Elegant Entryways

Front Yard Landscapes - Upgrade Your Picket Fence

With any new home construction, the outside landscaping is typically an after thought once the residents have moved in. Knowing that the front of the home is visually the most important area, the homeowners of this project started their search to create something they could be proud of.

After researching many ideas on the internet and at local landscape stores, they went to allanblock.com based on a friends recommendation. They found the perfect solution, an upgrade to the stardard front yard picket fence - a courtyard wall from the AB Courtyard Collection. Using the allan block website they were able to find a local distributor who gave them a reference to a qualified contractor.

courtyard wall front entry fence

Courtyard walls run along the circular driveway to create a welcoming path to the front door.

courtyard fence

With a slight incline to the yard the courtyard wall was installed to step up to match the slope.

Courtyard wall

The homeowners explained how they wanted their front entry to look, and that they envisioned something that would complement their modern elegant house with a front yard that attracted attention without taking the focus away from their home.

They started by installing a large concrete circle drive that gave access to both garages and the front entryway. Using the Allan Block Courtyard Collection, they installed a Courtyard wall along the drive and also at the front entryway to create a welcoming path to the front door.

The color of the block blends in nicely with the color and style of the home and the surrounding landscape. With a slight incline to their front yard the Courtyard wall was installed with the wall panels stepping up to match the slope. By using just the AB York Block for the panels and the corner blocks for the posts, the project went together quickly. They installed accent lighting within each post, so when illuminated at night, the front yard almost glows.

To add contrast and to soften the hardscapes, they planted a variety of trees and shrubs along the drive and placed planters at the front door for a beautiful effect.

With the AB Courtyard Collection, the homeowners accentuated their new landscaping to have the curb appeal that complimented their new home and provided them the outdoor space they are proud to share with family and friends.

Excerpt from Landscape Newsletter Issue #13