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Seven Tips for Updating Your Front Entrance

Published on NewsOK Published: December 26, 2012

4. Cover unsightly walls or fences with evergreen vines. I have a large front stoop with an exposed concrete wall. I planted creeping fig, Ficus pumila at the base of the wall and after just a few years it is covered with tiny evergreen foliage that looks like wallpaper. Depending on what part of the country you live in, you could use a variety of different plants to achieve the same effect. 

5. Add a window box or boxes to the front of your house. Make sure they are substantial and built to last with exposure to weather. Custom-made boxes may be your best option. By building your own or having someone make them for you, they are bound to last and, you can choose materials that will suit the style and architecture of your home. Add colorful branches to the window box in winter for more color.  

6. Add a small water feature at the entrance to your home. There are myriad possibilities, from small wall mounted types to a simple container filled with water and decorative stones. 

7. Make sure that the route to your front door is obvious and the path is comfortable and easy to walk on. Adding ornamental grasses or grass-type plants like Carex ‘Evergold’ at various points along the path will soften the overall look. 

Erica Glasener writes for

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