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Front Yard Landscaping Ideas
by Larry on Nov 17, 2020
Customizing your front yard to suit your style and boost your curb appeal has never been easier, with so many designs and ideas online that you can use for inspiration. Let’s take a look at some of the best landscaping ideas that are sure to make your front yard look amazing.
Colorful garden beds
The best way to spice up your front yard is by introducing an assortment of vivid colors amongst the green foliage in the form of beautiful flowers. Tulips, hydrangea, hyacinths, and lilies are all fantastic choices for helping your garden pop and stand out. A range of closely clustered plants and flowers will make your yard look fantastic and full, though smaller less closely packed garden beds are also great if you’re looking to have a bit more open space.
Also, an important consideration with plants is that they can be annual or perennial. Annual plants live for one season before dying, and perennial plants regrow every year. Be sure to take this into account before deciding on the plants you want to purchase for your front yard.
Gravel paths, stepping stones, and tiled walkways are all fantastic landscaping ideas that will provide a great way to lead someone through your front yard. Guests will be able to embrace the beauty around them from the center of it all as they wander along the walkway. There’s a lot of freedom here when it comes to design choices and the route you want your path to take, whether straight up to your front door or meandering around some flower beds. Whatever path you decide on is sure to bring elegance and charm to your front yard, especially if you surround it with deep bold foliage to really immerse your guests in their surroundings.
Introducing a water feature
Water features look incredible, so why not consider showing one-off in your front yard! A small waterfall or fountain nestled among rocks and short plants can really give your home a touch of uniqueness. A water feature can help fill otherwise empty space nicely and is fairly low maintenance too. The soothing sound of running water is sure to make anyone feel relaxed and comfortable as they wander through your yard.
Climbing plants for living walls
Another wonderful landscaping idea is to cover an otherwise plain wall with climbing plants. There are plenty of plants to choose from with a range of colorful flowers that are perfect for growing on walls that receive a decent amount of sunlight - wisteria, clematis, and hydrangea are all great plants worth considering. Mounting a trellis on your wall to act as a scaffold will help your climbers thrive and you’ll be blessed with a beautiful decorative feature on the outside of your home.
Archways are also a potential idea here, as climbers will happily cling to and grow on arches. A flower-covered archway at the entrance to your front yard, with fences on either side too, will give your home a magical and cozy aura reminiscent of a fairy tale home.
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