Flower bed ideas for front of house

August 26, 2018
Flower bed ideas in front of


The front yard of this Ocean Park home was stripped of virtually everything including the driveway, walkway and almost all of the soil and plant material that had previously existed. Step by step the yard went through a total makeover including a new irrigation system, soil, sod and plant placement. In addition, a new exposed aggregate driveway with green stamped coloured concrete edging and a complimentary stamped coloured concrete walkway was also part of the project.

Tsawwassen Home

This house had so much potential but the yard was holding it back. There were virtually no formal flower beds other than the one under the large cedar tree at the right of the house. The grass was full of weeds and moss and it was very uneven throughout. In the beginning, the beds were formed, trees, shrubs and flowers were planted, irrigation was installed, composted soil was added to the beds and the lawn area. Finally, a new seeded lawn finished off the look.

White Rock Home

Ocean Park Home after makeover by Fabulous Flower BedsWith very little landscaping in their front yard to begin with, Fabulous Flower Beds had the luxury of being able to start fresh when designing this front yard landscaping layout. Poor soil was removed, flower bed forms and irrigation lines were installed, special flower bed and turf soil was added and then various plant material, trees, premium sand based sod and annual flowers were strategically placed to finish off the look. When the project was completed, the home owners realized significant gains in street appeal beyond their expectations, in a very short period of time.

South Surrey Home

This beautiful South Surrey home needed a landscaping facelift to improve upon the contractor grade landscaping that was originally installed when the house was new. The homeowners were actively involved in the initial “tear out” phase where overgrown plant material and poor soil was removed. Fabulous Flower Beds then proceeded to layout the new flower bed arrangement and we suggested plant material that would best compliment the architecture of the home. The homeowners assisted through much of the process including moving many wheelbarrows full of freshly composted organic soil. Their consistent participation in many aspects of the project helped them achieve an exceptional result at a price that was affordable. Fabulous Flower Beds directed the entire project and was particularly involved in the shaping of the flower beds horizontally and vertically, our specialty. We also sourced and planted the Japanese Maple, Boxwoods and various annuals on behalf of the client.

Tsawwassen home before Fabulous Flower BedsThis attractive home in South Surrey had a number of landscaping issues that needed to be addressed. First, the soil was mostly a mixture of rock and clay and there was a large amount of construction waste that was buried when the home was initially constructed. Also, marginal plant material was used, as is often the case with any new housing development these days. After an initial consultation, the homeowners agreed to participate in the project by digging out and disposing of the poor soil, grass and plant material in order to reduce the total cost of the landscaping project. Next, we proceeded to rough in a new irrigation system that would not only take care of the new flower beds but also the hanging baskets as well. Finally, a rich mixture of soil was added and new plants were planted to finish off the look. The result is a home that now has significant street appeal and it will be easy to maintain because the new flower beds are self watering. In addition, the choice of plants will minimize future maintenance as well. Homes with small yards can usually be transformed easily and quickly for very little cost, particularly if the home owners are prepared to be actively involved in the project.

Back Yard Makeover

This attractive Langley, BC home had a lot going for it with all the mature conifer trees and wide open space but there was something missing. Fabulous Flower Beds created the new landscaping design which included new flower beds, a new irrigation system and a classic selection of shade loving shrubs, trees and annuals. In addition we removed an old cedar hedge and an old tree stump that was located near the deck.Tsawwassen home after yard and garden makeover by Fabulous Flower Beds As well, we removed a few strategically selected tree limbs to open up the space for more sunlight and a more attractive appeal. The result is a low maintenance landscape design with exceptional appeal that will be relatively easy to maintain in the years to come.

Front Yard Makeover

There is something to be said for a landscape design that focuses on less instead of more. This attractive Ocean Park, South Surrey, BC home already had a reasonably attractive front garden bed, but over the years the plant material had become overgrown which was magnified in those areas where there was simply too much plant material for the size of the flower bed. Fabulous Flower Beds completed an extensive renovation of the front yard garden bed by removing and or relocating specific plants, trees and shrubs. In addition, we added a new Japanese Maple, positioned boulders to compliment the overall landscaping design, adjusted the irrigation system, widened and changed the shape of the lower front flower bed, exposed an existing attractive rock wall that had previously been covered up by overgrown plants and so on. A clean and classic area has been created that offers the homeowner outstanding street appeal in addition to a low maintenance landscaping solution compared to how things were in the beginning. Can you imagine the lower front flower bed in front of the rock wall now being planted with attractive annual flowers? It would be stunning. Stay tuned.

Restaurant Patio Planters

This upscale restaurant patio had empty patio planters that needed to be filled in time for the upcoming summer patio season. The basic structure of the patio itself was attractive but it simply lacked colour and contrast. We planted a selection of popular herbs such as mojito mint, thyme, oregano and basil in a few of the planters that were placed close to the patio furniture. The addition of herbs to a patio planter adds a wonderful aroma as guests enjoy the patio during the summer months. As well, planters on either side of the fireplace were planted with flowers to complement the existing hanging baskets and also the fireplace itself. Last but not least, a beautiful boxwood species was added to the remaining entry planters to add an element of formality to the look of the patio but to also help guide patrons into the patio as well as the restaurant.

White home before Fabulous Flower Beds White Rock home after yard makeover by Fabulous Flower Beds Back Yard Makeover - Before Back Yard Makeover - After
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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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