And Other Secrets to Garage Door Landscaping


Do you have a plain, solid color garage door? When you look at the front of your home, your garage door takes up a large percentage of visible space. No matter how beautiful and intricate the rest of your house and landscape is, a huge bare space is going to command all the attention. To turn that boring expanse into an attractive part of your landscape, you just need to add a few flourishes that break up the monotony and pull the look together. Here are a few tips to help you make your plain garage door more attractive and improve the overall appearance of your home’s exterior.

Upgrade Your Driveway

If your driveway is yet another large, plain space, it can compound your garage door problem. Fortunately, you can easily change that by installing a decorative concrete coating. Concrete can be stained, stamped and patterned in a variety of ways that complement your landscape.

Decorate Your Driveway

The more attention your driveway gets, the less noticeable your plain garage door becomes. Plant colorful, lush flowers, grasses, or groundcover along the sides of your driveway. If you don’t have a green thumb, or your planting space is limited, add a few garden statues or lawn ornaments to frame your garage.

Planters: Practical Landscaping Magic

Large, heavy planters make great mobile design elements that add color and dimension to large spaces. Place them at each side of your garage door or in front of upright sections. You can also mount hanging planters from your garage eaves. Attractive trailing plants can become effective focal points that transform plain spaces into perfect backgrounds.

Overhead Door Company of Portland, OR

If you have an old, outdated garage door, landscaping may not be enough to improve the look of your home’s exterior. When the door itself is beyond hope, we can help. At Overhead Garage Door of Portland, OR, we’ve been installing and servicing thousands of quality garage doors since 1929. We can help you choose a new garage door that complements your home’s architecture and adds a stylish touch, and we’ll provide exceptional maintenance services for the life of the product. Contact us today to explore your options.