5 Front Yard Landscaping Tips
Has your curb appeal lost its appeal? We’ve got a few front yard landscaping ideas that will help dramatically enhance the look and feel of your front lawn (and may even make the neighbors jealous!).
Many of us long for the gorgeous front yards of the upscale homes we see on TV and in magazines. Their lawns look pristine, their flora is flawless, and their landscaping is immaculate. However, in reality, this often comes with a ton of work and maintenance – not to mention a hefty price tag.
Thankfully, this doesn’t have to be the case. There are many cost-effective ways to enhance the appearance of your front yard – all without sacrificing your free time.
5 Front Yard Landscaping Tips
Keep It Simple
When it comes to landscaping, less is often more. Limit yourself to planting only 5-10 perennial species, a handful of different shrubs, and 1-2 species of trees in your front yard. Also, place similar species together in groups. This will make maintenance much easier, and it will help your landscaping look more uniform and cohesive.
Plan For Large Beds
Planting beds should be able to hold your variety of plants, so plan for investing in ones that span at least ½ the width of your home. You can also consider sweeping flower beds, which start at the home and extend to the sidewalk. Plant perennials and shrubs in these for a low-maintenance, appealing look.
Go With The Flow
One of the best ways to make your landscape look cohesive is to find plants and textures that are pleasing to the eye. Then uniformly plant these alongside the walkway. For instance, start at the sidewalk and plant your favorite perennials. Then plant them again on either side of the walkway leading to the entrance. Then, plant the final batch up near the house.
Focus On The Front Door
When you make the front door the main focus, you can highlight its surroundings and help the landscape become more pleasing to the eye. One of the best ways to do this is by creating a straight or curved walkway (4 ft. wide minimum) that helps to frame the front door. Then plant beautiful flowers on either side of the path.
Invest In Year-Round Beauty
To the best of your ability, invest in plants that are appealing in every season. For instance, evergreen shrubs and trees are offer year-round beauty. Trees and shrubs that produce fruit – such as crabapples and viburnums – can also help brighten up your landscape (and can even invite wildlife into your front yard). Remember – guests will be coming to your door during the wintry months of December – February, so it’s important to ensure your landscape looks inviting in every season.
Low-maintenance landscaping choices can be some of the best options for redesigning your front lawn. However, it can be tricky to get the plant species, symmetry and overall appearance just right. That’s why it’s often best to rely on experts to get the job done – especially those who are skilled in designing and executing landscaping options that best fit your home and personality.
That’s where Mountain View Landscapes comes in. Our team of experts has been designing and installing beautiful landscapes for over 25 years. We’ve got the knowledge and the insight to help you make the most appealing additions (at the most cost-effective price) to help your front yard flourish.
We also listen carefully to your unique ideas, wishes and dreams for your landscape, and work alongside you to ensure your individual landscaping dreams come to reality.
Contact us today to begin landscaping a new front yard that the whole neighborhood can enjoy.