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Having a front yard is a status symbol. Therefore, everyone who passes by your home (Not to mention enters it) is bound to see your style regarding the ideal landscape design.
In a world where first impressions matter, the front yard is the area where you should primarily invest your time, effort, and resources before focusing on anything else - And if you’re not sure yet, we recommend that you’ll take a look at some front yard design collections and get the motivational boost you need to make sure that you belong in this fancy front yard club.
How can you begin to enjoy a unique and delicate design? We have gathered 8 exciting elements that can inspire you.
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Colorful Perennial Shrubs
Are you a fan of contrasting colors? Then, magnificent plants, such as Azaleas, Hydrangeas, etc., will prove themselves worthy by adding marvelous colors to the front of your house. Colors vary from different shades of pink, white, magenta, and red combined with green, followed by a long lifespan that will keep things gorgeous and natural.
Please notice that an expert POV is required to properly locate the seeds so the growth process will be optimal.
Freshly Picked Mulch
This element is a part of any garden, but it doesn’t mean that you have to go with its default setting. Clearing up old mulch and replacing it with a new material (especially in darker colors to contrast the green hue of your plants), is a popular trend in landscape design that you should check for yourself.
Green and Healthy Grass - The Basis of Front Yard Design
This one may seem dull - Almost every front yard has at least a few square feet of grass that needs to be maintained regularly. The point here is that you can go with the premium option that many people prefer - Invest a bit more in the seeding department with higher quality grass seeds, and if you’re up to the task, combine an aerator machine that will help the nutrition process, resulting in a healthier and more lush front lawn. This can also make for a beautiful contrast to your paved driveway installation.
So the next time someone claims that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, we prefer to act and earn the title ourselves.
Even if rocks and stones aren’t considered the most active part of nature, one can find an amazing spectrum of shapes, colors, and types they can use and combine to create amazing sights.
The options are virtually infinite - stepping stones, rain gutters, borders, and much more. Another advantage of using rock is seeing results from the first moment, without the need to nourish them (at least not as much as the other things you have in your garden), and quite an easy way to replace or remove them at any given time.
It’s time to go with raised beds
A raised flower bed is an excellent option for people that appreciate nature. By creating a collection of plants and encompassing them with a well-designed raised flowerbed, you’ll add a new design element that will really make your yard stand out.
While raised flowerbeds can fit anywhere in your yard, a good option is to build one around your mailbox, creating a stunning setting that you’ll be more than happy to visit once a day. If you have trees, a splendid yard design is to circle any of them with a floral bed.
Get into the Shadows with the Right Tree
Some things look better when hidden in plain sight, and even an object as big as your house can suddenly seem entirely different by planting a well-placed tree that’ll shade your front yard and create different views during the day.
If this look seems familiar, you can see proper usage of this technique in many known houses, including celebrity homes and even TV and movie memorable scenes.
Let There Be Light
After discussing the shadier parts of your home, it’s time to talk about how you can illuminate it at night with lamps and lamp posts. They make everything brighter, they come in a wide range of sizes and colors, add an element of security, and will really brighten up your yard at night.
They can be placed near the plants, under them, in front, behind or even above - And after all the hard work you did in our previous tips, now you can demonstrate them to the crowd even after the sun has already set.
Another essential technology of modern illuminating solutions is solar energy, adding an eco-friendly quirk.
While every one of those excellent tips can be implemented immediately, many important decisions can still be made regarding plant and installation sizes, materials, and of course anything else that suits your personal taste. Everything from the driveway installation to the surrounding structures all matter in the big picture.