Published by Naomie Whitely, Feb 21, 2017
Your front yard is like a red carpet to your fabulous home, and it also gives a first impression of the house and those who live inside. So that’s why you can’t just leave it rugged, messy and covered in shrubs, or your home will look like those from horror movies. But organizing, keeping and nurturing a front yard with garden aren’t as easy as they may sound. In case you need experts’ advice on where should you start the front yard landscaping project, or how to make your front yard landscape looks inviting, we’ve collected some of them:
1) The first step: cut the grass
The first step of front yard landscape designing process is quite simple. A messy front yard landscape with high grass is uninviting and it will keep your friends and relatives away. You need to cut the grass in your front yard at least once a week. That will keep your front yard landscape trimmed and look well-maintained. The garden also needs to be green, if not embellished with beautiful flowers and plants. Water it regularly to keep it from turning yellow or brown.
2) Have more shady trees
Your landscape shouldn’t be overshadowed by trees, but you can actually make it more comfortable by adding a shady tree or two. The thick foliages will keep your lush front yard landscape from the scorching sun, and they also keep the house feel cool and shady, if they placed near windows. The trees also keep the lawn green moisture.
3) Outdoor lighting will make it looks stunning
Not only to illuminate the house and garden at night, outdoor lightings also add accents and aesthetics to your front yard landscape. You can put a string lights across the garden, from tree to tree, or maybe some lanterns on tree branches. You can add some torches or step lighting to illuminate the pathway for easier navigation. The beautifully lighted garden will also increases the beauty of the home.
4) Add flowers for pops of color
We’re talking about a lush, full of greenery front yard landscape design, but it will be more appealing if you add more flowers to make the garden looks more colorful and whimsical. In addition to flowers, you can actually opt for shrubbery with different blooms. Perennials are the best choice, as they will bloom throughout the year, which means less maintenance effort and cost. Those flowers come with a whopping variety of colors and types and you can group them based on colors and size of the flowers.