When we first hired a designer to take care of an exterior makeover for us, I wasn't sure if it would be worth it to essentially pay for the convenience of landscaping ideas for front of house. I should have never doubted myself because I am absolutely thrilled with each and every one of the front yard landscaping ideas that they installed and (even better) I did not have to even lift a finger or do a minute of research. Our designer, Brittany, knew exactly how to accentuate the quaint cottage style that our small home already has and take it a step further with a patio paver pathway and whimsical flower beds. Even though we requested that she stick to cheap landscaping ideas for front of house, the finished product still looks like a million bucks.
As you can probably tell by my bare yard and boring driveway, my husband and I are in desperate need of some landscaping ideas for front of house. We had always planned on completely starting fresh with new front yard ideas when we bought our house 5 years ago, but now that we are preparing to sell quicker than we expected I want to find to simple and inexpensive areas that we can add a bit more color and personality to our property. My first thought is to plant some bright blooms in the beds around the cement retaining walls but I am not sure what color palette we should use. I would love some advice on which landscaping ideas would give the most bang for our buck and that wouldn't be that hard for a couple of amateur DIYers to handle on their own.
Well it is certainly fitting that my dream home also has the best landscaping ideas for front of house that I have ever seen. I have been drooling over this particular home for ages because I love the classic colonial architecture and elegant brick design. Even beyond the actual beautiful home, their front yard landscaping is just to die for with the rolling green lawns and perfectly manicured flower beds. Our home is nowhere near this large, but I hope to emulate the overall style and feel by making a few updates to our property. I want to replicate their classic landscape design ideas that look as though they could be found on an English estate, including the sweeping driveway, brick paths, mature trees and carefully manicured boxwood hedges.
So many homeowners do not realize that landscaping ideas for front of house are some of the most important outdoor renovation projects you can complete. Your curbside areas are the first think that friends, family, your postman (haha), and potential buyers see when they pull up to your home so it is essential to make a fantastic first impression with front garden ideas that make a big design impact. This particular home is one of my favorite front yard projects we have done because the gorgeous purple flowering vines cover the space and give a unique pop of color that you rarely see outdoors. Planting bright flowering vines like this is actually one of the most easy landscaping ideas for front of house because all it takes is a plant or two and some zip ties to encourage the vines to climb. Then voulah! you have a beautiful and eye catching feature to highlight your home.
On my quest for wild landscaping ideas for front of house to enhance our current situation, I found this awesome ranch house. At the moment all we have are some overgrown landscaping shrubs that, quite frankly, make our yard look sloppy and poorly planned. I always had a vision that our yard could look like this if we just put a bit more care into the design and upkeep but I haven't been ready to take the plunge until now. I would love to replicate the gorgeous natural stone path that winds up to the front door, then accent it by landscaping with rocks and large boulders to marry the design. The shrubs we currently have will look fantastic and intention paired with large boulders like this.
Landscaping ideas for front of house do not need to be incredibly expensive and involved. Sometimes the most beautiful exteriors come from simply working with what you have and formulating your front yard landscape design around the plants and architectural detailing that is already there. For this lovely stone house, we wanted to extend the wooded area around the home into that curbside area. We trimmed the existing trees to make them narrow and tall (in order to draw the eye upwards) and added some color at the base with pretty pink and red flowers. You don't have to go crazy with trendy and costly garden design ideas, instead look for ways to enhance the natural beauty of your property with what you can already find there.