I have always loved how evergreen trees brighten a yard no matter what time of year it is. As their name says, the everlasting green leaves keep your yard constantly looking cheerful even in the dead of winter. For this reason, I have always prioritized landscaping with evergreens before even adding my trees and flower beds. As you can see, we have a very lush front yard but not a ton of lawn space. I filled most of the area with evergreen shrubs that would fill in the yard with a lot of color but would not require a ton of maintenance throughout the year. I would definitely recommend this technique because, although it requires an upfront investment, there is so little maintenance that it makes it worth it.
Evergreen trees are such an essential element of any traditional style home. I don't consider myself a gardener by any means, but I do know that fast growing shrubs like holly bushes are a great way to edge the border of your home (especially if it is a contrasting color like brick) because it breaks up the material and adds some warmth. As you can see, this is exactly what we did with our front yard in order to give it a finished look quickly. The first thing we did when we finished the house was plant small evergreen trees and full hedges around the exterior of the home in both the front and back yards. Next spring we plan on adding flowers as well for a bit of color and whimsy.
Our interior designer suggested that we start our outdoor renovations by planting some evergreen trees in our front yard. We want to improve our curb appeal quickly before listing the house on the market and, since it is winter, we figured evergreen plants would make the place seem brighter and more alive. I found these photos as inspiration for what to look for at Home Depot. We have a brick path just like this, and I think it would look gorgeous to use some small evergreen trees for landscaping along the entry to the front door. The small size will not overwhelm the space and they will look petite and manicured -- a very classic and elegant look if you ask me.
I have always been on the fence about evergreen trees because I thought they may look too christmasy alongside our very modern style home. My husband laughed at me when I said this because apparently there are other varieties such as bushes, hedges and dwarf evergreen shrubs that do not look tree-like at all. I love the idea of a plant that will stay green all year round, so I am definitely on board with trying something new as long as it will blend well with our unique architectural design. We added these fast growing evergreen trees on the corners of our home to break up the beige stucco and I am excited to see how they flourish over the next few months.
I am one of those people that cannot get enough of evergreen trees in their yard because I want it to look lush and beautiful all year round. Living in the South, we have quite a long growing season and very mild winters which make anything from holly bushes to dwarf evergreen trees perfect options to landscape with. This particular house is not mine (I wish!) but I really like how they used evergreen trees and shrubs to bring color and height to all areas of their property. In my opinion, the best evergreen trees are the tall and thin varieties like they used in the front entrance, because they provide privacy, grow quickly, and give that Italian countryside feel to a property.
Could there be anything more quintessentially mount side living than a huge log cabin with stately evergreen trees planted in the front yard. This gorgeous estate is basically my dream home nestled in the hills of Colorado. I grew up in the arid deserts of Arizona so I never got to experience using evergreen trees for landscaping (we just used rocks haha). My partner and I are thinking about moving up North and investing in some land in a colder area like this. The thing that I am most excited about is being able to have a giant blue spruce tree like this in my front yard that would be beautiful and green all year long. It would look just as quaint with spring time birds perched on the limbs that it does covered with snow.