Question:

How to landscape front yard on busy street?

4 August, 2021 Erasmo Schildgen 5

Answers (5):

  • AUTHOR: SEAN COBY
    16 August, 2021

    The best way to landscape front yard on busy street is by keeping the garden simple and well-maintained. Keep grass cut short but neat, and use plants that grow tall with flowers or vines when you can't afford fencing. This way, people will still be able to see your house through the foliage like you want them too even though all types of trees limit visibility a little bit on both sides.
    Gardens should also be designed for foot traffic - not wheelchairs or cars - because they make us feel more observant and connected to our homes rather than detached from it.

  • AUTHOR: ALEXANDER PEKAR
    16 August, 2021

    If you are looking for something low maintenance, I recommend groundcover plants in the front yard. This should not detract from your view of the street or other neighbors and could also provide some privacy screening on both sides. Depending on how far back you want to go there may be a planting bed that will need to be filled with soil or roto-tilled before beginning but these plants can add a lot of beauty to the look of this space while being forgiving if all else fails.

  • AUTHOR: RAYMOND REDNER
    16 August, 2021

    In order to create a good-looking front yard on a busy street, it's important not to crowd the landscape around the house. Doing so will produce an uninteresting and dense design that will make your house look smaller. Landscape architects recommend that you stay at least six feet away from any building - this includes doors and windows too. They also suggest leaving plenty of breathing room between each planted area as you work your way out towards the street.

  • AUTHOR: NANCIE BADON
    16 August, 2021

    This is a difficult question to answer without knowing more about your goals. What do you want from the landscape? Are you looking for a simply design that won't distract drivers or something colorful and showy? What are the zoning regulations on buildings in your area such as minimum width between structures, height of fences and landscaping, the permitted number of parking places, etc.?
    Build any structure before planting anything
    Fence off all areas close to traffic (limit distractions)
    Even if you have zoning restrictions on building size, one way to get more landscaping near traffic regions is by adding evergreen trees with broad leaves they will provide shelter from sun glare and still allow driver see pedestrians crossing streets.

  • AUTHOR: ROBERT MISCHKE
    16 August, 2021

    The easiest way to do this is by removing anything you have in your front yard and replacing it with something green, like a lawn or heavy ground cover. The plants should be at least six inches tall so they'll grow up quickly. Plant concrete barriers around the base of whatever you're planting to help contain the dirt and protect against heavy pedestrian traffic.
    There has been an increasing trend for many homeowners living on busy streets want more greenery in their homes but are often too afraid of the consequences due to our hectic, fast-paced life these days - overgrown yards caused by lesser care or increased competition from other houses around them that overtake theirs.