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Almost half of the homeowners in the United States have gardened in the last year. Whether you have or not, spring is the perfect time to take a look at your front yard. Updating and improving your home’s front landscaping will boost curb appeal and your home’s perceived value.
It doesn’t matter how big of a yard you’re working with. By creating the right arrangements and planting the right plants, you can create a beautiful and welcoming display.
Check out these small front yard landscaping ideas and get inspired for your home
Flower Lined Path
The first thing you should do is create a clear path to your front door. This creates a welcome approach for your guests. It also defines the space and doesn’t take up too much room.
You could buy stepping stones and nestle them into mulch. This is more affordable than pouring concrete and creates more of a garden aesthetic.
Once you have your path, emphasize it by planting beautiful blooms on either side of it. Stick with small shrubs and low growing plants. This will keep your plant life on the smaller side and in proportion with the size of your yard.
If you want to add height to your landscaping, then consider a dwarf tree. This will create a focal point and increase the sense of depth to your yard. A dwarf tree is a smaller version of regular trees and should only grow to about eight to ten feet tall.
To keep your tree from becoming overgrown, you can hire a landscaping company to care for it. Pat Calabrese & Son LLC can help you choose the best dwarf tree for your climate and then provide expert care to foster its growth.
If you’re very limited in space, then consider placing some planter boxes. You can make them as big or as small as the space you have. For a country or rustic look, make your planter boxes out of wood.
For a more modern look, you could build them out of metal. Using aluminum or stainless steel will ensure they don’t rust.
Then you can plant grasses, blooms, or herbs in your boxes. Herbs are great because they smell good and you can use them in your cooking.
Succulents are some of the low maintenance plants you’ll find. They can bring color to your yard and in a decorative pot, will add height and a unique look.
You could choose a small multi-level fountain and fill the levels with a wide variety of succulents. Now you have a central focal point to your yard.
Try These Small Front Yard Landscaping Ideas
If your front yard could use a makeover, then try these small front yard landscaping ideas. When choosing a landscaping theme for your yard, think about your budget, space, and maintenance ability.
This will help you choose landscaping that will work best and look beautiful for years to come.
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