Expert Tips for Eye-Catching Front Yard Landscaping Design
Your front yard, regardless of its size, plays an important role in your home’s overall curb appeal. Attractive landscaping, however, requires more than just a beautiful lawn.A well-landscaped front yard should take into account the style of your home.
Tip #1: Use Ground Covers
Ground covers are a low-maintenance alternative—and complement—to grass. Because they’re low to the ground and dense, they give a neat appearance with very little maintenance. They also allow you to introduce spring annuals and florals into your to your landscape.
Tip #2:Create a Scenic walkway
When considering the pathway from the driveway to your front door, a curved path to the front door is nice, but a meandering path may not be. If you want to take your visitors on a circuitous route, be sure you plant densely along each side of your path.
Tip #3: Add Privacy Hedges
If you are looking to add some privacy in your yard, consider a buffer of hedges. A buffer that includes multiple plants at varying heights can accomplish the same thing as a solid hedge or a fence but is far more welcoming and pleasing to the eye. Alternatively, if you are just trying to block the view from a particular room—or a part of your yard from your neighbors—plant a couple of trees or shrubs with strategic precision.
Privacy hedges are an ideal planting element to bring to your backyard if the ground-floor of your house feels like a goldfish bowl – a leafy screen can shield you from view, and look beautiful, too. By tempering wind, they create shelter, and they also frame the garden with verdant color and structure. On top of this, privacy hedging provides birds with shelter from wind, rain, and predators, as well as nesting sites, in turn treating you to the sight and sound of songbirds all year round.