Front yard landscape design is an essential part of creating an overall outdoor plan that truly showcases the elegance of your home. The plants, hardscape elements, and other design accessories integrated into your front yard play an important role in creating a landscape plan that makes the most of your property.
Your landscape design begins as soon as the road connects to your driveway and continues throughout your outdoor space. An effective front yard layout will guide guests from the road directly to your front door with the use of lines, patterns, and other design elements. At the same time, the landscaping of your front yard will set the tone for the rest of your outdoor design.
Large trees are excellent relief from the summer sun and can help cool your home when planted correctly. Smaller trees, like citrus and fruit trees or ornamentals like crepe myrtles, provide color and often offer a sweet aroma. Avoid planting trees with heavy foliage or those that drop needles, acorns, etc. near paths and driveways. Large trees can be used as focal points or planted in groups for an attractive display. Ornamentals and fruit trees are often planted in lines to accent drives or to create a live border along with the property.
Flowers will always add beauty to your yard. Plant vibrant ones that will bloom brightly in the summer. You can also plant both perennials and annuals, so you’ll be sure you’ll have blooms in the spring and the summer. Another modern yard idea is putting lamps or lanterns around the yard. For a more artsy feel, you can even put Japanese lanterns on the trees in your yard. Lights always make spaces look extra magical.