Whether you’re wanting to sell your home or just add value to your own near future, front yard landscaping is also an important tool. A home with poorly maintained and designed landscaping may cost you a sale and can reduce the value of the home. You can keep your front lawn landscaping project as extensive or limited as your time and budget allows while still making big improvements. Even maintaining the grass mowed and cut back from couches is frequently enough to really make a difference.
Clean up the existing elements of the landscape. Trim trees and shrubs, keep the grass, grass your flower beds and seed any bare spots in the yard.
Fill empty planting beds with plants with colour and design that complement the home. By way of example, a cottage design home looks best with beds filled with cheery, colorful blooms, though a sleek, contemporary home pairs best with fascinating foliage plants such as hosta (Funkia) and coleus (Coleus hybridus). Avoid blooming plants, since blossoms become unsightly when they start to die off. Implement new nuggets to all planting beds.
Line the walkways with solar lights to add both function and style to the front of the home.
Plant low-growing perennials along the borders of your drive to soften its edge.
Keep the landscaping balanced. For a formal look, plant identical plants opposite each other, such as placing an upright topiary on both sides of the door. In more informal spaces, be sure to have comparable levels of greenery on every side of the home. As an example, three small shrubs might be implanted on just one side of the home to balance a huge tree on the other.
Position plants so that the smallest plants are closest the front door; make the size of the plants increase as they get further from the focal point.
Block the view of unsightly neighboring properties, if necessary, by planting hedges, using shrubs such as cypress (Cupressus), arborvitae (Thuja) or holly (Ilex).