Question:

Need to landscape my front yard?

4 August, 2021 Douglas Klemp 5

Answers (5):

  • AUTHOR: LAINE SCHILDGEN
    23 August, 2021

    A front yard will need to be maintained to keep it aesthetically pleasing. The production of leaves and debris in the fall is bothersome, as well as lawn mowers creating divots in the turf. There are many thing to consider when looking at a landscape including current usage patterns (different sizes) and what grows better under different types of environments. Natives should not be ignored due to their drought tolerance and low water requirements.

  • AUTHOR: JOSEPH BLOCK
    23 August, 2021

    Generally, the most cost-effective way to modify your landscape is to plant more things. Adding trees, hedges, grasses and flowers will update your space and make it both more visual appealing and relaxing.
    We recommend that you read our guide on how to landscape containers for some inspiring pictures of things you could do with a few pots or buckets outside.

  • AUTHOR: JOSHUA BURESH
    23 August, 2021

    There are many factors to consider in landscaping front yards. However, some common ones are aesthetic appeal (the goal is to have something pleasing and welcoming), planting plants adapted to local climate (for example, people living in cold climates may want evergreen trees while those who live in hot climates may want large shrubs), select hardy plants that don't need much water or care (you don't need the time or money on top of having a yard with low curb appeal), checking for accessibility for those with physical limitations, and ensuring privacy where desired.

  • AUTHOR: JERRY KAZMIERCZAK
    23 August, 2021

    If the front yard is flat, it's best to hammer in stakes before mowing a path that follows the curvature of the hill. Paving stones or bark chips are then laid on top of these paths. Planting groundcovers in self-watering pots is also an option, as they require minimal maintenance and can be planted vigorously according to what you have space for.
    Thinking about hiring a landscaper? Ensure that their work is sustainable by being eco-friendly and not expecting them to do all the work themselves - after all, your landscape should have an upkeep plan in place too!

  • AUTHOR: CLORA REDNER
    23 August, 2021

    Yes, landscaping your front yard can make it feel more welcoming, add curb appeal to the property, and help beautify your surroundings. If you don't have a lot of time on your hands but would like to create a sense of calm in the entryway or backyard without spending hours out there making it look presentable, then the first step is finding local retailers who specialize in this type of service- either by word of mouth or an online search. From there, all that has to be done is hiring someone and meeting with them where you live so they can assess what type of landscape design best fits into your budget and lifestyle.