Very small front yard Landscaping

March 30, 2018
Very Small Front Yard

small front yard without landscapingTheir front yard landscape designs could be used in most locations.

We've included a landscape plant guide below to highlight the plants that Lisk used for the projects we've featured for you.

Mary and I know how landscaping can visually enhance the look of any front porch. The combination of the right plants and hard scape helps to create appealing front porches and lots of curb appeal!

These landscaping photos, landscape designs, and ideas are courtesy of Stephen at Lisk Landscape Management. Let's start with small yard landscaping ideas.

Landscape 1: Small Yard Landscaping Ideas

There are lots of folks who have small front yards or small spaces in which to landscape. Even if you have a small front yard you can create amazing landscaping designs. Use the right plants and hardscapes to turn the ordinary into something quite appealing.

How About This!

Yes, it is the same house. It is really amazing how the right front yard landscapes can turn something ordinary into a curb appealing work of art! This makes "coming home" after a hard day a work a whole lot more satisfying.

Take a Closer Look

Let's take a closer look at what Stephen did to create this almost botanical garden in this homeowner's front yard.

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Take special note of the new sidewalk with a herringbone pattern. This adds lots of interest and the design complements the plantings. The rock edging gives the landscaping visual stability while the plant selection and colors give it real appeal.

front yard landscaping in front of house foundationStephen decided to use EP Henry Coventry Brickstone in the color of Autumn Blend with matching Autumn Blend Edgestone to prevent mulch from eroding on the sidewalk. Stephen decided to use Autumn Blend in particular to match the existing brick steps. The tumbled look of the block gives off a natural aged/rustic look.

Side Landscaping Design

The brick walkway and retaining wall below extend the front yard landscaping around the side of the house. The steps give this small home a sense of sophistication - a real nice touch.

Beautiful brick walkway

Hardscape, that is, rocks, bricks, pavers, etc., often have a very linear effect. Stephen, owner of Lisk Landscape Management; however, softened the look by offering a short herringbone pattern sidewalk leading to the steps and then curving the retaining walls inward.

In the initial layout, the side entranceway was too small and very difficult to walk through. A natural flowing, easier accessible walk was the solution. To accomplish this, Stephen and his team precisely cut and level out the wall blocks on a crushed stone base.

Stephen decided that an EP Henry Coventry Garden Wall in Autumn Blend would be the best choice for the overall design of the project. This choice was more cost effective than the traditional Coventry Wall and a 4 inch block was better suited for the layout.

Beautifully front yard by Lisk Landscaping Management New house construction before landscaping new house construction with front yard landscaping landscaped front yard with colorful shrubs


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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