Front yard Landscape Design Ideas

October 4, 2017
Party with Your Front Yard

Drought Resistant Front Garden Swimming Pool Joseph Marek Landscape Architecture Santa Monica, CA2. Exploit The Slope

Homes on steep view lots can lack a powerful entry if the designer is not up to the challenge. All too often this kind of extreme slope is treated as an erosion control application, with ordinary highway planting schemes and hydroseeding. Here the slope is designed to be integral with the structure, serving as its visual foundation. Large boulders help to anchor the soil and provide an opportunity to capture and hold moisture for plants. Species are selected for deep rooting and drought resistance with diverse foliage colors and seasonal blooms. With so much variety in the planting scheme, the entry look and feel will change with the arrival of each new season.

Front Yard Hillside Swimming Pool Banyon Tree Design Studio Seattle, WA3. Taking Up Grade Inefficiently

It's difficult to create a compelling landscape when the front yard is on a straight slope down to the back of curb. Grading smoothly might work for lawn, but today's modern landscapes offer new opportunities. Here the series of benches graded into the slope would be rather ordinary if it wasn't for the low walls that offer more options in the layout. They allow grade to be taken up more abruptly in some spots, and thereby creating level terraces and linear pockets for planting. The grey walls also provide a really dramatic background for simple massed plantings where the texture and color are sure to stand out day and night A straight set of stairs begs symmetry, but here the offset entry walk with its integrated riser lighting makes it clear where to go without the clutter or dated look of freestanding walk light fixtures.

4. Green Experience

Landscapes for plant lovers offer opportunities to grow favorite species front and center. This walled front yard is ideal for creating more outdoor space for living and gardens. Where space is a premium, vertical wall planting systems allow a planted border to go up rather than out, demanding little ground space for such an incredible display. A simple entry is dominated by this wall of exotic plants to augment the subtle Asian design with its beautiful gate and horizontal stepping slabs. Put your best foot forward so your guests can share your own plant passions by creating a very green experience in a modest front entry garden.

5. Front Door Focus

Living Wall, Concrete Paver Walkway Swimming Pool Amelia B. Lima & Associates San Diego, CAThe facade of this rambling southwestern home is broad and sun drenched, but the location of the front door may be ambiguous to some. Arizona flagstone paving extends from the front porch to the street, growing wider as it goes to meet the driveway where guests park. This provides lots of surface paving for decor and pots. It also carries the same style as the interior and front porch through to the parking area. Drought and heat resistant species along the edges of this walk helps to blend the earth tone hardscape into the fine surface gravel that extends throughout the planted areas for a feeling of space much larger than it actually is.

6. Surprise Lures Guests

For many homes that lack sufficient space or a comfortable exposure for outdoor living in the back yard, reclaiming front yard as a fresh living space is the ideal solution. Here a semi-transparent grid lattice fence draped in cooling green vines creates a sense of mystery for the visitor who longs to enter a secret entry garden. When they step inside the bright day is softened and the spaces are inviting. The designer set this seating area off to the side so that the view and path from the gateway to the front door remains the primary experience while the living space is secondary.

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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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