Front Yard Landscaping Ideas

For Your Porch, Yard and Walkways

We focus our front yard landscaping ideas around photos so you can see how others have landscaped their porches, walk ways, 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.

Perfectly landscaped porch

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.

Wonderfully landscaped porch with meandering brick walkway

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.

Front yard landscaping using varying heights of annuals and perennials

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.

decorative mailbox cover
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.

Front yard landscaping with separate flower beds along the walkway

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.

Front house landscaping where the flowers 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.

Springtime landscaping of front yard with flowering trees, tulips, pansies
photo by mimihen
This 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.

Landscaping front yard should not hide beautiful elements of your porch

Avoid Straight Lines

Try 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 in front of porch
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!

Victorian home has gorgeous front yard landscaping including beautiful hanging baskets

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 Ideas

We 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


landscaping in front of small front porch


As you can see, Dalton has given a new perspective to the front porch and created lots of curb appeal.

landscaping in front of small front porch

Sophisticated Landscaping Ideas

The project shown below lends a bit more sophistication to this beautiful brick home and large front porch.

Evergreens in front of front porch on brick home

nicely landscaped walkway leading from porch to driveway


Inspiring Front Porch and Entrance Landscaping


uninspired front entrance landscaping


front entrance and porch landscaping for maximum curb appeal

Ranch Home and Portico Landscaping


typical landscaping in front of ranch home


front entrance and porch landscaping for maximum curb appeal


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