Landscaping Ideas For A Front Yard That Will Make It Stand Out

Different Landscaping Ideas For A Front Yard Of A HomeNothing says more about your house than your front yard. It’s the first thing people see when they visit, and a good first impression is important.  So what are some landscaping ideas for your front yard that will make it stand out?

If you’re like most people, you change decorations inside your home for the seasons. Take that idea outside to your front yard.  If you don’t have flower beds, consider putting some in with seasonal flowers. One of the best ideas is placing seasonal flowering bulbs. They come up and bloom for a few weeks and then slip back to rest until next year.  With the change of each season, the bulbs will ‘wake up’ and bloom.

Now that you have blooming flowers, experiment with different stones to line the beds. There are many sizes and shapes of which to choose. A popular option is flagstone.  It is usually advertised as either grey or brown. They may be called brown in color, but these stones tend to have several colors that grade into each other. These stones can be easily stacked on top of one another to create a small wall around a flower bed or walkway.  Because of the variances in size, shape, and color, you are able to make a truly unique feature that will stand out.

One of the most useful landscaping ideas for your front yard is lighting. The options here are virtually unlimited.   Many people prefer to outline flower beds, add accents over garages and other entryways, as well as lining their walkways.   Another idea is to place a light at the base of a tree and have it shine up into the tree.  This can make your front yard appear larger at night. Try different colors in different trees to personalize your creation further.

Adding a pond is certainly one of the more unique landscaping ideas for the front yard
.  Consider a waterfall, water garden or a koi pond as a focal point.  It not only enriches the look of your yard, but can add to the property value.  

Hopefully these few suggestions will stimulate your creative side
. Find new ways of adding to these ideas and make your front yard the talk of the neighborhood.

This article was published on Thursday 19 June, 2014.


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