Education and news for smart DIY landlords!
Owning a home is one of the greatest joys in life. You can finally live in a place that you can design to reflect your own taste. And it’s quick to get ideas for redesigning the interior and backyard because most of us already have plans even before buying our first property.
However, the hard part comes when we think about front yard landscaping ideas. We’re often in conflict with ourselves when we’re choosing a design that would capture the attention of passersby and neighbors.
So if you’ve recently bought a home and don’t know where to start for beautifying the front part of the house, read on to get the best ideas.
Rose bushes are beautiful, easy to care for, and smell good. They grow well in warm climates if the ground is kept moist. If you don’t like rose bushes, hydrangea bushes would be your second choice. Like rose bushes, they’re easy to grow, hardy, and resistant to pests and diseases.
Nothing beats the classic stone pathway design. There are so many ideas you can choose from. You have the concrete in pebble type, phyllite schist in gravel, slabs in concrete, or concrete in grass. Remember to always trim the grasses using yard edgers to give the paths a polished look.
Don’t like making planter beds? That’s okay. You can still use concrete planters to give your front yard a green yet more modern and minimalistic look. Make sure you have someone to help you as concrete planters are very heavy to move around.
Garden lights don’t just beautify the front lawn during the day but they also add a layer of security during the night. They come in different designs and you can either install them to light up the stone pathway or highlight the plants. Use solar lights to cut electricity bills.
The mailbox is the first element of your front yard that gets spotted by onlookers. Once your mailbox captures the attention of passersby, they’ll be curious about your front yard and would move closer for a better observation. Take inspiration from these mailbox makeover ideas.
Why focus only on the front lawn? Why not extend giving a green look to your porch as well? You can either choose to hang fake vines or grow climbing plants. Fake vines are great options because you don’t have to worry about overgrowth. They also go well with white and blue exterior paint.
Cover your HVAC unit by building a box around it and putting a planter above. There are more ideas you can take inspiration from that would make the cover look inconspicuous and more like a natural part of your lawn.
If you want to enter your property feeling like royalty or as if you’re living in fairytale land, build an arch on the stone path entryway and let beautiful flowers grow. Examples of beautiful flowers for arches are Japanese Wisterias, Zephirine Drouhin Roses, Crown Princess Margareta Roses, and Cascade Hops Vines.
The goal of front yard landscaping is to accentuate the color and architecture of your home. A good rule of thumb is to keep your landscaping projects simple and few as to avoid covering a majority of the house when viewed from the front.
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