Front yard Landscape Design

May 17, 2022
Landscaping and Front yard

In this Design Program, the designer will help you explore ideas and make recommendations on layout, plants and other features that may work for your front yard. The 2-hour consultation is not enough time for the designer to draw a detailed landscape plan; however, it will be enough time to discuss site issues, uses and customer needs, and to develop general landscape layout ideas, and ideas on plant choices.


  • Participant must be currently participating in the CCWD Lawn to Garden Rebate Program.
  • Customers may only participate in the program 1 time per property.
Rebate Terms
  • Customer will pay the Landscape Designer the $150 fee at the time of their 2-hour landscape design consultation.
  • CCWD may be required to issue IRS 1099 tax forms to customers receiving rebates totaling $600 or more in a calendar year starting Jan. 1, 2016. This includes the Landscape Design Assistance Program, Lawn to Garden Rebate and other CCWD rebate programs. Click here for more information.
  • Customer will complete and return to CCWD the Design Program Application and the receipt from the landscape designer.
  • CCWD will reimburse the customer the $150 design fee after their lawn to garden conversion project is successfully completed.
  • CCWD will not reimburse the fee if the customer does not complete their lawn to garden conversion project.
  • Any additional design services outside of the 2-hour consultation contracted between the Customer and Designer are beyond the scope of this program.
What you should expect
In a 2-hour consultation the designer will help you explore ideas for your new front yard landscape. During the 2 hours you and the designer will review the site conditions and discuss your needs and desires for the new landscape. The designer will develop some general design ideas for the site and make general plant pallet recommendations.

Preparing for Your Landscape Design Consultation
To get the most value from your time with the designer, we recommend you have the following items ready prior to your design consultation:

  • Draw a basic base map, to scale, of your front yard on graph paper. Include fence lines, house location, and existing plants/ trees and hard-scape that will not change. See How to Draw Base Map (PDF).
  • Consider compiling a file of photos from magazines and websites to help communicate what you would like in your new front yard.
Steps to Proceed
The CCWD Landscape Design Assistance Program is intended to assist customers participating in the CCWD Lawn to Garden (LTG) Rebate Program. Customers may use the Design Program only after receiving their Lawn to Garden “Notice to Proceed” letter.
  1. Schedule your 2-hour landscape design consultation. We recommend you complete the Landscape Design Questionnaire in advance to get the most out of your consultation.
  2. Pay the Landscape Designer the $150 fee and ensure you get a receipt.
  3. Print and complete the Design Program Application (PDF) and send the application along with the Landscape Designer receipts to:

Landscaping Tips

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.

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