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Front Porch Landscaping Ideas 1

front porch landscaping ideas 1
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large: use deep foundation beds, a large tree to anchor a corner with a mix of evergreens and deciduous shrubs underneath Porch Landscaping Ideas to Highlight Your Porch and Front Door Place taller plants on either side of the stairs or landing If your doorway is symmetrical (light panels or matching lights on each side) match the plantings on each side If your doorway is asymmetrical you have the option of either treating it formally (matching) or informally. Have plants one either side but vary them in color and type. To attract attention to your porch use matching round or conical shrubs on either side. To downplay the porch, use softer and taller plants such as a dogwood or vine maple to create a canopy effect Not all porches need skirting along the entire run. If it is aesthetically pleasing you may opt to have some of it show. If not, use low shrubs to conceal it. Don't limit yourself to just the area immediately in front of your porch. Extending the plantings away from the porch can create a softer look. Also consider the shape. Rounding the beds will make it not only interesting but will also give it a professional look. Flowering vines can be extend across your porch but understand they may be shaded by the eaves of your roof. Pots are great. Choose ferns, impatiens, and other shade-loving plants. Hanging planters work well; include small vines and trailing plants. Choose large baskets to retain more moisture. If your porch extends to a corner of your house, use peninsula beds that extend into the yard and create a sense of cohesiveness with the side yard. Small Porch Landscaping Ideas Although larger porches are making a comeback, most newer homes only have a small-sized porch or portico. Most are pretty bland and without great architectural features. Notoriously small city porches like the charming one depicted below (Boston brownstone apartments) have little space for landscaping. Perhaps the only option is to create a space! There are many porch landscaping ideas that you can add to enhance the look of your small porch wherever it's located.

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