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Landscaping Ideas For Front Yards

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Fairy-Tale Effect A whimsical design, a white picket fence and a sweet and well-manicured lawn design make this front yard seem straight out of a children’s book. Pretty pinks and purples coordinate perfectly with the colorful home. Woodsy Retreat When working with a house as beautiful and detailed as the home shown here, the landscaping can be as simple or as ornate as you like. Evergreens are a good choice for year-round landscaping. Design by HGTV fan babycates Country Cottage An open gate invites you into this idyllic home. The winding stone pathway leads you through the front yard, allowing you to take in the lovely trees and grasses throughout. Rocky Front The theme of this stone and terra-cotta house is carried through to the landscaping with the huge boulders and natural foliage. The simple, earthy look is peaceful and low maintenance. Design by Lori Dennis Traditional Charm Simple yard decor, such as an antique iron gate and perfectly placed vegetation, gives this house a country estate quality. A circular driveway amidst the landscaping makes this classic home a great place for entertaining. Design by HGTV fan On_the_east_twin Potted Up Incorporate containers in your front yard landscape so you can easily change your plants as the seasons progress. Buy seasonal plants when the time comes and enjoy them without having to plant months in advance. Design by Virginia Rockwell Floral Delight The neutral color of this Spanish-style home makes a perfect backdrop to a yard full of colorful flowers. Bright colors pop in flower beds and window boxes against the home’s facade. Down on the Farm There is nothing fussy about this front yard. A pop of pink surrounded by a bed of greenery gives a casual and pretty look with minimal upkeep. Design by Virginia Rockwell Elevated Appeal Cascading layers of bright flowers and deep-green shrubbery flow from the front porch of this quaint suburban home. As guests stroll up the stairs, each new level is as lush and inviting as the last. Design by HGTV fan On_the_east_twin Whimsical Greenway The path leading up to this home’s covered entrance is lined with tall green grasses, ferns and bushes. The owners created a personal forest in the front yard filled with cohesive plants and just begging to be visited by a family of sweet bunnies. Design by Virginia Rockwell Practical Plantings The deer-resistant plants in this elaborate front yard garden are both attractive and practical, ensuring the garden is welcoming to human visitor, but not so much to critters. Design by Katrina Leonidov Fairchild From: Katrina Fairchild Small Spaces With very little front yard to work with, the owners of this well-decorated home opted to show off their green thumbs with large window boxes. By allowing the multicolored flowers to drape low along the house, they really take advantage of every available space. Design by HGTV fan kmphelps
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Landscaping Ideas For Front Yards

Landscaping options for enhancing the front of the home abound. You can choose a formal look with a courtyard circling a fountain. Or you can go for a low-maintenance front yard that’s natural, with a meandering pathway lined with native plants. You can even create a private space for outdoor entertaining. Whatever you decide, be sure to spend plenty of time determining the look you want and planning how to achieve it. With the help of a landscaping designer to guide you, you’ll be sure to get a front yard landscape you love.
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Landscaping Ideas For Front Yards

Traditionally, front yards serve two main purposes: providing an entrance to your home and creating curb appeal. A well-designed front yard landscape, with appropriately sized and placed elements, will indeed increase the curb appeal of your home. The landscaping should put your home on display by complementing its architecture and welcoming visitors.
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Landscaping Ideas For Front Yards

Plant a Tapestry Elements of your home sometimes provide clues about where to take the landscaping. In this case, the intricate brick-and-stone detailing calls for a similarly decorative landscape. The lines of the low boxwood hedge echo the architecture of the porch and lend an air of formality. Test Garden Tip: Play off colors, as well. Try a garden that contains the same colors as your home — or create contrast by going to the opposite side of the color wheel. See more landscaping ideas for the front yard.
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Landscaping Ideas For Front Yards

