Driveways invariably give anyone approaching your home (or even admiring it from across the street), the first glimpse of what kind of homeowners you are, and even if you don’t plan on selling your home now or in the future, you should always pay special attention to your driveway.

An untidy, tired, damaged and generally unloved driveway gives anything but a favourable impression of your home, and you as a homeowner, but with a few simple steps, you can turn it from an eyesore, into a thing of beauty!

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Here are 5 ways to make your driveway more presentable:

  1. Add some greenery

Whether you plant shrubs bordering your driveway, or add some colourful pots with plants along its length, greenery is a cheap and easy way to make your driveway more of a centrepiece, and less of an afterthought.

  1. Pressure washing

From soil, green waste and bird droppings, to oil stains, general debris and grime: a dirty driveway signifies a dirty home. Okay, so your home might be spotless inside, but who would think it if they judged it on the condition of your driveway? Thankfully, getting your driveway spotlessly clean and more than presentable again, is simple with professional domestic power washing; an affordable and quick way to restore your driveway to its former glory, no matter its condition.

Jet washing can be used on a variety of driveways, from block paving, tarmac, concrete and resin-bound to name but a few.

  1. Give your driveway the edge

Edging is a simple but highly effective way to neaten up any driveway, and make it stand out from the rest of the front garden. Edging makes driveways easier to maintain, and prevents annoying incidents of vehicles running onto the front lawn and making a mess. You could even consider using rubber edging or kerb style edging, which can make more of a feature of the space between your driveway and your garden.

  1. Light it up

We’re not talking about tacky lights that make your driveway stand out for all the wrong reasons, but strategically placed, soft lighting that gently illuminates the driveway. Not only does this look nice, but it’s beneficial for anyone using the driveway when it’s dark, and can also act as a deterrent for burglars.

  1. Regular maintenance

From regular domestic power washing (as mentioned previously), to sweeping and weeding, a little regular effort to keep your driveway clean and tidy, can go a long way, and provided you do it at least once a month, you won’t find yourself having to spend hour after hour maintaining it.

Your driveway should never be an afterthought, and if simple things like jet washing, regular maintenance and adding some plants can help keep it looking as smart and welcoming as your home, then it’s well worth the effort.