Having a beautiful-looking front yard has several benefits in addition to its aesthetic appeal. Not only will it highlight the architectural features of your home and its overall beauty, but it will also raise its value by increasing its curb appeal.
Looking for ways to spruce up your front lawn? I’ve compiled this list of 25 front yard landscaping ideas to give you inspiration for your next design.
- 1 A Splash Of Colour
- 2 A Beautiful Flower And Lawn Combo
- 3 A Picture Perfect Blooming Garden
- 4 Simple Yet Satisfying
- 5 A Front Yard For Outdoor Relaxation
- 6 Swirls Of Flowers
- 7 Traditional Front Yard
- 8 A Pristine Front Yard With Evergreens
- 9 A Green Affair!
- 10 Simple, Low Maintenance Front Yard
- 11 An Illuminated Front Yard
- 12 A Little Front Yard Idea
- 13 Trees Galore!
- 14 Mounds Of Shrubbery With Pops Of Colour
- 15 Boxwood Shrubs For The Win!
- 16 A Modern Design
- 17 A Majestic Front Yard
- 18 Traditional Japanese
- 19 A Garden Path
- 20 Modern Water Feature
- 21 Front Yard Turned Pretty Park
- 22 Traditionally Antwerp
- 23 Wooden Flower Pot Arrangement
- 24 Stepping Stone Path
- 25 Traditional Cottage Garden Front Yard
- 26 5 Best Front Yard Landscaping Tips
- 27 FAQs
- 28 That’s A Wrap!
- 29 About The Authors
A Splash Of Colour
One of the easiest and most simple ways to liven up your front garden is to add color. Grab a bunch of your favorite flowers in complementing colors, and plan out where you plant them so that they grow in a gorgeous pattern, just like the one in the image above.
Imagine a flood of beautiful purple Rock Cress (Arabis) plants enveloping your garden with pops of Green Hellebores to break up the color. Just gorgeous!
A Beautiful Flower And Lawn Combo
Having a yard surrounded by evergreen bushes and beautiful summer flowers is the most simple yet satisfying landscape design idea yet! This is also probably one of the easiest methods and fairly inexpensive ideas to carry out, without needing to put in much effort at all.
A luscious green lawn with a flower bed made up of a mix of a couple of your favorite blooms has the power to make your home’s exterior more inviting. Throw in some hanging plants if you have a front porch and some garden statues and you’re good to go with major curb appeal!
A Picture Perfect Blooming Garden
This idea has definitely got to be one of my favorites among all these front yard landscaping ideas. You can never go wrong with a variety of blooming plants in your garden!
Flowers such as those pictured above are the perfect types of blooms if you’re going for a bright, funky, and playful vibe. Consider planting flower beds that consist of flowers such as daisies, riviera rose, Erinus Alpinus, and watch them come to life!
Simple Yet Satisfying
Ever heard the saying “Less is more”? Not everyone is into having a fancy, pristine and well-thought-out front yard. Most of us don’t really have much time to spare on these projects amid the daily hustle and bustle of life.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t have an aesthetically-pleasing garden! Just have a look at the image above – it’s one of the most simple to execute garden ideas but it’s still so pretty!
The flower beds for this idea could be made up of flowers such as lilies or daisies, and a slightly sloped heap of mulch.
A Front Yard For Outdoor Relaxation
Here’s another one of my front yard landscaping ideas! This idea consists of a front garden with a comfy place to relax and rewind with your loved ones after a busy day. This idea is all about pristine edging and shaping – and I’m here for it!
Add a stone pathway to the seating area which you could furnish with some modern comfy furniture. Finish off the look with some garden gnomes or little garden statues.
Swirls Of Flowers
Feel like you’re ready to get your hands into some creative front yard landscaping projects? Well, this one might be the one for you! If you’d like to go all the way and emulate exactly what’s shown in the image above, you’ll need to get some construction work done for the base.
If you like this idea but would rather not build the base, you could alternatively create a similar pattern using garden stones and pebbles.
Bring out your gardening gloves because this idea requires you to plant a bunch of small and short blooms to build your flower bed. Have fun with it, there’s so much room to play around with colors and textures here!
Traditional Front Yard
This gorgeous idea makes use of colorful, flat, and low-growing flowers, such as Creeping Phlox. This front yard idea requires you to carefully plan the pattern you’d like to create on your lawn so that you can plant your low-growing flowers exactly where they should be.
Before grabbing your shovel and gardening gloves, you should trace out the design you’re aiming for on the area you wish for it to grow. You can use a spade to outline the pattern to make it easy to plant your flowers in the perfect position.
A Pristine Front Yard With Evergreens
What’s better than a garden full of blooming flowers and luscious evergreens in your yard? If you have a large yard, this idea is definitely one to consider! This is because you’ll need a wide area to be able to fit these gorgeously shaped evergreens without your yard looking too clustered.
