Your front yard is the first thing visitors see as they approach your home. Their first impression of your home and by extension you and your family is based on the condition of your front yard. A well maintained front yard garden creates a positive impression. A beautifully landscaped front yard welcomes visitors to your home, creates admiration in the eyes of your visitors and many compliments.
Take a look at your front yard from across the street. Does it give the impression you want? Could it be improved to look better and create a welcoming environment? If the answer is yes to this last question, maybe it is time to begin planning how to improve the landscape design of your front yard and add value to your home at the same time.
The first step is to come up with an overall plan. Be patient, it may go through several iterations as you and your family discuss the changes being considered. Gather input from family members, even neighbors. They will appreciate being asked and it may give your neighbors ideas as well to improve their front yards helping the neighborhood improve overall. What should you consider for changes or additions to your front yard?
Flower beds with lots of colorful flowers make your yard look friendlier and flower beds are relatively inexpensive to add. Add flower beds along walkways, or along the front of the house. Make sure they are in locations that will be attractive to anyone approaching your home from the street.
Complimenting flower beds with trees and shrubs can add texture to your front yard. They provide shade, they can line property lines and provide a backdrop to the flower beds as well. Choose shrubs and trees that are suitable for your climate. Consider how large they will grow and how much maintenance they will need in terms of trimming as well as cleaning up leaves in the fall.
If you have a front porch that is large enough consider adding benches or tables. Add some greenery to bring some color to the porch. Before you do any of this, ensure that the porch is in good shape. Make any repairs that are needed and add a coat of paint if needed to spruce it up. Colorful flowers, climbing vines that are properly maintained are another way to improve your porches look.
Although the city is technically responsible for the sidewalk in front of your home, keeping it clean and clear of debris will add to the first impression of your home. Clear your own entrance sidewalk. Make sure it is level and keep it clean. Decorative paving stones add to the overall look of your front yard and can even be the focal point of the front yard.
Remember that your front yard is a major contributor to the first impressions that people form when they come to visit. Avoid creating an overly complex landscape design. Keep it simple and comfortable, appealing to the eye and avoid that jungle look that you see in some areas. Attractive designs will help your budget and also limit the amount of regular maintenance that is needed to keep your front yard always looking great.
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