Landscape Design pictures front Of house

December 24, 2022
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Landscape design idea for the front of a house.In this photo you see a Canadian Hemlock planted on the corner of a porch. This is considered a specimen plant because it is singled out, planted by itself and accented with smaller plants. I like use Canadian Hemlocks in a landscape because they can be kept trimmed to just about any size you want them to be. I usually let them get as tall as I can reach without a ladder then maintain that size simply by removing the new growth once each season.

On a corner plant like this I like to use something dark green on the back side of the planting, maybe Taxus Densiformis or in this case boxwood, I think the variety we used here was Green Mountain. Sorry, we did this job a long time ago and I just found the photos on my computer.

On the front side I often use Gold Thread Cypress because they are bright yellow in color and contrast well against the boxwood and the hemlock. Gold thread are an evergreen and very easy to maintain to a reasonable size.

Landscape design idea for the front of a house.

Bagatelle Crimson Pygmy Barberry used in a landscape design.

Bagatelle Crimson Pygmy Barberry used in a landscape design.It’s a bit difficult to see in this photo but in front of the porch there are four PJM Dwarf Rhododendron, two on each end. Then planted in front of those, plant in an arc, are some Crimson Pygmy Barberry. This is a newer variety known as Bagatelle, has a variegated leaf. The idea of this arrangement is to allow the Rhododendrons to grow taller than the barberry and provide a backdrop for the barberry.

I’ve used this same scheme with all kinds of different plants, one of my favorites for the arc are China Boy and China Girl Holly. I’ll post another link at the bottom to show you how this design can be changed up.

At the corner of the walk is a Red, Weeping Japanese Maple and under the maple two or three Green Mound Juniper. Bordering the walk we have Variegated Lirope which is an awesome plant for bordering a sidewalk.

Green Mound Juniper planted under a Red, Weeping Japanese maple.

The Brick House on the 1/2 Acre Lot.

Back in the “Olden Days” we used to live in a Small, Brick Ranch House on a 1/2 acre lot. A lot of amazing things happened in that house. We raised the boys in that house and I Started My First Backyard Nursery at that location. And I planted a lot of shrubs around the house and in the landscape that I could use to get cuttings for the nursery.

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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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