Landscaping options for enhancing the front of the home abound. You can choose a formal look with a courtyard circling a fountain. Or you can go more natural, with a meandering pathway lined with native plants. You can even create a private space for outdoor entertaining. Whatever you decide, be sure to spend plenty of time determining the look you want and planning how to achieve it. With the help of a landscaping designer to guide you, you’ll be sure to get a front yard landscape you love.
Design The Driveway
The first step in landscape gardening is laying out the desired access paths to a home, as they highlight the entire design and shape of the front yard. The access paths serve as the driveway to be used by you and your guests for driving up to the front door. You can also have walkways for the front door and back door. Consider the shape and driveway paving, while designing the access path. You can have curvilinear or straight driveways and walkways. As for the driveway paving material, you can choose brick paver designs and patterns or granite and travertine patterns. For a fancy driveway, go for natural bluestone set in concrete.
How do you feel when you visit your front yard? Focus on the feeling it creates. Is this how you would like to feel? If not, then what is your idea to an ultimate landscaping for the front yard? To spruce up your ideas and intentions, add a dash to your landscape by devising a theme. If you would like to deliver a soft, ethereal feel to your garden, it’s time to have a rose garden or a herb garden planned. If creating a tropical rather ‘hard-hitting’ feel to your landscape is the idea, include desert plants and bushes. A theme could also incorporate variegated hues of plants or may consider sporting a custom shade throughout.
Add Plants & Shrubs
This area of landscape gardening will have ideas following through your mind. For the foundation planting, choose plants of mature height to avoid them growing above your windows. Evergreen shrubs are the best option to go for. Perennials are yet another option, as they bloom year after year and do not require much maintenance. People, who are wanting for a different and new look each year, can go for annuals that give a burst of color for just one season. Try using fruit or dogwood trees, since they are beautiful to look at and produce sweat calming scents. Line up flowerbeds along the sidewalk or pathway to the front door to accentuate the front yard. Colorful flowers in beds will make your home look friendlier and pleasurable.
Color Your Landscape Garden
Embellish your garden with colorful flowers, shrubs and trees. These beautify and add color and style to any front yard landscaping. To add a splash of color to your front lawn, try showy plants that produce red leaves. You can have trees and shrubs with colorful products like red berries or blue berries to adorn the front yard. These would make the entire space look lively and appealing.
Create Visually Pleasing Displays
Have a pond or a small limestone fountain for a peaceful addition, along with some bricks or stones, to form the border or foundation. A bird house or a bird bath can also make an attractive and interesting visually stimulating object. Have a separate place for sitting, such as benches, tables and accent pieces under a tree to create a warm comfortable look. Place few potted plants and shrubs around the benches to make a perfect outdoor place for family and friends.