As a member of an HOA board, one of your primary responsibilities is to keep the landscaping within your community top notch. You want your residents to feel like their dues are being put to good use, making the neighborhood a prime destination for budding families and potential buyers. First impressions count, so when looking at the most important area for your HOA landscaping, it’s hard to count out the entrance to your subdivision. The first thing people will see when they drive in, this is where they will make their initial determination about your neighborhood. If they encounter a poorly designed, unkempt sign surrounded by dead flowers, they might not think so highly of the area. Conversely, if they stumble upon a beautiful hardscape, with lush green grass and blooming flowers, they might have a better first impression. Whatever your situation, here are 3 ideas for landscaping your community entrance.
Community Entrance Signage
A well landscaped entrance is never complete without a sign indicating the name of your neighborhood. Implementing something that your residents can be proud of, beyond generic lettering, is a great way to make your neighborhood feel more unique. Using a stone hardscape can make your sign and associated neighborhood seem very prestigious. Try to come up with a design that encapsulates what your neighborhood is all about, giving off a welcoming feeling, enticing for potential homebuyers. Surrounding this sign with well manicured landscape design completes the entrance.
When thinking about the look you want to achieve as a high end residential neighborhood, lighting is a key factor. As previously mentioned, assuming that your HOA entrance has a sign, you are going to want to make sure it is well lit at all times. Any middle or high-end residential neighborhood, gated or not, is going to want to show off their well designed sign to all residents and visitors. Try using LED lighting to reduce necessary maintenance and increase cost-efficiency. Not only does this outdoor lighting look aesthetically pleasing, it also makes current and potential residents feel that much safer. Implementing a lighting solution that includes not only lighting for your subdivision name, but also the surrounding greenery, flowers and turf, is key to ensuring your entrance looks great at all times.
To complete your community entrance, you can’t leave out a wide variety of native plant material, from plants to shrubs to trees. Aiming for symmetry, a professional landscaping company will be able to direct you on what plant material is best suited for your area and climate. Once that is complete, you will want to make sure that you are maintaining this plant life adequately, making sure that your community entrance looks stunning all year round. At Pezza Landscape, we look to provide our customers with expertise and care that can only come with our 70 plus years of experience. Whether it is choosing plants, the design build for a hardscaped sign, or the installation of outdoor lighting, we have you covered.
Pezza Landscape, Inc. is a full-service landscaping company proudly serving the greater Naperville area, including Warrenville, Wheaton, Winfield, Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles, and the surrounding communities. Whether we are providing 3 ideas for landscaping your community entrance, or providing the highest quality of work to you and your property, give us a call at (630) 393-7373 or visit our website to get in touch.