HOW YOUR DRIVEWAY PROVIDES MAXIMUM KERB APPEAL
By Steve Tonks, General Manager at Boningale Garden Creations
Your driveway is an important part of your landscaping because it gives a first impression of your home – they call this ‘kerb appeal’ – but in addition to looking attractive, it also needs to be durable and functional.
A well-designed driveway will take into account the surrounding landscape as well as your home’s architectural style and car parking needs. The four main issues that a designer considers when creating and building a driveway are access, safety, drainage and aesthetics.
Materials are the most important component in the design and with so many options to choose from – block paving and asphalt to concrete and gravel – your budget and design goals will ultimately determine what you choose.
Also, while many homeowners want to maximise the space, try not to create a car park. Planting softens the hardscaping, and creates a more inviting space.