Landscape Design Ideas For Your Front Yard

Landscape Design Ideas For Your Front Yard

A landscape design that is appealing can increase curb appeal and visual interest in your front yard. It’s worth taking the time to research landscape design ideas and to carefully consider every element that you will use.

These are some simple, but sensible ideas for front yard landscaping.

Nature-Flowing Walkways

Pavers can be used to create a walkway that flows naturally to your front door and adds visual appeal. Brick pavers and slate can be used to cover concrete walkways. You can also use loose landscaping materials such as wood chips and mulch on your backyard paths, or in other areas farther from the house. However, they will get tracked into your house if they are too close to the front of the house.

Increase the use of perennials

Perennial flowers can be added to front yard landscaping designs that require young trees and shrubs. These flowers will fill in the gaps between your shrubs and trees until they mature. Coreopsis, Coneflower and Hosta are all perennials that do well in DuPage County. They can fill in the gaps between young trees and shrubs for the first year. Landscape Creations has the expertise to select the best perennials for your front yard landscaping challenges.

Use borders and edgings

Edgings and borders can make your yard look more interesting and create a contrast between texture and color. As an inner borderwork, you might use brick pavers or flagstones. You can also use groundcovers or flowers alongside borders and edgings. Just make sure you choose plants that are attractive all year.

Use ornamental trees

Place accent or ornamental trees between your home and the street to add beauty and shade to your front yard. Accent trees can leave a lasting impression. You may recall a home near you where there was a flowering dogwood tree. One important tip: Use reliable native species that are resistant to pests and will thrive in the DuPage County region.

You might consider Raised Planting beds

Raised planting beds can add visual interest and dimension to your front yard landscaping. You can incorporate dwarf evergreens, perennials, flowering shrubs, and bulbs. You should consider the fact that soil in raised beds will dry faster than soil on the ground when you are deciding where to place it. Consider installing an irrigation system to water the raised beds.

 

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