A well designed and landscaped front garden can add substantial kerb appeal, which can be of particular importance if you are planning to sell your house. However there is no need to be a slave to the front garden as innovative design can create an area which is both eye catching and low maintenance.
When undertaking any front yard landscaping which includes the creation/ replacement of a driveway, it is important to consider whether planning permission is required. Whether this is a requirement or not can be dependent upon how rain water will disbursed from the driveway, the materials being used, whether your property is a listed building or in a conversation area. To find out more information contact your local authority planning office.