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If you live in a modest home, chances are your front yard is a modest size as well. (Although we fully recognize that everyone’s idea of “modest” when it comes to house and yard size is relative.) Just because you may have less front yard space than the rolling acreage upon which your dream house sits, doesn’t mean your front yard can’t be gorgeous. Thought, care, and strategic landscaping can transform even the humblest of front yards into showstoppers.
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Small Front Yard Landscaping

BHG.com Gardening Landscaping Landscape Plans A Small Front Yard This modest-sized front yard offers seasonal color and space for outdoor living. Facebook Pinterest Twitter Google Plus Email Print More Oops, we’re sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later. Oops, we’re sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later. Share your take on this idea!Upload your photo here.CLOSE Free Garden Plan Our free Planting Guide for this landscape plan includes a larger version of the illustration, a detailed layout diagram, a set of five regional plant lists, lists of alternatives for each plant, and complete instructions for installing the garden. (Free, one-time registration allows unlimited access to Planting Guides for all garden and landscape plans.)Click here for a detailed Planting Guide for this garden continue reading below Garden Description There is a trellised sitting area, but the open area in the yard could have willow chairs or another seating arrangement with tables. Lighting can be added along the walk, or line the edge of the garden border. Lights at the base of the trees would add a measure of drama. Oops, we’re sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later. Oops, we’re sorry. Something went wrong. Please try again later. Share your take on this idea!Upload your photo here.CLOSE

Small Front Yard Landscaping

Small front yards can have beautiful, well-trimmed lawns if they’re maintained properly. Yet, don’t feel like you must have grass in your small front yard. An unkempt front yard with a lawn that is poorly cared for can quickly become an ugly sight to you and your neighbors. If you’re considering exchanging your lawn for a stone courtyard or wide walkway, fill borders and remaining areas with mulched beds of your favorite annuals such as snapdragons or African daisies. Pea gravel or pebbles make an easy groundcover for tiny front yards. Line the ground with a weed-resistant mesh before applying the gravel, and remember to treat moss growth and mildew promptly.
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Small Front Yard Landscaping

Whether you live in an urban area or a beach cottage on the coast, if your home is sited close to the street, landscaping the front yard can pose quite a challenge. Let these thoughtfully designed petite front yards inspire you to go beyond the typical lawn-plus-foundation-plantings combo, and find a landscaping solution that is as charming as the rest of your home.
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Small Front Yard Landscaping

Plant small trees. Dwarf or semidwarf trees can be a beautiful addition to a small front yard, providing a focal point and increasing the sense of depth. In the yard seen here, one tree was planted on each side of a central path, with a second path running crosswise — a look that can be scaled up or down, depending on the size of your yard.Pretty Trees for Patios, Paths and Other Tight Spots
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When you’re short on space, bid a front lawn of grass adieu and say bonjour to a front yard garden. Perennials intermixed with rock pathways, landscape mulch, and a well-designed seating area makes this front yard garden colorfully inviting.
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Small Front Yard Landscaping

Carry the materials of your home’s exterior through to your front yard landscaping for a seamless transition between the two. Brick retaining walls, stone steps, even wood planters – all of these things can enhance the prominence of both your home and yard.
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Small Front Yard Landscaping

Whether hung from the eaves of your house or on a hook out in the yard’s landscaping itself, flowering baskets are a beautiful way to offer instant, fresh color and appeal to your home. Bonus: They can be changed up every year for a fresh new look to your front yard.
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Remember, your front yard is your calling card to the neighborhood. Not only is it the space that makes a first impression to your neighbors, but also it’s the place to express your taste and personality. When choosing complementary plants and designs, keep the architectural style of your home in mind so that your small front yard represents the spirit of its traditional or contemporary style.
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Designing the front yard is very important. It gives to the house great look. You can decorate your front yard with flowers, grass, rocks and a lot of other creative stuff.
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“Stuffed to the brim” might be a better way to put it. The fact that this front lawn is reduced physically to a few square feet between the sidewalk and the landscaping is overlooked because of the vibrant sweeping landscaping leading from the lawn up to the house itself. Various flowers interspersed with shrubs, trees, even a large rock or two provide a lovely visual feast.
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One of the classic methods of transforming a modest space into something seemingly grander is the use of symmetry. This is true for the front yard as well. An equal balance of elements (grass, vegetation, fencing, etc.) will provide a big bang for your landscaping buck.
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A nice way to transition from solid, hard surfaces (such as the sidewalk, driveway, and even the house itself) is to edge the front yard with a few feet’s worth of landscaping. Some shrubbery, flowers, even a tree or two are perfect in easing us from the visual leap to concrete to grass.
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You can also consider utilizing other decorative products in your front garden in order to maximize the level of attraction of your front small garden. Most commonly garden furniture, lighting equipment, mailbox, acrylic sheets, etc offer a great addition of attraction to your small front garden which can enhance the overall value of your house more than one can image.
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Elemental Design Group Coastal cottage garden. Embrace the seaside spirit with a front yard of crushed gravel or shells, and beds full of casual plants like lavender, sage and California poppy. In a large yard, the gravel might feel like too much — but in a pocket-size space like this one, it looks just right.Lay of the Landscape: Coastal Garden Style
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Coastal cottage garden. Embrace the seaside spirit with a front yard of crushed gravel or shells, and beds full of casual plants like lavender, sage and California poppy. In a large yard, the gravel might feel like too much — but in a pocket-size space like this one, it looks just right.Lay of the Landscape: Coastal Garden Style
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Not all water features are created equal, it’s true, but it’s important that the feature doesn’t overpower the yard and vice-versa. This simple potted feature has a place of prominence but matches the water-saving aura of the rest of the front yard by not being extravagantly watery.
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Wherever visitors are meant to enter your front yard (either from the curb itself, the driveway, or somewhere else altogether), make their entrance something special. Large potted mums, for example, are a colorful way to announce their entrance into your yard and home.
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Paula Deresti Landscape Design An urban square of green. Flagstone pavers fill most of this urban front yard, but a central square of greenery keeps the space vibrant. Planted in layers by height, the perennials, shrubs and small trees provide a bit of privacy for the small seating area beside the house.How to Pick the Right Floor for Your Garden Room
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An urban square of green. Flagstone pavers fill most of this urban front yard, but a central square of greenery keeps the space vibrant. Planted in layers by height, the perennials, shrubs and small trees provide a bit of privacy for the small seating area beside the house.How to Pick the Right Floor for Your Garden Room
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Michael Muro Garden Design Street-side “water” garden. For a more whimsical take on the curbside garden, consider a stream of stones winding its way between a ground cover, stones and small shrubs or trees. The effect will be soothing, reminding folks out for a stroll of flowing water.Tell us: Have a small front yard? Share a photo in the Comments!Browse the Landscape Design section for garden planning and planting guides
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Street-side “water” garden. For a more whimsical take on the curbside garden, consider a stream of stones winding its way between a ground cover, stones and small shrubs or trees. The effect will be soothing, reminding folks out for a stroll of flowing water.Tell us: Have a small front yard? Share a photo in the Comments!Browse the Landscape Design section for garden planning and planting guides
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When it comes to flowering plants, there’s no limit to the amount of color you can use in your front yard. If you have a center walkway that leads to your front door, line the sides of the path with bright orange anemones or periwinkle blue bell flowers. Instead of planting hedges next to the house, a stand of Black-Eyed Susans makes a vibrant statement.

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