Everyone wants a well thought out and organized front yard. It helps frame your home and complements the natural terrain of the land. This helps to enhance the general theme of the home. If you’re looking for landscaping ideas for front of house, you might want to consider the amount of time and effort you’ll have to put into it. Here are some landscaping ideas to help you along.
1. Greet Guests with Flowers
Flowers on your front yard will make your home seem more welcoming. Embellish your home with all sorts of perennials and annuals to make it come alive with color throughout the year. Flowers such as Snapdragon, Petunia, and ‘Gertrude Jekyll’ roses are great options. If you don’t have a lot of space between your house and the street, you can plant a low fence. This gives the impression that the house is further from the street than it actually is. It also gives you an opportunity to plant vines and flowers along the fence.
2. Plant Rambling Vines
Planting beautiful rambling vines is another great way to make the most of your front yard landscaping. Those deep green tendrils twining around your columns and fences make for a splendid look. Make sure to go for a flowering vine such as Clematis. It will look amazing in your yard. It features purple, pink, white, red or blue blossoms that are quite fetching. Grow this vine on a trellis, fence, or in a container. For a more dramatic look, you can let it ramble over your perennials and shrubs.
3. Plant Crinums
This is one of the most resilient plants you can have on your front yard. They can withstand drought and you don’t even need to use fertilizer. They are practically indestructible. In the heat of summer, this lily will bring forth colorful and vibrant flowers whose scent will perfume the air around your home. It’s low maintenance and you won’t need to do much after you’ve planted it. Crinums will grow in practically any type of soil. If you don’t have enough time on your hands to tend to your garden, then you can’t go wrong with this lily.
4. Deer-Proof the Garden
You don’t want to come home and find deer gobbled up the beautiful garden that you’ve worked so hard on. This is why you need to deer-proof your garden. The best way to go about this is to plant deer-averse perennial plants such as globe thistle, butterfly weed, purple cornflower, and butterfly bush. Deer find these plants disgusting so they won’t touch them. If you have a problem with deer in your location, take these proactive steps towards protecting your front yard.
5. Use Baskets and Planters to Add Height
You can spice up your front yard landscaping by adding hanging baskets and elevated planters to your garden. This will allow you to create an additional dimension and add visual interest without too much effort. You’ll automatically create a sea of stunning color across your yard. You’ll definitely fall in love with the delightful waves of blossoms that rise and fall across your back yard.
Talk to a Royal Decks landscaping expert for tips on how to spruce up your front yard landscape.