Landscaping your front yard goes a long way to making it look like the front yard you always wanted; clean and organized. Your front ward is the first place you see while entering your house. That is a good enough reason to landscape it.
If you’re not sure about how to optimize your landscape, look no further. We’ve compiled a list which will help you have the front yard you always wanted. So, without further ado, let’s get right into it!
Plants are always going to improve the way your front yard looks, provided you install them in the right places for the right kind of visual. The best thing about plants is that they are a one-time investment that requires little maintenance. Carefully plan out where you will install plants in order to make sure your front yard gives off the right kind of visual effect.
You should make sure your steps are as broad as the walkway they are connected to. For a nice touch, you can add plant accents. Also, use not less than two steps. In that case, just use a ramp.
Maintain your steps by making sure they are not slippery due to rain or snow.
Plan out for trees before planting them. Make sure you are aware of their size so that they do not take up more space than necessary. Don’t plant large trees such as maples or oaks in small yards, instead, go for crepe myrtles and redbuds.
Make sure your pathways follow natural access patterns. Go for a straight path as it is cheap, but the most functional. Also, do not add steps or curves if there is no need for it. Your walkway should be at least 36 inches wide; people could walk together this way. Line it up with plants on both sides; the walk should be refreshing.
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If your front yard is not functional, is it even a front yard at all?
First of all, make sure that the entrance to your house is neat and clean. Modify your front door by adding a lamppost, a trellis, or little pots of geranium. Make sure the bell or knocker is easily visible, though.
For anyone coming in at night, make sure curves in your pathway are lit up, along with your driveway.
Borders enhance the visual effect of just about anything, so there’s no reason why your front yard shouldn’t have them.
Line up the edges of your yard with bricks or flagstones; be creative. Arrange them in a manner that looks most pleasing and try adding plants. However, make sure these plants do not overgrow or take up more place than they should.
Lastly, you should add a little touch of your personality to your front yard, so that everyone knows it is yours.
Add a cozy armchair for reading on those pleasant spring days. You can also incorporate a birdhouse or a garden statue. Get creative.
Make sure your front yard is beautiful, simple, but most of all, functional.