A unique design shape and planting ideas for Mediterranean front yards
This front yard gets its real feel and atmosphere from the Mediterranean type plants used. Typically, you can change the feel of most design styles by the plants you choose. Add a few cactus to this design and the landscape becomes desert or Southwest.
The home here is a Spanish Mediterranean design. The front yard needed something different so that it wouldn't look like all the other yards on the block that were primarily Palm Trees and other common Mediterranean plants. So we did a little research and came up with a really nice planting scheme that isn't just a bunch of Palms and Rosemary. You may also take a look at some tropical landscapes for ideas as the design style is similar. I've listed some tropical resources below.
The Design Plan
Pictures Of The Finished Design
Plants Used In This Plan
Front Yard Walkway and Retaining Wall
Front Door View Of The Landscaping and Street
Front Garden Retaining Wall And Lawn
- Pink Verbene
- Mondo Grass
- Blue Salvia
- Mediterranean Palm
- Russian Olive
- Lambs Ear - We probably won't plant any more Lambs Ear as it is very invasive.
- Agave Americana
- Dwarf Mock Orange
- Star Jasmine - Trained to grow on trellis.
- Feather Reed Grass
- Dwarf Nandina
Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.
1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.
2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?
3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.
4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.
5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.