Great Ideas for Adding Beautiful Landscaping Around Your Garage
Now that spring is upon us, you are likely itching to spend some time outdoors as temperatures begin to warm up and the gray skies clear, allowing for some much-needed sunshine and Vitamin D! You may be thinking about what kind of gardening you would like to do. This may include ripping out old or dead shrubs along the front of your house or driveway and planting new greenery. But have you thought about landscaping around your garage? Even if your garage is set back from the street, and you think no one will notice, adding shrubbery and flowers around it can really “spruce” (pun intended) up its look.
Adding Greenery Can Enhance Your Garage’s Look
Certain types of plants are more conducive to the Midwest weather, which can include a lot of rainfall and hot, humid temperatures in the summer. Hostas are a popular plant for outdoor spaces, and they can thrive in the shade of big trees. In addition, there are certain plants that can help ward off pesky bugs in the springtime and summer. For example, mosquitoes do not like marigolds.
Your yard should complement your home and garage in terms of color, style, scale, and materials. Trees can frame your house and garage, but it is important not to have them conceal or overwhelm these structures. Plants and flowers should form a welcoming approach to your abode. Creating varying levels of plants, edging, borders, and curves will provide a landscaping foundation that is more than just a line of shrubs around the house and garage.
Here are a few landscaping ideas for enhancing the look and feel of your garage structure:
- Install plant boxes on garage window sills.
- Lay stones or bricks down to create a path around the garage.
- Add a gate or trellis to create a unique entrance from the front or side yard.
- Place a concrete statue (animal, angel, windmill, etc.) on each side of the garage door.
- Install a fountain to jazz up a garage’s adjacent patio.
- Put wrought-iron, glass, or wooden decorations on the garage siding or doors.
- Place birdhouses among the flowers and other plants.
Contact a DuPage County Garage Professional
Warmer temperatures may mean that you will be doing yardwork this spring and summer. An important aspect of your home’s curb appeal is landscaping. Consider adding trees, bushes, or flowers to complement your garage. A talented and experienced Downers Grove custom garage specialist can work with you to determine the best ways to enhance and show off your garage on the inside as well as the outside. The team at Blue Sky Builders has been helping people create custom garages to fit their needs for over 42 years. Call our office at 630-852-8485 to learn more and set up a free estimate.