4 Landscape Design Tips for Your Front Yard
Having a beautiful front yard with blooming plants and luscious green grass is a top priority for many homeowners. After all, it is what houseguests and anyone passing by will see first and ultimately be their first impression. If you feel like your front yard is lacking, we have some quick and simple tips to spruce it up, whether you’re ready for a complete transformation or not. These 4 tips are a great place to start and begin making some sense of your landscape.
When working with your outdoor landscape it can be easy to get overwhelmed; With so many colorful blooming plants and flowers to choose from, it can be tempting to buy them all! However, you’ll want to limit the number of species you’ll include in your yard. The pros tend to use between 5-10 types of perennials, 3-5 types of shrubs, and 1-2 tree types. This will give your garden a more cohesive look, rather than looking like scattered gardens throughout the yard without purpose.
When planning your garden, you don’t want to cut your space short. Be sure to leave enough space open that will be able to accommodate all your favorite plants, and that it looks in proportion with your home. As a general rule of thumb, a plant bed that is about half the width of the house is a good size. Including a sweeping bed that stretches from the home to the sidewalk or road will also ensure the greenery is in scale with your house.
Consider the Big Picture
In addition to defining some sort of order in your yard by choosing a narrower selection of plants, you’ll also want to keep in mind the flow of your yard when it comes time to plant. Try repeating forms and textures throughout the yard to unify the look. You can also lead visitors to the front door by planting blooming perennials along the sidewalk or road. However you choose to arrange the plants, do it with purpose and a clear order.
Create a Focal Point
If you’re leading guests to the front door with your plant design, this gives you the opportunity to make the door a focal point. You may consider adding a walkway that frames the door, or use plants on either side of the door to catch someone’s eye.
Contact Done Right Landscape
Need assistance in creating a unique and beautiful design for your front yard? The experts at Done Right Landscape are here to help. Whether you want to add some simple plants, design a walkway or wall, install a fence, etc., our team will be glad to assist. Fill out an online contact form or give us a call today to get started!