Good Front Yard Landscaping Ideas
Front yards are very important, because first impressions are formed by what people see, even when they are only passing by. Front yard landscaping can add curb appeal, a sense of invitation, increases the value of the property and acts as framing for your house. Here are some front yard landscaping ideas. At times all you have to do is prune and shape your existing foliage to revamp your front yard. Use vertical plants and shrubs to soften the corners of the house. You can also change out some of the potted plants you have for a different look. If you think that outdoor furniture is only for backyards, you’re wrong. You can find an area near the front entry to place a small and sturdy aluminum table and chair; even if you have to clear away some old shrubs that are past their prime to do it. A nicely decorated seating area, maybe with outdoor cushions, gives guests the impression that they are welcome to stay for awhile. This can be done in less than a weekend.
Another front yard landscaping idea, you can add some shrubs and low maintenance perennials appropriate for the amount of sunshine in the area and cover the dirt with mulch or landscaping rocks. Use landscaping bricks or other type of edging around the perimeter and you’re done. Using an arbor, trellis or tall sculpture can add vertical height especially when the plants and flowers are growing at the same level. A garden gate leading to the backyard on one side could be used to balance round-shaped shrubs on the other side.