Need to work on your front yard landscaping? Check out these helpful ideas that will guarantee remarkable results.
21 Amazing Small Front Yard Landscaping Ideas
Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal With These Front Yard Landscaping Ideas
Front yard landscaping can be challenging when you have a small area to work on. To add to that, enlisting the help of a landscaper can be impractical cost-wise when great landscape ideas are available for free online.
I myself went ahead and checked these landscape ideas and these are what I’ve discovered so far.
I found that you can design your own front yard incredibly no matter how limited your space is. If you love plants and if you’re up to the challenge, then you can design your own home and garden.
Now I’m sure you’ll find these ideas helpful as you work on your own front yard landscaping.
When your home is located in an urban area, situated too close to the streets, designing your front yard can be daunting.
It almost seems impossible to work on your home’s curb appeal with no place to put a fountain or all those grand structures you have in mind. But you don’t need extravagance to achieve a good impression of your home and front yard.
As a self-professed green thumb, my plants are not only essential in designing my front yard but they are my primary feature. So how do I enjoy designing my front yard with plants when space is limited?
Check out these front yard landscaping ideas that will boost your small front yard’s appearance with the right plants and elements.
1. Create a Focal Point
Garden designs are more beautiful if there’s something that draws attention. Create a cool and calming effect in your front yard with an ornament, a dwarf tree, or a water feature.
Make sure the water feature will work with your landscape design. Otherwise, it will be but a distraction and not an attraction.
2. Work With Stones and Pebbles
If you want a low maintenance front yard design, stones and pebbles will work for you. Pebbles add style and texture and are great for defining pathways when you also have stepping stones in your yard.
They look especially good in small spaces.
3. Create an Interesting Pathway
With a unique pathway, your small front yard will definitely look like a million bucks. It adds an attractive touch to any landscape, so you need to start by deciding on a pattern and style.
There’s square or circular stepping stones, brick paths, wooden pathways, and more.
4. Light up Your Path
Path lights are used to line walkways, direct foot traffic, and make it easy to see where you’re going. Lighting the pathway also increases the curb appeal of your home and garden.
5. Create an Inviting Entryway
Your entryway could be more inviting by opening it up wide and narrowing as it nears the front door for a more welcoming feel. Growing taller plants further from the walkway that leads to the front door removes obstacles in the entrance.
6. Create Balance In Your Design
Balance is achieved when both sides work together in perfect harmony. Both sides don’t have to be a spitting image of the other but work the same elements in color and structure.
7. Plant Trees and Shrubs
It’s always a great idea to place plant variations underneath a beautiful tree. Grow a couple of small trees in your front yard and grow some select plants around the base of these trees.
You can also plant tall and slim trees in the corner of your home to soften the edges.
8. Get Rid of the Lawn Grass
If you love plants then make way for more in your front yard. Just make sure to avoid the temptation of wanting to have a bit of everything.
9. Or Maintain a Patch of Turf
You can maintain a patch of grass for your small front yard by carefully laying out the turf. Well-trimmed plants will work in a small front yard, giving it a formal look.
10. Design Vertically
When there’s no way to go around, then go up. Using tall shrubberies and even trees will create a focal point in your garden landscape.
Climbing plants will also create a cool effect in your front yard.
11. Take It From the Cottages
Cottages are cozy dwellings (and the same goes with petite front yards), yet large flowerheads in the front work for them perfectly. Take these ideas and create borders with perennial flowers and foliage for that classic look.
12. Create a Front Patio
Create interest in your front yard with a patio or garden furniture with a walkway leading to it for an element of surprise. A flower-lined walkway also creates drama and emphasizes the walkway to your front door or front patio.
If your porch is big enough for a dining area, feel free to experiment with colors by adding various plants and a bit of furniture.
13. Design With Privacy
Bulky plants and tall grasses will give your home a protected feeling especially if your home is closer to the street. If you are the more private type, then this landscape will work for you.
14. Design With Container Gardens
The trusty container gardens will help you design your small front lawn easily and conveniently. A variety of them placed in harmony with your landscape can help your front yard achieve an amazing curb appeal.
15. Design With Island Flower Beds
Two or three small island flower beds will work wonders in your small front yard. You can place taller and interesting plants at the center as focal points.
16. Place Petunias on Your Front Porch
Petunias bloom for long periods of time and are really attractive for front yard landscaping. Experienced landscapers often ignore this tough yet beautiful plant, but you don’t need to be a masterful gardener to make this decision.
What’s important is it’s practical and it beautifies the space.
17. Flower Bed Under Your Mailbox
Planting colorful flowers under your mailbox is a superb idea. Make the best out of this small area between the road and the sidewalk by making it look like its own flower bed.
Passersby will be delighted to see a simple yet unique front yard decoration.
18. Address Post and Plant Hanger
This is a brilliant way to display your house number with style. A fence post with a metal hanging basket arm showing your house number is inexpensive and clearly occupies a very small space.
It adds a decorative touch to your home’s entryway your neighbors will surely admire.
19. Flowering Tree Stump
Got an old tree stump in the front yard you want to get rid of? Quit thinking about how to remove the old stump and turn it into a dazzling planter instead.
Whether you choose to retain its natural look or maybe repaint it, the sight of all sorts of colorful blooms will make it seem like the stump wasn’t there until you placed it. This is a perfect example of how to turn an eyesore into a wonderful yard display.
20. Stone Edged Flowerbed
If you want more definition for your flower bed, stack some stones on the edges for a great gardening design choice. This separates the lawn from the flower bed and makes it less difficult to trim the grass in this part of the lawn.
Also, the rustic look of the stones and the vibrant flowers are an undeniably aesthetically pleasing combination.
21. Display Colorful Succulents
Large plants are okay but colorful succulents make more sense for a small front yard. Succulents also require less maintenance and transferring from one pot to another is fairly easy.
Just imagine all those diverse forms and textures and the numerous landscaping ideas you can come up with these remarkable plants.
Check this video from CTSCAPER for more front yard landscaping ideas:
There is no right and wrong when it comes to garden landscapes, although there are a few tips and tricks to achieve a more pleasing appearance. Eventually, your own personality will decide how you will work on your front yard landscaping.
Do you find these ideas useful? I would love to know from your comments below.
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Editor’s Note: This post has been updated for quality and relevancy.