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First Impressions Are Important Landscaper Bobbie Schwartz created a memorable entrance to this Ohio home by turning what some have called a “hellstrip” area into drought tolerant gardens separated by a permeable path from the street to the front walkway. Mix It Up Instead of landscaping one long strip that runs along the front of your house, why not redesign it as separate segments like this innovative configuration in a California suburb? Landscaper Bobbie Schwartz transformed the strip into individual garden plots integrating the existing trees with ornamental plants and grasses while providing easy street access with pavers for visitors. Sidewalk Sampler If there are no major HOA restrictions on landscaping your street strip, why not be creative? This design features a colorful, eye-pleasing mixture of river rocks, mulch and ornamental grasses and plants for maximum curb appeal. Mailbox Inspiration The mailbox area is usually the most neglected part of the yard but it could be your opportunity to create some landscaping magic. Consider this bright, welcoming array of purple flowering plants, light green ground covers and flat stonework to bring color to your sidewalk. The Dry Creek Look If you don’t want to deal with grass or prefer zero maintenance for your sidewalk strip, you might want to consider an attractive alternative like this natural landscape of river rocks, stones and pebbles. For Mediterranean Climates If you live in a temperature zone similar to that of southern California or the Mediterranean, you can get creative in your sidewalk space with a mixture of flowers, edible plants and ornamental grasses that look beautiful year round. Succulent Synergy How to deal with a hellstrip in a desert landscape? Fill it with a variety of drought-tolerant succulents like this colorful arrangement by J. Peterson Garden Design. Curbside Green Space A simple combination of rocks, flowering plants, ornamental grasses and mulch can turn your sidewalk area from bland to beautiful. Separation Notice Add color accents to your hellstrip area with a showstopper like a lush bed of ‘Mystic Spires Blue’ sage as seen in this Austin, Texas neighborhood project from landscaper Mark Biechler. Border Guards Some homeowners prefer a privacy wall around their house and front yard but are open to creative possibilities for their strip along the street. Mark Biechler of Pearson Landscape Services seized the opportunity to create a varied and unique border mixing ornamental shrubs, bottle brush trees, hollies and other drought tolerant specimens. A Breed Apart Plants with foliage that can prick or scratch people, animals and cars are usually not a good choice for hellstrip areas unless you want to be known as the neighbor misanthrope. The ‘Sapphire Skies’ yucca, however, is hardy, deer-resistant, hummingbird-friendly, soft to the touch and worthless as a weapon. The Future Looks Rosy ‘Knock Out’ roses are becoming increasingly popular with gardeners because they are so hardy, drought-tolerant and disease resistant. They bloom throughout the spring, summer and early fall and make ideal eye candy for the much maligned and neglected hellstrip. A Lighter Shade of Purple A once neglected strip of lawn becomes a garden area that pops with color and interesting texture. Stealing the show is purple fountain grass which stands out boldly against a mixed base of mulch and pink granite gravel.
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Front Sidewalk Landscaping Ideas

