Front yard Landscaping Blueprints

February 21, 2020
Front Yard Landscape Design
A Backyard For Kids / Children

A really cool backyard landscape design with play area, sand box, tricycle trail, outdoor kitchen, dog run area and more. A very universal plan whether you have children or not.

Landscaping A Big Estate

The largest residential yard we've done so far. A very clean design with a lot of ideas for landscaping different areas of the yard. This design includes a segment specifically for backyard, front yard, and swimming pool.

Backyard Xeriscaping Plan With Natural Stone Walls

We used native locally grown limestone rocks to create a dry stack wall for this multi level design. This is a very natural looking free flowing backyard landscape that will go well with almost any Southwest style home.

Big Front Yard In A Cul-De-Sac

A very large front yard design at the end of a culdesac street. A lot of good design ideas and tips for shape, plants, and planting.

Curb Appeal On A Corner Lot

This design uses a lot of different elements to give it its unique design, atmosphere, and appeal. There's also fake dry river bed to help drainage on the curb corner. Very unique design idea.

Southwest Yard Design Plans

This is an example of a southwest, Santa Fe style front yard landscape. We used a lot of free curves in this design which gave the illusion of even more space.

Long Narrow Front Yard

A small lawn and retaining wall on a sloped lot help make this Mediterranean yard very appealing.

Shady Garden For Long Narrow Side Yard

Most yards are unique in shape and character. In turn, odd shaped yards can be quite a challenge to landscape. This design may hold some ideas for you if you're dealing with a challenging project.

Shady Culdesac Front Yard

This design is of an odd shaped front yard in a cul-de-sac combined with extreme shade. A fairly plain and simple plan with a few good tips for shape, materials, and plants.

Southwest Xeriscaping Square Front Yard

Here's yet another Southwest xeriscape. This is a very simple free flowing design for a square yard. As you'll see in this plan, it's the type of plants used and not the design shape that give this yard its Southwest flavor.

Small Xeriscape Front Driveway Design

This Southwest xeriscape landscaping idea uses a lot of different elements to create color and contrast even in Winter months when there are no plants growing.

Sunken Backyard Patio Ideas

These pictures show how we created a sunken brick patio and small garden out of an old unused inground swimming pool. Not many people will do this with an old pool. However, regardless if you have a pool, there are some great landscaping ideas here for how to build a sunken patio garden.

Again, in order to get the most out of these plans you may want to keep a few things in mind while going through them.

  • Mix And Match Design Ideas and the different shapes of different designs and layouts. If you can't find a layout to fit your exact front yard or backyard, find two or more that you can incorporate together to create a plan that will work.
  • Don't get hung up on specific materials, hardscapes, and plant materials that we use in these yards and gardens. Focus more on shape and functionality. The materials will be determined mostly by what is available in your area.
  • These Landscaping Styles can work with other styles. If one of our layouts is for a Mediterranean front yard, don't think that you can't use it for a Southwest home, different style, or even a backyard. Sometimes simply changing the types of plants is all that's necessary to change the entire atmosphere and style of a design.

More Pictures, Ideas, And Design Resources

Hundreds of design ideas from some of the best designers off and online. Take time to check out this directory when you're finished here.


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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