Make a plan before you start.
Now that you’ve got the basics down, it’s time to put your newfound knowledge into practice. Before you start spending any money on plants or tools, plan out what you want to accomplish in your front yard and sketch a few simple drawings of how you’d like to define each space. This way, when it comes time for planting, your decisions will be made ahead of time and hopefully won’t feel too overwhelming.
As mentioned earlier, I recommend starting small with one area instead of moving from one task to another in no particular order—you’ll feel more accomplished after finishing one section rather than having a lot left over for later! Then make your way through them slowly: starting big can lead to burnout before anything gets done at all!
Get the curves right.
Curves, rather than straight lines, are usually more aesthetically pleasing. You can use curved lines to create flow in your design as well as define spaces in your front yard landscaping. Curves are also a great way to create a focal point or interesting feature area in your design.
Here’s an example of how curves can be used to create flow in a landscape design:
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Plant low-maintenance shrubs and trees.
Plants are the most cost-effective and versatile choice for establishing structure in your yard. They come in all different sizes, shapes, colors, and textures. They can be low or high maintenance, depending on the type of plant you choose. Shrubs tend to be better choices than trees because they are lower maintenance and more versatile; however, trees can provide shade or privacy so it’s important to consider whether you want those functions in your landscape design plans.
Shrubs are generally easier to maintain because they generally don’t get as big as some trees. Although it may seem counter intuitive, shrubs tend to be more expensive than smaller plants like perennials because they last longer and mature over time. For example, a shrub that is two feet tall will become eight feet tall over a period of years; whereas a perennial that is two feet tall does not grow any bigger over time.
Pro tip: Try mixing up the size of your plants for visual interest!
You can always find a home for ornamental grasses.
You can find a home for ornamental grasses, even if you don’t plan to landscape extensively. The “ornamental” in ornamental grass is a bit of a misnomer: these plants aren’t really grasses at all—they just look like them. In fact, there are many ornamental grass species and cultivars to choose from. You’ll have an easier time deciding which type you’d like when you learn that they’re as low-maintenance as it gets and come in different sizes, shapes, and colors than your typical turfgrass. Also worth noting is that they’re drought-tolerant (i.e., they don’t require much water), making them great choices for those who want their front yards to look good but also don’t want to spend too much time maintaining them. That’s not all! They’re also environmentally friendly due to the fact that some types have strong root systems which help prevent soil erosion during heavy rains by holding down soil particles instead of letting them wash away with rainwater runoff into nearby streams or rivers.
Add some pretty color with flowering plants.
Flowering plants are a great way to add color and bring life to your front yard. They’re easy to grow and low maintenance, and they come in a wide variety of colors and sizes.
To get started, you can purchase flowering plants from your local nursery or grocery store. You can plant them directly into the ground or put them in containers or planters for a more formal look.
If you have bare spots in your flower beds or empty spaces between larger plants, flowering plants fill those holes up nicely. They also make a great ground cover if you’re trying to hide concrete or other hardscaping elements like fountains that might otherwise stick out like a sore thumb.
Consider the climate where you live.
You might think that the first step in creating the landscape of your dreams would be to pick out pretty plants. Not so! The most important factor in determining what plants you should use is the climate. You can choose all sorts of lovely flowers and trees, but if they won’t grow or thrive where you live, it will be a big waste of time and money. A good way to determine what plants are right for where you live is by researching your hardiness zone, which determines whether or not a plant will survive in a particular climate. USDA Hardiness Zone maps are based on average annual minimum winter temperatures. They’re divided into numbered zones: colder regions (such as Canada) have lower numbers, while warmer regions (such as California) have higher numbers. A plant labeled with a certain zone number should survive winter temperatures at or below that number. The USDA has an interactive map on its website to help you determine which zone you live in: [https://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/](https://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/)
Once you know your hardiness zone, consider low-maintenance plants (you don’t want to spend hours tending to them every week!), drought-tolerant plants (watering can get expensive), and pest-resistant plants (no one wants a bunch of bugs eating their yard).
Repetition is key to good design.
