3 Great Front Yard Landscaping Ideas

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3 Great Front Yard Landscaping Ideas

Saturday, April 5th, 2008    Subscribe To Our Feed

Your front yard doesn’t have to be a typical patch of grass, mailbox, and garden flag, because front yard landscaping ideas that are available for you to use are endless. So with a little creative and “out of the box” thinking and an open mind, you can have such outstanding front yard that everyone in the neighborhood will buzz about!

1st Front Yard Landscaping Idea: Creating Outdoor Rooms

Numerous landscapers sell the idea of creating outdoor rooms in your backyard and applying this landscaping idea to your front yard is very popular. You should simply measure the size of your yard and look for areas that can be landscaped as an isolated little sitting space.

  1. Place a bench under a tree.
  2. Fill in the surrounding area with different types of flowers and shrubs.
  3. Add some potted plants next to bench.

Having a place where you can sit in your front yard creates a terrific place to visit with neighbors, observe the daily happenings on your street or even watch your kids while they play.

2nd Front Yard Landscaping Idea: Creating Visually Pleasing Displays

Establish your front yard a fun place to be in by adding lots of visual stimulating objects:

  1. Add a bird house or birdbath that will attract lots of interesting wildlife to your yard.
  2. Plan shrubs and flowers that attract butterflies. This a great way to bring these gorgeous insects to the area around your house.
  3. Try to partner your non plant items with compatible foliage and fauna. For example, if you place a birdbath in your yard, plant a colorful array of flowers around the base.
  4. Containers are a fantastic way to add variety to your yard.

You can place big tubs or planters of flowers on your front porch, along your driveway, or even on your lawn. The beauty of containers is that when you get tired of them in one place, they are easy to move or replant.

3rd Front Yard Landscaping Idea: Mixing Perennials And Annuals

One of the simplest ways to landscape your yard are perennials. The bloom year after year can be propagated by division, making them an inexpensive way to add to your landscape, and they are relatively maintenance free. You always have something blooming in your yard as perennials tend to bloom in succession. Annuals give a continuous burst of color in your front yard, but last one season only. They are not that expensive, so it isn’t hard to plant them each spring. Since they last only one season, they are great for people who like to try new things each year. By having a mix of annuals and perennials in your front yard, you get the best of both worlds.

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