Friday, February 21, 2014

Gardening ideas for the front yard

Your front yard offers the first glimpse into your home’s style and ambiance so set a delightful tone and mood with an inviting garden in your front yard. Here's how...

Create a cohesive front yard garden with repetition. Scatter the same plant selections and features throughout your landscape, and repeat textures and shapes for a unified look.

Layer plants and blooms

Frame your home façade with layered plants using subtle variations in height, starting from short to tall. This will soften the transition between your house and garden. Go for different types of plants but keep your choices limited to create harmony and cohesion. Don’t be afraid to use color in your plant selections as they add interest and life to your garden.

Lead the eye to the front door

Make your front door the focal point by creating a clear path going towards its entrance. Curving pathways can be a charming feature, but don’t make the path too long. Remeber to keep the front door in full view of the path.You may also employ plants alongside the pathway to add texture and interest. 

Repeat plants and designs

Scatter the same plant selections and features throughout your garden, and repeat textures and shapes for a unified look. This will create a smooth flow.

Make an interesting pit stop

The entryway is the area where your visitor would typically spend some time as they wait for the door to open. Consider decorating this area for your guests. Use container plants to continue the elements of nature and provide a comfortable perch to admire your landscape view. Infuse the area with warm lighting for ambiance.


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