Front Yard Landscaping Ideas
So you have made the interior of the home as beautiful and livable as you can and are now completely relaxed about it. But what about the front yard? That is as much a part of your home as the interiors are. In fact, it is the front yard that will attract first time visitors and passers-by more. Here are some front yard landscaping ideas that are easy to use and still make your house look like a real dream.
Do not skimp on color!
One of the best draws of your front yard is color! Plant as many floral plants as you can, and of multiple colors, that too! Select plants that will not require much maintenance so that they will live through even if you are too occupied to tend to your front yard for a few days.
Arranging the floral plants is important too. Each flower species should have its own bed and it is a great idea to place the bed a little higher compared to the rest of the front yard. That gives it more relief and makes the flowers appear prettier. Make a trip to the nursery and get as varied floral plant species as you can, and make sure you ask the seller about the plants.
Give yourself some privacy!
Trust me, you will need the privacy when your front yard starts looking beautiful. People will want to stand and stare as long as sheep and cows! Sorry, got carried away there, but you know what I mean.
What better way to add to your front yard landscaping privacy than some natural looking shrubs? You can find shrubs of all sizes and shapes. If you keep them trimmed regularly, they look great as borders for your front yard. You need not place them as a complete wall either. Just erect them in some strategic places where they will provide shade as well as some privacy.
There is no front yard landscaping without water!
Water is the life of any front yard. You must either have a fountain (working, of course!) or a pond. You may even have both if your front yard is big enough and if you think they will look good in it. For the pond, you can get some really exotic fish too. Get Japanese koi; they live long and words cannot describe the beauty of some of their species.
Make a rock arrangement!
This adds a great touch to your front yard. You can add some rocks in a strategic manner somewhere in your front yard. If you have a pond, make the rock arrangement with it and have the water run off from the stones to the pond. The beauty of this will be breathless! And it is not quite difficult to create either. The Internet is full of ideas on how to make your own rock arrangements and even ponds.
Make great walkways!
Nothing looks more inviting than a walkway that leads a visitor through the front yard to the door of the house. Use gravel on the walkway to make it look authentic. Border it with pebbles. Erect lights over the walkway and you are ready to welcome just about anyone to your home!
These are the five top-listed front yard landscaping ideas for any home. Of course, you must take as many ideas as you can from the Internet and from home magazines. Have fun while you are at it!