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Landscape Elements That Will Instantly Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal

by Emily Durgan | Fri, Feb 28, 2014

We’ve all made a few gambles on our appearance that didn’t quite work out the way we wanted.

The “trendsetting” look you tried out for your senior picture.
Your haircut in the early ‘90s.
The outfit you wore to your ex’s wedding.
The swimsuit you picked for your first big tropical vacation.

For most of those decisions, we can look back on gambles gone wrong and laugh. But where your Florida panhandle landscape is concerned, you can’t always afford to gamble on an enhancement that might not look like you’d hoped.

Luckily, just like the little black dress, some landscape elements never go out of style — and adding them to your landscape offers an instant upgrade to your home’s curb appeal. Let’s take a look at a few of them.


Florida panhandle landscape curb appealA beautifully landscaped front yard isn’t complete without well-maintained hardscaping. The right paving or stonework can set off the rest of your landscape like a beautiful frame does a piece of art.

You can create a coordinated look among all your paved surfaces — your driveway, the sidewalk to your front door, the walkway to your back gate — or mix things up to create visual interest throughout your hardscaping.

What is the best patio material? That all depends on your budget and taste — read our blog about it for more.

Dynamic Containers

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times: Nothing livens up a tired entry more quickly than a vibrant, dynamic mixed container. (There’s a reason the showstopping plant in the middle is called a “thriller”!)

Unlike landscaped beds, which look their best after establishing themselves for a few months, well-designed containers look incredible from the moment they find their place in the landscape.

Landscape Lighting

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Yes, curb appeal still exists by night! What better way to make your property look enticing at all times of the day than with strategically placed, aesthetically pleasing outdoor lighting? You can add uplighting to a well-established tree, line your front walkway with soft lantern lighting or even install under-step lighting for a surprising wash of color.

If there’s a part of your landscape that you treasure during the day, there’s a good chance we can help you find a way to illuminate it by night to be just as beautiful — or maybe more.

Worth The Investment

Like a really great haircut or timeless piece of statement clothing, your Florida panhandle landscape is an aspect of your property that’s well worth investing in.

These landscape enhancements can help your property turn heads in the good way! (Not like that ‘90s haircut did.) Ready to start planning a little upgrade for your Florida panhandle landscape? Get in touch with the landscape professionals at GreenEarth Landscape Services.

Call our Panama City Beach office at (850) 236-1959 or our Santa Rosa Beach office at (850) 267-0010 to set up an appointment. Or, fill out the online form on our website to schedule your initial consultation.

Or get started on your own by downloading our free Landscape Planning Guide. We’ll be here when you’re ready!


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