any homeowners believe the front of your house is an accurate reflection of a homeowner.
The first thing you should know is how a beautiful lawn increases your home’s curb appeal. If you’re a new homeowner or want to redesign your home’s style and landscape, we have a few ideas that will inspire and to make you feel comfortable.
Just because you may have less front yard space than the rolling acreage upon which your dream house sits, doesn’t mean your front yard landscape can’t be gorgeous.
Front Yard Landscaping Ideas For 2022
Thought, care, and strategic landscaping can transform even the humblest of front yards into showstoppers.
Symmetrical Front Yard Landscaping
At its core, symmetry is about balance. With this example, we see how a modest space can enhance a home above and beyond due to its front yard landscape design. When the elements are balanced, you can achieve a big bang for your landscaping buck. With evergreen bushes as a focal point, a palatial vibe is created.
White Picket Fence
A white picket fence might be the most American thing ever. With this example, instead of a traditional picket fence, we have a white farmhouse fence style. The red brick pathway is a fairly inexpensive landscape feature. And when you create a flower bed around your home, your landscaping design will sparkle.
Landscaping projects can be applied to the smallest front yards. They will look welcoming when you take a well-rounded approach. Create a solid path down the center edges where possible. This would provide visitors with a clear entrance to your home.
Cottage Garden Landscaping Ideas
If you’re short on space, turn your front lawn into a flower and plant showcase. Perennials mixed with rock pathways, mulch, and a seating area make this front yard garden landscape inviting. Throw in a few large rocks for good measure and your outdoor area would be complete.
Few things are more enjoyable than walking on a pathway flanked with bright, well-kept flowers. If you desire low-maintenance landscaping, the more rocks and stones you use, the less you’ll need to worry about green grass.
With a stone walkway, plants lead visitors to the front door, and they continue on to the front of the house as well, providing a continuation of landscape design. Small and subtle lights to this pathway as well, which helps to guide the way at night-time. Many people forget about lighting in their front yard, but it’s crucial to create a welcoming entrance to your home.
Riverbottom Landscaping Ideas
Native plants and an all-natural landscape make this front yard stand out. The water features are created equal, but it’s important the feature doesn’t overpower the yard and vice-versa. This potted feature has a place of prominence but matches the water-saving aura.
Potted topiaries provide your outdoor space with symmetry and orderliness, even amidst a free-flowing flowery front yard. Flank the front door with a pair of well-potted topiaries for curb appeal. You could accent the area with colorful flowers and create a flower bed next to your home.
Some of the best front yards have the look of a wild flowering meadow. If you go this route, you’ll want to consider the full-growth height of your plants. This would allow you to appreciate the blooms.
Carry the materials of your home’s exterior through to your front yard landscaping for a transition between the two. Brick retaining walls, stone steps, even wood planters – all of these things enhance your home and yard.
Landscape Color Accents
Consider the adjective, “pop.” It’s bold, it’s intentional, it’s unmistakable. Choose one color of a plant to be the color theme and then use neutral elements around it. This fuchsia ground cover provides just such an eye-catching element.
You can add bold colors in different ways to your front yard, and it doesn’t have to be from flowers. You could find a unique decorative item or add a bold coat of paint to the plant pots in your front yard.
Dividing up the small front yard might sound counterintuitive, but it has the potential of making the space appear grander than it is. This is true when each piece of the front yard pie is planted to lead the eye and the visitor to the front door.
Wherever visitors are meant to enter your front yard, make their entrance something special. Large potted mums, for example, are a colorful way to announce their entrance into your yard and home.
The combination of modern architectural details on the home and a desert climate creates the perfect setting for front yard xeriscaping. This landscape design works well with the deliberate lines and planes of the house.
Do you know what xeriscaping means? It’s okay because we don’t either. Just kidding. Xeriscaping refers to landscape designs aimed at lowering the need for an irrigation system. Those who want to save on water would like a xeriscape front lawn. The question you would need to ask is, what would your neighbors think?
White Picket Fence
With its short white picket fence and bold red front door, this home seems open and inviting and ready to welcome visitors in from the moment they see it. Some well-groomed shrubbery bordering the house itself speaks volumes about the care one would expect to find inside the home.
Edging Landscaping Ideas
A nice way to transition from solid, hard surfaces is to edge the front yard a few feet from the landscaping. Shrubbery, flowers, and even a tree or two would be ideal.
Flower Landscaping Ideas
“Stuffed to the brim” might be a better way to put it. In this example, the front lawn is reduced to a few square feet between the sidewalk while the landscaping is overlooked. The vibrant sweeping landscaping leading from the lawn up to the house is the centerpiece of this design.
Various flowers interspersed with shrubs, trees, and even a large rock or two provide a lovely visual feast.
No matter how beautifully flower-ful your front yard is (or isn’t) to begin with, window boxes overflowing with vibrant blooms adds a delightful element to any home’s curb appeal. Celebrate the growing season with some gorgeous window boxes!
Window boxes can be added in all shapes and sizes, and they can be tailored to fit the size of your home. You could even have a go at making them yourself if you feel like trying a DIY project for your front yard.
We love adding flowers that dangle over the side of window boxes, as these make a really fun addition to your home.
A flowering tree and climbing flower in this clean, modest front yard landscaping raise both the visual height of the yard itself but also the classiness of the home overall. Make sure you add a variety of heights in your landscaping for maximum curb appeal.
There is a serenity that comes with Asian-inspired design, and the front yard that follows the thought process will be relaxing and inviting. The yin and yang elements of rock, stone, and vegetation produce a sense of balance, while the windows of the home itself reflect both light and nature itself.
After a busy day at work or school, your family will be welcomed home with this relaxing entryway. The textures and materials used in this front yard evoke a calming feeling that will continue as you head into your home.
Whether hung from the eaves of your house or on a hook out in the front yard landscaping itself, flowering baskets are a beautiful way to offer instant, fresh color, and appeal to your home. Bonus: They can be changed up every year for a fresh new look to your front yard.
Low Maintenance Boxwoods
Boxwood plants are a fantastic component of a modest front yard because they provide year-round greenery, they are manicured and shaped, and the look is stately no matter how big or small.