Curb appeal is one of the biggest contributors to your home’s value, and the best way to increase curb appeal is with great landscape design! In today’s blog post our professional landscaping company is sharing a few simple ideas that can really boost your yard’s appearance. Try them yourself, or if you’d rather have us do the heavy lifting, contact Michaelangelo’s Sustainable Landscape and Design Group in Atlanta

Rock Features

Adding stones is a great way to add natural accents to your space. Plus, a great rock feature also serves practical purposes by diverting water and preventing areas from getting too muddy. Break up a garden bed, create a border, or add pea gravel to your walkways. Whatever you choose, adding stone will add a lot of value without breaking the bank.


Landscaping lights are relatively inexpensive, but they can really take your space to the next level. Try simple solar-powered lights around paths, boarding a flower bed, or near a patio space. You could also try something a little more intricate and add a big standout feature, like lanterns or recessed lighting. There are even faux rocks with integrated lights that seamlessly blend into your landscape design during the day and provide illumination at night.

Add Bed Borders

Refresh the border on your flower beds with pavers or a small retaining wall. Depending on your landscaping style, you could create a large wall or use a simple edging kit to mark off spaces.

Plant Perennials

Perennials are a great way to ensure that your Atlanta home or business has beautiful landscape design year after year. Here at Michaelangelo’s Sustainable Landscape and Design Group, we specialize in long-lasting, environmentally-friendly, low-maintenance landscape design, and perennials are a big part of our landscape designs. They will give you blooms and color year after year, and depending on the plant, can be fairly inexpensive and require little maintenance.

Plant a Tree

Planting a native tree is a great way to freshen up your landscaping. While a sizable tree is an investment, a tree will bring years of beauty to your home’s exterior. More so, depending on where you place it, your tree will provide cool shade during our hot Atlanta summers. If you want to add a colorful pop, try an ornamental tree, like a Japanese maple. 

Add a Birdbath

There are tons of beautiful ornamental bird baths that you can easily add to your yard. Think of it like an inexpensive water feature. Plus, your inner bird-watcher will rejoice every time you see a feathered friend splashing around in front your window.

Lay Down a Stone Path

Pathways and walkways are stunning, and a great way to provide structure to your landscape design. You can use them to highlight your favorite elements of your space, and they’re also utilitarian, making your yard more accessible and easier to traverse. 

Install a Patio

Putting in a patio is a more expensive and laborious project than the others on this list, but nothing transforms a space like some beautiful hardscaping. Whether you choose a simple paver patio or an intricate brick pattern, a patio extends your home’s living space to the outdoors. 

Build a Fire Pit

Want to add some flare to your landscape design? Put in a fire pit! It doesn’t have to be large — adding any kind of warmth extends the time you can spend in your outdoor space. Use it year-round, roast marshmallows, and enjoy the beauty that only live flames can bring. 

Get a Pool!

A pool installation is definitely an investment, but we do live in Atlanta! Even a simple plunge pool can bring you relaxation and joy, plus it’s great for entertaining. Along with professional landscaping, we also do pool installation and are more than happy to talk with you about how you could incorporate a pool into your landscaping.

Michaelangelo’s Sustainable Landscape and Design Group

Our Atlanta landscaping company is proud to provide our Atlanta community with the very best in landscape design. We provide a variety of professional landscaping services including turf care, hardscapes, irrigation, and landscape lighting. We serve customers in Alpharetta, Marietta, Roswell, and everywhere in between. Contact us today for a free estimate on your lawn care!