BHG.com Gardening Landscaping Landscape Basics Path and Walkway Landscaping Ideas Put your garden on a great footing with these landscape secrets. By Kelly Roberson Facebook Pinterest Twitter Google Plus Email Print More Prev View all Next × Prev View all Next Prev View all Next Popular In Landscape Basics What Should I Plant Together? Small Garden Ideas No More Cookie Cutter Landscapes! How to Differentiate Your Yard Easy Landscaping Ideas Everything In This Slideshow 1 of 13 Facebook Pinterest Inlay Bricks Inlay ricks within concrete for a unique look. 2 of 13 Facebook Pinterest Diamond-Shaped Pattern Don’t be afraid to think beyond the basic square. A simple shift of the shape in this path creates a unique diamond pattern. 3 of 13 Facebook Pinterest Through the Garden Gate An easygoing path leads the way to a welcoming garden oasis. A graceful latticework fence and expansive gate create an openness to lead visitors. Creeping thyme between pavers adds a wonderful fragrance when its leaves are stepped on. Irregularly spaced and sized flagstones boost the garden’s nonchalant nature. A large urn offers a visual relief from the densely planted yard. A large California lilac (Ceanothus) next to the path adds wonderful fragrance and color. Use rocks and stones in even more ways in your landscape. 4 of 13 Facebook Pinterest Zen Finesse An understated path adds a perfect front yard accessory to a home’s modern lines. A short retaining wall bridges the divide between path and yard. Gray river rock provides interest as filler between the pavers. Irregularly placed flagstone pavers offer a path from front door around the side of the house. A trio of Japanese maples provides visual texture; once full-grown, they’ll create a delightful canopy over the path. Chosen for their deep shade of green and unfussy structure, ornamental grasses play off the contemporary design. 5 of 13 Facebook Pinterest Rely on Classic Landscape Choices Tried and true elements form the backbone of this quintessentially designed path and flowerbed. Understated lights accent the path’s traditional herringbone pattern. Stacked, irregular-size stone pieces form a casual border for the flowerbed. Unobtrusive in scale and structure, two trees flank either side of the path, creating privacy and coziness. Just before the path ends at the sidewalk, a tall stretch of latticework offers additional privacy for the front yard. Large swaths of stout perennials, including hostas and coneflowers, ensure plenty of color and texture. 6 of 13 Facebook Pinterest Follow the Road Take a leisurely stroll down a path that ends with a quiet nook for reading and relaxing. Pavers set in a slight variation in pattern — edging bricks are positioned horizontally and walkway bricks are nestled vertically — create visual interest on the walkway. Large pavers dramatically mark the end of the path, leading to a pergola and restful chair. A cascading collection of yellow, deep pink, and purple flowers softens the walkway and plays with the muted brick color. A collection of container gardens at the end of the path helps create a sense of destination. 7 of 13 Facebook Pinterest A Path As Destination Surrounded by an abundance of blooms, a rustic yet streamlined path offers quiet beauty. Unfussy gravel offers a casual surface beneath a walker’s feet. Plants spilling over the walkway edge give the garden an established, lush feel. Stone pavers act as edging to keep loose gravel inside path boundaries. A large pot serves as a focal point to mark the end of the walkway. Tall-growing plants gradually give way to a cascade of low-growing blooms and ground covers. 8 of 13 Facebook Pinterest Charm in Curves Scents and blooms steal the show along this lushly planted walkway. A curving walkway provides more visual interest than a straight path — and accents the garden around it. A stone bench complements the color and style of the materials in the path. Tall daylilies planted at a bend in the path create mystery by hiding what’s on the other side. An orange tree in reach of the path provides delicious treats. 9 of 13 Facebook Pinterest Phenomenal Path Dramatic design distinguishes this front door walkway. Two path materials — slate and brick — provide a surprising contrast in both color and texture. Grass offers a visual break between the overscale path pavers. Boxwoods delineate a transition from the front yard’s lawn to the entry door. Two boxwoods — this time in urns — are repeated as focal point at the entry door. Breaking up the walkway into separate segments is a clever (and easier) way to put in a path on a slope. 10 of 13 Facebook Pinterest A Call for Contemporary Restrained material and planting choices complement each other in this streamlined path. The minimalist design of the pathway extends to the plantings — the path winds past just three varieties of plants. A pair of stacked limestone columns marks the transition from path to doorway. The walkway exudes modern style with large, regularly spaced pavers interspersed with crushed rock. Metal edging marks a clear definition between path and bed, and keeps the mulch and crushed stone from intermingling. A dry creek bed echoes the path, adding drama. 11 of 13 Facebook Pinterest Splendors of the Grass Unexpected path materials add a distinctive element of surprise to a landscape. Instead of a hard material, a grass path winds its way through the landscape. Mulch as edging provides the garden beds with a tidy appearance. A bench offers garden visitors a stopping point. Plants supply a mix of textures and varying shades of green. Slight bends in the path add visual interest, but are gentle enough that they don’t make mowing a challenge. 12 of 13 Facebook Pinterest Up and Over This path relies on elements close to the ground and overhead to create a sense of discovery. Two streamlined metal arbors form an archway over the path, drawing the eye forward. Set in a geometric pattern, pavers create visual interest in a subtle fashion. Large gray planters spaced along the path offer rhythmic stopping points. Trees growing close to and over the arbor and path provide a virtual outdoor ceiling. A simple color scheme — shades of green and white — highlights the simplicity of the walkway. 13 of 13 Facebook Pinterest Next Slideshow What Should I Plant Together? What Should I Plant Together? What plants go together? Pairing plants by color, season of bloom, and shape can sometimes be confusing. So, here’s a list of some of our favorite combinations with tips on how to put them to good use in your landscape. Begin Slideshow » Related Small Garden Ideas No More Cookie Cutter Landscapes! How to Differentiate Your Yard Easy Landscaping Ideas

Front Sidewalk Landscaping Ideas

Front Sidewalk Landscaping Ideas
Front Sidewalk Landscaping Ideas
Front Sidewalk Landscaping Ideas
Front Sidewalk Landscaping Ideas
Front Sidewalk Landscaping Ideas

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