You can fit just about any kind of flower into this idea, so the choice is all yours!
A Green Affair!
Trees covering most of your front yard? Follow this idea for inspiration on how to embrace that beautiful foliage and make it part of the fun!
First, you will need to find a bare spot on your lawn and outline a funky shape. The middle of your outlined area will be where you can plant evergreen bushes and flowers of your liking.
While this idea kind of adopts a green theme, that doesn’t mean it isn’t aesthetically pleasing! You can pull it off with just green plants, but feel free to add in pops of color.
Simple, Low Maintenance Front Yard
This idea is most commonly used for commercial properties, but it can also work in residential areas if you have the space for it. Basically, this idea is all about having little patches of patterned flower beds on your lawn with a focal point in the middle of it.
For your focal point, you can use a mix of taller plants with a luscious tree in the center.
An Illuminated Front Yard
If you like to entertain outdoors in the evening, this idea that focuses on illuminating your garden at night would be perfect for you!
As you can see from the image above, the plants used to achieve this look are quite different in height, texture, color, and size. To finish off this illuminated look, you’ll have to pop some garden lights in between your plants.
A Little Front Yard Idea
Don’t have much yard space but need some tips on how to spruce up the little space you have in the front of your home? If you have a window facing your front yard space, you shouldn’t block it with trees or shrubs if you enjoy the sunlight that peaks through.
To create a beautiful yard space while still making sure you don’t plant anything that’s tall enough to cover the window and block the sun, you will need to find plants that vary in height. Alternatively, you could grow any plants you prefer but you’d need to monitor their growth regularly and trim them as and when needed.
Who said front lawns couldn’t be aesthetically pleasing with just trees? This idea screams simplicity! There really isn’t a lot going on in the image above – but that’s what makes it so beautiful. The trees themselves are the center of attention, and they make for a gorgeous focal point!
This idea also makes use of the varying tree height concept, but these are just a bit more spaced out. You can also add in flowers here and there surrounding each tree, but these beautiful trees definitely take the cake!
Mounds Of Shrubbery With Pops Of Colour
Have a sloped front yard and can’t figure out what garden designs would work best? How about creating these gently sloped mounds with rounded shrubbery and low-growing flowers?
Feel free to play around with different shades of green shrubbery and make sure to edge the border of your sloped little garden to give it some definition.
Boxwood Shrubs For The Win!
Boxwood shrubs are like Mother Nature’s best-kept secret! Having these in your yard makes such a big (and beautiful) difference. They grow really well and, once shaped, they’re sure to give your yard a whole new look.
I have boxwood shrubs growing alongside my front fence and it’s amazing at concealing an open yard while giving you a pristine and forest-like look!
A Modern Design
Nowadays, modern front yard landscaping ideas are all about keeping it bright and clean – with gentle pops of color. Take the above image, for example. We have these gorgeous pebbles surrounding a simple evergreen bush.
Everything about this idea just works so well! From the neutral colors to the pop of green – this is definitely one of the best among them.
A Majestic Front Yard
If you have a large yard and are willing to put in a lot of time and effort to perfect it, this idea is definitely worth the trouble! Fair warning, you might need to hire help to execute and maintain this type of yard.
As you can see from the image above, this idea focuses more on shape than color. I think I could admire these precisely-shaped trees all day!
The Japanese really outdid themselves with this tree-shaping idea! These funky-shaped trees really don’t need any accompaniments and can turn your yard from drab to fab in no time!
These trees require some special skill to get them shaped so beautifully, so it might be in your best interests to get a professional to help if you’re not familiar with shaping tools.
A Garden Path
What better way to keep people from walking across your luscious lawn than to create a designated walkway? Not only will a walkway save your lawn from damage, but it also looks very aesthetically pleasing when laid out in a pretty shape, like the one in the image above.
Create a pretty flower bed with some medium-sized shrubbery and your favorite flower alongside the walkway, and maybe a light or two to illuminate it at night and you’re good to go!
Modern Water Feature
If you’re looking to pull out all the stops, meet your perfect front yard landscaping match! This modern and sleek water feature is hands down the most exquisite of the lot. Think crystal clear water with huge polished rocks at the base and a bunch of gorgeous plants and shrubs all around it. You can also omit the water aspect and opt for a dry river bed.
Does it even get better than this? I’m obsessed! The only possible concern to keep in mind with this idea is that it’s not going to be very cost-effective and it’s going to take a lot of time and effort to execute.
Front Yard Turned Pretty Park
The main focal point of this idea is the rock and water feature. Now, I know rock features don’t always have a good reputation, but this one is exceptional!
