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Front Yard Design Ideas with Serious Curb AppealOutdoor | Landscape

author Shailesh Rauthan Contributor

A front yard is more than just an entryway into your home; it is also an entryway into the homeowner's design sensibilities. After all, it is the front yard that creates that very important first impression. You could add to the curb appeal with an appealing yet functional front yard. A word of caution though: ensure that in designing your front yard you take into account your unique requirements-the size of the yard, the amount of sunlight it receives, the kind of maintenance you can provide and more. Here are enough (and more) ideas from landscaping to hardscaping that will have you wanting to get started immediately! What is more, they aren't too tricky to pull off.

Clean Lines

Overall, the trick is to keep your front yard simple yet elegant. Cluttering it with too many objects or even too much greenery tends to undermine its beauty. 

Artificial Turf

If you want the beauty of a lush green lawn without the maintenance associated with it, an artificial turf is a great option. It keeps your front yard looking as pleasing as ever.

Create a Path from the Driveway to your Front Door

Create a Path from the Driveway to your Front Door:

A curved path lined with plants on both sides is the perfect entry to your house. It sets the tone for your personality and palate and prepares the visitor for the charm of your home.

Privacy

To provide that much needed privacy to your front yard, consider planting plants at different heights. They create a far more welcoming private space than putting a fence, for example, which can take away from any natural appeal.

Water Features

Add to your landscape garden design with a water feature, which will help take away any stresses and strains of life as soon as you approach your home. Not only does it give your home a visual appeal, the soft sound of flowing water is also a great stress buster.

Green Lawn

There is nothing quite as pleasing to the eye as a lush green lawn. It gives your front yard that fresh look which is extremely welcoming. Add to its appeal by filling it with flowers that add pops of colour and a beautiful aroma. What’s not to love in this landscape design idea?

Determine the Focal Point

Before you start doing up your front yard, it is important to remember that whatever you do, it should not hide your front door; the focal point of the yard. In planting trees, for example, ensure that they frame the front door, and not hide it.

Have a Long-Term Perspective

In doing up your front yard, think ahead by a minimum of 12-15 years. In planting trees, for example, ensure that they aren’t too close to the house. When planting shrubs, remember to think of whether they will grow up to cover your windows and block light.



More Outdoor Inspirations:

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Small Outdoor Design Ideas

Oh-So Awesome Outdoor Ideas

Outdoor Water Feature Ideas to Turn Your Garden into Your Own Little Eden



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Hardscaping

If maintaining a green lawn isn’t your cup of tea, you could look at hardscaping your front yard. There are enough and more options available-gravel, slate tiles and many more that will transform your front yard. A beautiful outdoor design idea is to use stones and river rocks highlighted with potted plants- they spell chic like little else.

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