Repetition is key to good design. You can use repetition in color, texture, and shape to create rhythm and flow in your yard. Repetition also draws the eye to focal points—like that one plant you really want people to notice—and creates a sense of unity throughout your yard. For example: If you repeat deep green hues throughout your front yard landscape design, it will create harmony both within the plants themselves and between them and their surroundings.
Help the front yard blend into your overall landscape design.
When designing the front yard, you will want to consider how it will look from the house and how visible it is from the street and neighboring properties. It is important to design the front yard so that it blends with and becomes part of your overall landscape. The front yard should make a statement about your home. It should be welcoming to visitors. A well-designed front yard can add value to your house
The size of your front yard depends on how large you want it to appear relative to other elements in the landscape, such as trees or shrubs, or even other buildings. A larger scale will visually push back surrounding spaces, creating a more spacious feel for the entire property. On smaller lots, this effect may be undesirable because there are not enough planting areas available for additional plants around larger trees or shrubs.
Some well-planned landscaping can increase the value of your home by 15 percent or more!
If you’re looking to add some value to your home, consider investing in landscaping. A well-planned and maintained landscape can add as much as 15 percent or more to the value of your home! Of course, how much your landscaping adds depends on the local real estate market. If your home is at the higher end of what homes around you sell for, landscaping might not help much. If it’s at the lower end of what homes around you sell for, a nice yard can be a great way to increase home value.
You should also think about what kind of improvements are going to have the most impact on your front yard’s curb appeal. One front yard improvement that is almost always an excellent investment? Building a walkway out of stone or pavers. This will help people get from their cars to your front door safely and make it easier for them to tour the neighborhood by foot. It also gives people easier access if they want to check out any plants or trees in nearby yards (which will likely be yours!). One improvement that doesn’t always add value? A swimming pool. While many prospective buyers may love the idea of having their own private pool in their yard, others may see this as a liability rather than an asset — especially if they have children!
Creating your dream front yard isn’t impossible, it just takes a bit of planning and some elbow grease!
Creating your dream yard isn’t impossible, it just takes a bit of planning and some elbow grease! And while you can spend as much or as little money on your landscaping as you want, the most important part of the process is to put thoughtful consideration into every step. Before you buy a single plant or move a single stone, keep these things in mind:
- Plan first!
- Don’t be in a hurry to get the job done. You’ll save yourself some time by preparing carefully before you begin instead of rushing through and later needing to go back and do things over.
- Understand how long tasks will take. Many new gardeners make this common mistake. They underestimate the amount of time that various tasks will take, which can result in frustration and discouragement when they aren’t able to complete their projects at the pace they had hoped for.
- Consider climate conditions in your area. Your local weather patterns should be taken into account when deciding what plants to use in your landscaping design—as well as other items like sun exposure levels and soil conditions.
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We’re glad you’re here! Whether you’ve got a huge front yard that’s been causing you problems or a tiny one that seems like it doesn’t have much potential, we’re here to help you find ways to make the most of your situation and get the front yard of your dreams.
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Landscape design is a great way to make your home look better and increase the value of your property. If you have a front yard, you know that it can be hard to make it look attractive.
With these landscape design ideas for front yards, you can transform your boring space into something that looks great and is easy to maintain.
Here are some tips on how to get started:
1) Plan out your landscape design.
You want to create a plan for what kind of plants you want, where they will go and how many you need before you start digging holes or planting anything.
2) Get rid of any grass that doesn’t look good in the area where you are planning to plant new plants.
3) Pick the right type of soil for each plant so they grow well together without competing for nutrients from one another which can lead to problems down the road like root rot or disease.
4) Choose plants wisely based on their size at maturity rather than just how big they look now when purchasing them from the store since many different types will grow into large bushes over time if left unchecked.
5) Add some mulch around all of those beautiful flowers so they don’t dry out during hot weather periods with no rain!
You don’t have to be a professional landscaper to have a front yard that looks like a million bucks.
Sure, we all dream of the kind of lush lawns and manicured bushes we see on HGTV, but not everyone has the time or resources to make their front yard look like a magazine spread.
Fortunately, you don’t need to hire a professional landscaper or spend a fortune on your front yard to make it look like something out of Better Homes and Gardens.
In fact, we’ve got three ideas for how you can create a beautiful front yard on any budget.
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