The curb appeal of a house is defined by a lot of things but most importantly by the front yard landscape. That being said, that’s what we’re going to focus on today. We’re ready to show you some of our favorite landscape ideas and to suggest a few tips that could really make your front yard stand out. You can also check out our list of dos and don’ts related to this very subject. You may already have a few of these things in place and in that case a simple makeover or a few additions would truly bring out the beauty in your front yard landscape.
A water feature is a great option and there are a ton of various different designs and ideas to choose from. One of our favorites is this shallow metal container which looks like a small pond.
Sometimes during the construction of a house you may come across large boulders and rocks which you can choose to preserve and then to use to shape the landscape of the site. In the yard you could create an awesome sitting area with benches made of rocks arranged around a fire pit.
Another idea is to focus on the greenery and to plant beautiful flowers which bloom to reveal gorgeous and vibrant colors. You can also have climbing plants which you can train to grow on custom-made trellises or ladders.
Potted plants can be an option too. They’re great because you can move them around and rearrange and reorganize your front yard landscape whenever and however you want. The pots are just as important as the plants so pick them carefully.
Garden sculptures could cheer up your front yard as well. There are always the usual things like garden gnomes but you could be a bit more original and pick a different theme. For example, you could display a few birds and maybe hang a cute little birdhouse up on a tree too.
It would definitely be nice to have a small river going through your garden or front yard but that’s pretty rare so instead you could shape your front yard landscape in other ways. For instance, you can use rocks and pebbles to create an undulating river-like feature.
You can shape the landscape without actually creating artificial hills, rivers and other features in your front yard just by planning the pathways and walkways accordingly. An undulating pathway with stone stepping stones could make all the difference.
Speaking of pathways and stones, a more linear and modern design could look lovely too. You could let some grass or small plants grow between the grooves and spaces for a nice color contrast.
Another cool idea can be to create a large flower bed by actually shaping the front yard landscape. We really love this one. It’s so organic, simple and natural but also so obviously artificial. It’s a nice balance.
Instead of a common garden gnome you could spice up your front yard landscape with a cute and colorful dog ornament or, if you’re a cat lover, a cat ornament. You can probably find something at your local stores but you could also craft something yourself if you think you’re up to the challenge.
Everybody likes swings and you can never be too old to find them fun. Look around and maybe you can a tree in your front yard which could support a swing. If not, you can hang the swing on the porch or use a freestanding frame. Either way, adding a swing to your front yard (or back yard) would be an awesome idea.
If possible, find a peaceful little spot in your front yard and turn it into a cozy seating area. You can go these either alone or accompanied by guests to relax, meditate and unwind, surrounded by greenery and fresh air.