers landscape maintenance features that will help ensure that plants, flowers and trees stay strong and healthy, allowing the client to enjoy them for many seasons.

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