One of the best additions you can add to your landscaped yard is creating a walkway that goes through it! Many use walkways as clear passages that will lead the way to your front door; or just a path that connects the different areas of your landscape. If you have a huge lawn or a beautifully landscaped yard, installing a walkway will allow you and your guests to enjoy the beautiful scenery in your yard.
If you haven’t decided to add a walkway to your home, then these benefits will surely convince you.
- Enhance your landscape design
It helps you easily spot the different areas and corners of your outdoor space; thus, making it look clearer and more organized. Walkways are also inviting; it tempts you to follow the path and see where it leads you. It also helps in creating a focal point in your landscaping design. You can install a walkway that is made of bricks, pavers, or stones depending on how it will accentuate your home’s architectural design.
- Provides safety
The main purpose of installing a walkway is to provide an even and safer path to walk on. Walkways provide a path that is easier to walk on, especially when you are wearing high heels, have elderly around, or when the weather is bad! If you have children or older adults at home, then the more reason that you need to install a walkway for their safety.
- Improve your home’s curb appeal
Anything that adds beauty and functionality to your home will surely increase its curb appeal. Hardscapes such as walkways are one of the additions in your home that will increase its market value. Based on the survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors, a walkway can increase your home’s resale value by $5,000 to $10,000 should you decide to sell your property in the future.
The benefits of installing a walkway at your home could go on and on depending on your location and how you use it. To help you decide the materials to use, consider your landscape and the architectural design of your house. Make sure that the materials will complement your space.
You may need to remove the soil in the pathway so that the walkway will be at the same level as the surrounding turf after it is installed. You can either install the walkway with your DIY skills or hire a landscaping professional to do the job for you. Choose a landscape contractor that has many years of experience designing and installing walkways to ensure quality craftsmanship. For more information contact us at Campbell & Ferrara.