Once you’ve laid out your rock pattern and managed to get your water feature running, you can plant some beautiful perennial flower plants alongside it. If your customized pattern gives you space to plant on both sides of it, go for it!
Is your home’s architecture antique and beautifully castle-like? This Antwerp front yard landscaping ideas is the perfect pairing for a more traditionally built home!
This idea plays on a mix of boxwood plants, low-growing annual flowers, evergreens, and fern for its flower bed – and they all compliment each other so well!
Wooden Flower Pot Arrangement
This one’s for those with smaller front yards. It’s basically a large flower pot made out of wood that you can grow your favorite flowers and plants in.
When you’re restricted in space, it’s always a good idea to play around with plants of different heights and textures to make it appear more full.
P.S. Check out this article for some cost-effective backyard ideas to give you some more inspiration!
Stepping Stone Path
Stepping stones or steppers not only look great and boost curb appeal but also help protect your grass from footfall, especially in snowy or rainy weather. They are a practical, stylish solution if you are looking to add a new walkway to your front door.
And I have some excellent news for you! According to Paving specialists from the Simply Paving company, laying a stepping stone path is extremely easy! I have tested this out, and it’s true. It took me and my husband only a couple of hours to lay an attractive (although somewhat short) stepping stone path on the lawn leading to her front door. If you are up to it, you can also call a friend to help you and save the money you would pay for a professional service.
Traditional Cottage Garden Front Yard
Front yard landscaping is particularly challenging when you own a stone cottage from another century and strive to preserve its original country look. This image I found is the epitome of a charming front yard design since it features a lively green hedge and a profusion of lawn-edging blooms and flowering shrubs billowing in the breeze.
It is indeed a dreamy, idyllic set-up and I can easily imagine myself sitting underneath this vintage umbrella, sipping my cup of tea. The lavish green hedge frames the front door and complements the warmth of the stone house. If you are not sure how to choose a hedge for your yard, here are some tips from the Royal Horticultural Society:
- Find a hedge that can thrive in your type of soil
- Check which hedges grow best locally
- Ensure you will be able to maintain your hedge (different species have different pruning timing and frequency).
5 Best Front Yard Landscaping Tips
As you can see, there are many ways to design your front yard. If you want to make it picture-perfect, I can offer you a few extra tips delivered by experienced landscapers and designers from the Living Acre, a reputable landscape construction company in Dubai:
Using rocks to border your garden beds will help you save money, prevent water retention, and give your front yard a tropical look. I personally prefer using natural materials, anyways.
Lights are an inexpensive way to beautify your yard. I must warn you, though, that according to the International Dark-Sky Association, poor lighting can compromise your safety by diminishing your eyes’ ability to adapt to low light conditions. Hence, my advice is to stick to solar lights – they save energy and produce soft light that won’t shine into your eyes.
Add Ground Cover
If there are some bare areas in your lawn due to shade (or some other reason), you can add ground cover to hide them. It is a simple, inexpensive solution that I have seen work wonders in many yards, but you can also try improving your lawn-maintaining routine.
Plant Perennial Shrubs
If you want your garden to bloom for more than a year or two, opt for perennial shrubs. According to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, perennials die every autumn and winter and grow back in the spring from their rootstock. I like the fact that they require less care and watering too!
Plant Accent Trees
Planting big trees in your yard is a sure way to boost curb appeal or frame your home. In the words of the experts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, trees are not only attractive but also provide many ecosystem services, such as improving air quality.
If you are on a low budget or you enjoy DIY projects, check out the following video I found for a few extra landscaping tips and tricks:
How Can I Make My Front Yard More Attractive?
You can make your front yard more attractive by adding rock features and lighting, upgrading bed borders, and planting ground covers to hide unsightly areas. There are several other ways to increase curb appeal including adding perennial shrubs and making a garden bed around your mailbox.
What Kind Of Plants Should I Put In My Front Yard?
The kinds of plants you should put in your front yard include roses, hydrangeas and hostas. Those are the most common, but you could definitely also consider planting others such as arborvitae and azaleas as well.
What Can I Put In My Front Yard Instead Of Grass?
Instead of grass, you could put groundcovers and artificial turf. You could also plant Corsican mint, creeping thyme, clover, evergreen moss, and native perennial beds.
How Can I Make My Front Yard Low Maintenance?
You can make your front yard low maintenance by reducing the frequency at which you mow your lawn, automating your watering system, and using mulch.
That’s A Wrap!
There you have it! 25 of the best landscaping ideas for front yards! It’s such a pleasure to be able to entertain guests and just enjoy your garden when it looks pretty and presentable.
I hope this article has sparked your creativity and given you inspiration for when it’s time to revamp your outdoor area. Please leave a comment below, we’d love to hear from you!