Front Yard Landscaping Ideas
For Your Porch, Yard and WalkwaysWe focus our front yard landscaping ideas around photos so you can see how others have landscaped their porches, walkways, and yards. I'm a visual person, so home landscaping photos really give me something to work with.
We've lived in many different parts of the country and know how difficult it can be to create just the right look around your porch and home. Whether you hire a landscaper or do-it-yourself, it's always nice to have a plan.
Do you like the breezy look of wildflowers or a more manicured look? What landscaping style best fits your home's architecture? Use our photos to begin creating your own unique look.
The manicured lawn and fountain in the front house landscaping scene below gives this porch a more formal appeal. But the bench is inviting and softens the overall look.
The brick walkway design also softens the look by meandering toward the porch steps. Interestingly, the plants aren't all manicured; another way to be a bit formal but relaxing as well.
The plants ideally complement the porch and visually draw your eye toward the front of the home. The arrangement, from low annuals to higher perennials work well in front of almost any porch.
One of our favorite front yard landscaping ideas is to dress up your mailbox. We have a few decorative mailbox ideas for you to see.
Photo courtesy of Teresa Monares, Stover, MO
Flower Garden Ideas for Around Your Porch
What's not to like? This front house landscaping combines natural landscaping materials to create a unique walkway. Stone, split rail fencing, branch backed chair, and the right plants form a cohesive natural appeal as you approach the front porch.
I like how the fencing was used to create separate flower beds along the walkway and the colors blend together nicely.
Color: Nothing beats color for the perfect front yard landscaping around your porch. A pleasant mix of colorful perennials that bloom throughout the spring, summer and fall almost always creates a curb appealing look.
Because this porch sits higher from the ground larger shrubs were chosen to frame the porch steps. A nice choice of plants with varying heights creates a welcoming floral arrangement. Notice how the floral colors complement the porch colors.
A vibrant mix of colors in spring always creates instant curb appeal like in the photo below. Flowering trees, tulips, daffodils, crocuses, pansies or forsythia can be used quite easily to make any porch stand out.
photo by mimihenThis porch has a beautifully designed railing that you don't want to hide with landscaping. A selection of low growing shrubs, perennial flowers, and colorful hanging baskets complement the railings to form a cohesive look.
Avoid Straight LinesTry to avoid straight lines. Curved planting beds like that shown below and curved walkways almost always makes things more interesting. Use a garden hose or small diameter PVC to help outline your beds. They are easy to move around in order to get the perfect shape.
Curved planting bed (photo by Antler Country Landscaping)
Awesome! Everything works on this beautiful Victorian porch. The hanging baskets complement the colors of the home - a perfect match!
There are so many more front yard landscaping ideas we want to share with you so be sure to visit our Ideas for Porch Landscaping that includes access to so many other wonderful ideas for your yard and porch.
Dalton's Front Yard Landscaping IdeasWe are pleased to feature Dalton Quigley who owns and operates Dalton's Landscaping serving the middle Tennessee area.
Often times less is more. Here's a good example of somewhat overgrown and unmanaged landscaping. Dalton is installing a nice stone border and will revitalize the area in front of the porch.
Landscaping for Curb Appeal
AfterAs you can see, Dalton has given a new perspective to the front porch and created lots of curb appeal.
Sophisticated Landscaping IdeasThe project shown below lends a bit more sophistication to this beautiful brick home and large front porch.
Inspiring Front Porch and Entrance Landscaping
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