Front yard landscaping ideas can include many areas. Planting beds, driveways, walkways, privacy, and types of plants to use are just a few. Here you will find many ideas and tips to help you with your design.
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Your front yard presents to the world your home and a bit about you. It is the one people see as they walk and drive by. It is the one you see each and every day.
It also presents itself to your family and guests. So it is
important to have it make you feel good and smile. When you drive up to
it or walk outside your door it should look great to you. Your landscape
should welcome you with attractive plantings, a nice driveway, and a
An allee of trees up your driveway - the number of trees you would use would depend on your driveway length. This is one of my favorite front yard landscaping ideas. What trees to use? Red Maples, Pear trees, Zelkova and Dogwoods are all good choices although there are many others that would work. Here, Purple Leaf Plum trees were used in addition to the perennial Russian Sage.
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We do LOVE this design. It's everything that I wanted. I completely love that you've integrated Grasses and Roses and Purple Coneflower and Salvia and oh it will be beautiful. I cannot wait to have it completed!
Thank you for putting so much thought into the design. We really like it, especially the curvilinear shape with clean lines. I love the curved seat wall and hypothetical placement of furniture, the shape of the path, etc.
"Susan, what a pleasure it was to work with
you. You made me feel like I was your only client - responding late at
night and always so quickly! Your design is amazing and we only hope we
can do justice to it when we plant. You have such fantastic ideas and you
are so open to suggestions and changes. Loved working with you - now if
you could only come to Canada and plant it!!!"
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Typically it's a good idea to include evergreen shrubs so things are not bare in the winter, but that's not to say you can't have all perennials if you like. There are lots of different front yard landscaping ideas regarding this. All perennials can create an extremely colorful garden design.
Another front foundation planting with many perennials for color.
Creating Front Yard Curb Appeal
Small Front Yards
Front Foundation Plantings
Front of Residence With Circular Driveway
The driveway layout and paving are both important.
However, plantings will add interest and integrate it with the rest of your front yard landscape.
The driveway material should not shout "Hey, look at me!"
It should be beautiful, but subtle.
There are many front yard landscaping ideas regarding driveway materials to choose from that will fit your budget and go well with your home.
The plantings up against your house can include many types of plants. In fact, the more types of plants (I don't mean all different plants...I mean types), the more interesting the front yard landscape will be. Any of these types can be used - trees, shrubs, perennials, and groundcover.
Here are some front yard landscaping ideas and concepts that you can use:
In addition, if your planting bed is deep (and it is nice if it is) think about the plants as being layered in rows. The taller plants should be in the back with the lower ones towards the front. And remember, as I said before but I would like to repeat it, pay special attention to the mature plant size! It is hard to imagine that the lovely small plant you see in the garden center can actually grow to seven feet tall!
As you layer, think about using plants with different textures.
For example, a Daylily with its long leaves compliments Boxwood, which
have numerous small leaves. This is a good way to approach a front yard
design. A change in textures can really add to the design.
It’s nice to be friendly with your neighbors, but at the same time you might also want some privacy. This is often created by using privacy plants.
Here are some front yard landscaping ideas for privacy.
It might be screening with a hedge, a more varied planting, or just a touch of height and mass for partial blocking of views.
Evergreen trees are often used, but you can also add in other types of plants for interest. Flowering shrubs and perennials will create additional textures and colors.
Fencing can also be used for privacy. But it's best to still plant in front of the fencing to eliminate a hard look. Also see front yard landscaping ideas with aluminum fencing.
Color throughout the season is something that is very nice to have, even in the front yard. Most people think of flowers for color. However, shrubs and trees can add to the color in your landscape also.
Perhaps the bark of a tree is eye-catching. Or a tree might have a wonderful red leaf color. Plants can also produce red berries which are very showy. Some produce blue berries!
Regarding perennials, they do die down and do not look very attractive in the winter. However, if you have enough shrubbery and trees in the landscape, this will not be an issue if you use them for your front yard landscaping ideas.
Select perennial flowers that bloom in each of the seasons. This way you will have flowers from spring to fall.
"Susan, what a pleasure it was to work with you. You made me feel like I was your only client - responding late at night and always so quickly! Your design is amazing and we only hope we can do justice to it when we plant. You have such fantastic ideas and you are so open to suggestions and changes. Loved working with you - now if you could only come to Canada and plant it!!!"
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