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5 Ideas to Improve Your Front Yard Landscaping

The front yard is the first area of the house that your guests notice. Therefore, it’s only right to make it interesting and appealing. You can do this by improving your front yard landscaping.

If you already have a functional garden, there’s no need for you to re-do it all over again. Simple improvements will always do the trick. Here are five ideas to improve your front yard landscaping.

1. Add a Flower-Covered Entrance

Uplift your entrance by adding a flower-covered arbour. This is beneficial if you grow climbing plants because an arbour is a great tool to support it. But if you have none, you can always start to grow one after you install a flower-covered arbour.

The arbour becomes a great option for entrances because it is very versatile to use. Take the below photos for example. The arbour on the left is covered with beautiful flowers with an attached gate below it that helps your home safe from trespassers. While the arbour on the right, it serves as a shade on the pathway.


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With arbours versatility, it creates different mood settings as well per garden design. For a flower-covered arbour, it expresses a romantic appeal. While if you plant branchy type of vines, it expresses an enchanting appeal. So, you can expect that arbours will complement your front yard all year round.

2. Rock On!

Foliage is the common elements seen in most residential front yards. If you want something creative, you can do desert-inspired front yard landscaping. You can re-create this in your front yard by adding boulders, and foliage that is commonly seen in deserts and sands. If you don’t want to add sands, you can keep your grass ground cover or perennial plants as these also complement the style’s theme.


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This is a good front yard landscaping idea for various reasons:

  • Rocks have a natural element which is great for adding texture to your front yard designs.
  • They are durable and low-maintenance.
  • Rocks are an effective method to hide the flaws of the yard.

This is an ideal option for anyone living in the northern section of Australia as it has a tropical climate.

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3. Try To Be Symmetrical

Symmetry always gives comfort to most people. If you feel the same way, then give your front yard a symmetrical landscaping structure! These front landscaping ideas are easy to re-create because you only need to plan one side, and then copy it later to the other side.

 symmetrical landscaping structure

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Other popular options that you can add to these front yard ideas are huge pots, woven seating chairs, and hedges or shrubs. If this looks too simple for you, you can add the following elements: trees, perennial plants as ground covers, hedges as walls and a sandy pathway.

 symmetrical landscape

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4. Tree is a Charm

Trees are well-known for their health benefits, pollution reduction, and soil erosion prevention. But do you know that trees can also increase your property’s value by 20%?

There are two ways to do this, one is by planting trees and forming them like an arch. The trees ideal for this is the pendulous type like Wisteria and Golden chain tree. This guarantees to create a romantic appeal while walking underneath it.


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If romance isn’t the ambience you want, why not try something mysterious? This is ideal if you have huge trees in your front yard. The giant trees must properly align on both sides with no-mow grass on the ground. The no-mow grass is an excellent choice because it requires little watering and care.

To highlight the door and complete your well-manicured front yard, you can include a straight and solid pathway.

giant trees

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5. Japanese Inspiration

Feeling a bit experimental? You can try the Asian landscaping style. One of the most landscaping ideas that express calm and a peaceful ambience is the Japanese landscaping design. One good example of this is the picture below.

The bridge is an interesting way to welcome your guests. There are two forms of bridges that you can choose from – arch and flat. The arch is a nice addition because it gives you a higher viewpoint of your front yard. If your property is spacious enough, you can install a man-made koi pond to add attraction to your front yard.

Japanese landscape

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But if none, you can stick to the flat-formed bridge. This bridge is commonly used to direct vehicles to the garage or visitors to the gazebo. Place a mixture of pebbles and stones beneath this bridge to give the appearance of distance.

The ideas presented above can help you create a more appealing and higher quality front yard landscape. If you decide to design your own, be sure to plan carefully to avoid overcrowding your front yard.

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