Question:

How should I landscape my front yard?

4 August, 2021 Jose Serna 6

Answers (6):

  • AUTHOR: STEPHANIA MCNAUGHT
    9 August, 2021

    The design should be functional and the purpose of a front yard should be to disconnect the space from the house in order to create an inviting area for visitors.
    A welcoming front yard is really important as many people consider this space their first impression. A good design creates a small, intimate area that invites guests inside instead of making them feel like intruders who must walk through your private domain before unlocking the door.
    The perimeter of your lot - often referred to as outside areas or screened porches - should have beautiful, draping plants on it so there's never any need to mow or trim - you can completely skip that step in gardening ! There are also many low maintenance plants you can grow on fences, tree barks etc.

  • AUTHOR: LAINE KAZMIERCZAK
    9 August, 2021

    I'm not an expert in land scaping, but I would first recommend you get some professional help. Here are general guidelines that one might use in designing your landscaping.
    - Install trees. When it comes to yards, what's better than a tree? Trees provide shade, windbreaks and oxygen for people (and plants). Think carefully about the location of these trees - they should be able to stand on their own without obstructing anything else in the yard or bordering property lines. They should also be spaced so as not to cast too much shade over any one area and so as not to crowd each other out when they reach maturity and can grow tall; general spacing is between 15 and 20 feet from fellow tree.

  • AUTHOR: ZACHARY KLEMP
    9 August, 2021

    In general, if you want the front yard to look lush and green and enjoy a peaceful feeling in your yard, rock gardens are a good idea. There are many different styles of rock gardens - some have plants so they're not just all rocks! More well-manicured traditional landscapes often use lots of shrubs and mulch to soften their appearance. Soil erosion is common when a traditional landscape is created. Rock gardens work much more efficiently with respect to water conservation that other types of landscaping does, which means that installing one can be really great for our environment too!

  • AUTHOR: BECKI NOREN
    9 August, 2021

    There are only two things to design; the placement of materials, and how they'll be incorporated into the landscape's framework.
    The Components of Landscape Architecture:
    1- Laying out bays or planting islands in a formal manner, dividing larger landscapes into smaller more manageable sections;
    2- Arranging existing planted material and unplanted ground for use in these same areas. The goal is never just to 'fill up' space with plants, but rather placing them skillfully - as part of an assembly - so that they serve a function (sight line protection from view) and create harmony (architectural unity).
    3-Translating abstract ideas through their expression on paper.

  • AUTHOR: BONG FETZER
    9 August, 2021

    "A well-designed front yard can be a natural extension of your living area. Materials such as brick, stone, and wood will provide warmth year round."
    This should be the first element you consider when designing your landscape since it may dictate much about the other elements you'll need to incorporate into the design. These elements will bring some uniqueness to your property while meeting with local ordinances - this may make or break what you are looking for in terms of curb appeal. While there are many choices for materials at landscape suppliers, here is a guide that breaks them down so you know what best meets what environment: brick vs. stone vs. wood - which material would be best in an urban setting?

  • AUTHOR: QIANA GRUMBLES
    9 August, 2021

    Are you looking for a way to beautify your front yard while adding privacy and/or function? Consider using these landscape design guidelines to improve the functionality of your outdoor space.
    1) Identify which spaces will be difficult or impractical to access. If any areas are hard to travel through, consider creating an obstacle-free path by planting low-growing shrubs along the edge of these spaces. For example, if there is a lot next door that invades the area near your driveway, consider placing either hedges or small bushes so that it becomes more aesthetically pleasing. The ground should slope away from these areas toward less accessible places in order for them not to erode as time goes on. You can plant trees according to your climate and area, make a small vegetable garden, plants herbs...