Dress Up Your Walkway Transform your front walk into a stylish statement by edging it in easy-care plants such as variegated hosta and boxwood. Conjure even more magic by putting a gentle curve in the path; it will offer your walkway with a soft, gentle look. Test Garden Tip: Choose an interesting material to make the trip to your front door even more memorable. Bricks, flagstone, and pavers all lend more charm than traditional cement. Dress up your front yard with a mailbox garden.
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Landscaping Ideas For Front Yards

Simple yard decor, such as an antique iron gate and perfectly placed vegetation, gives this house a country estate quality. A circular driveway amidst the landscaping makes this classic home a great place for entertaining. Design by HGTV fan On_the_east_twin
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Landscaping Ideas For Front Yards

Lacking height or grand proportions, small ranch-style homes can sometimes get lost in the shuffle. Good landscaping gets them noticed. For example, use an ornamental arbor or fence to call attention to the house and mark the entrance.
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Landscaping Ideas For Front Yards

Emphasize the Entry Lacking height or grand proportions, small ranch-style homes can sometimes get lost in the shuffle. Good landscaping gets them noticed. For example, use an ornamental arbor or fence to call attention to the house and mark the entrance.Test Garden Tip: White structures stand out even more against colorful flowers and a nonwhite home.
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Lacking height or grand proportions, small ranch-style homes can sometimes get lost in the shuffle. Good landscaping gets them noticed. For example, use an ornamental arbor or fence to call attention to the house and mark the entrance.Test Garden Tip: White structures stand out even more against colorful flowers and a nonwhite home.
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Elements of your home sometimes provide clues about where to take the landscaping. In this case, the intricate brick-and-stone detailing calls for a similarly decorative landscape. The lines of the low boxwood hedge echo the architecture of the porch and lend an air of formality. Test Garden Tip: Play off colors, as well. Try a garden that contains the same colors as your home — or create contrast by going to the opposite side of the color wheel.
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Transform your front walk into a stylish statement by edging it in easy-care plants such as variegated hosta and boxwood. Conjure even more magic by putting a gentle curve in the path; it will offer your walkway with a soft, gentle look. Test Garden Tip: Choose an interesting material to make the trip to your front door even more memorable. Bricks, flagstone, and pavers all lend more charm than traditional cement.
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With very little front yard to work with, the owners of this well-decorated home opted to show off their green thumbs with large window boxes. By allowing the multicolored flowers to drape low along the house, they really take advantage of every available space. Design by HGTV fan kmphelps
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Test Garden Tip: Choose an interesting material to make the trip to your front door even more memorable. Bricks, flagstone, and pavers all lend more charm than traditional cement.
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Pack a small front yard with medium-size plants to help shield the home from street noise. Growing a variety of plants makes the yard look larger by giving your eye more textures, colors, and shapes to look at.
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Many homeowners think of their front yard as one band of land between the sidewalk and the home. But make landscape magic by breaking it up with perpendicular plantings. A curved border, for example, adds a note of grace and elegance.
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Beautify a Slope Grassy slopes can be hard to maintain, so turn your front-yard hillside into a beautiful display and keep it easy to care for by covering the slope with your favorite plants. The plantings rising up to the house make a home appear grander.Test Garden Tip: Mix groundcovers, grasses, evergreens, annuals, and perennials to create a planting that looks good all year.
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Grassy slopes can be hard to maintain, so turn your front-yard hillside into a beautiful display and keep it easy to care for by covering the slope with your favorite plants. The plantings rising up to the house make a home appear grander.Test Garden Tip: Mix groundcovers, grasses, evergreens, annuals, and perennials to create a planting that looks good all year.
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Create a Buffer Pack a small front yard with medium-size plants to help shield the home from street noise. Growing a variety of plants makes the yard look larger by giving your eye more textures, colors, and shapes to look at. Test Garden Tip: Spend plenty of time looking out from your windows as you design. That way you will enjoy the view looking out as much as passersby enjoy looking into the garden.

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