Expert Landscaping Ideas
for the Front of the House
If you are considering major plantings such as trees, think about how they will frame the front door as you approach your house.
1. Find a Focal Point
Ground covers are a low-maintenance alternative and complement to grass.
2. Make Good Use of Ground Covers
If you want to take your visitors on a circuitous route, be sure you plant densely along each side of your path.
3. Set a Direct Path
4. Rethink Foundation Plants
If you are looking to add some privacy in your yard, consider a buffer of shrubs.
5. Add Some Privacy
If deer are an issue in your area, select shrubs that are deciduous (lose their leaves in the winter) but retain their form even when their leaves are gone.
6. Deter the Deer
7. Consider Your Home’s Orientation
They are considered permanent fixtures in the landscape, so you want to be sure they are not too close to the house.
8. Make Long-Term Plans for Trees
9. Dress Up the Driveway
Soften your driveway line with a curved planting bed where the driveway meets the front corner of your yard.
10. Create an Entrance
Flowering varieties provide color and fragrance and, because they tend to be smaller trees, they usually don’t block the house.
11. Add a Flowering Tree
12. Keep It Simple
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