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What are some ideas for front yard landscaping?

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Front yard landscaping ideas include a wide curving pathway, large bunches of flowers, a tree-lined pathway and even terraced garden patches. An interesting front yard helps draw the eye and accents the house.

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Homeowners can make the front yard look even better than the backyard using a combination of landscaping elements. These ideas can also work individually as a stand-out feature of the yard.

  • Curved walkway: A wide curved walkway with inset cobblestones or bricks from the driveway to the front door is practical and attractive.
  • Colorful flowers: It seems obvious to put a few flowers out by the front door, but homeowners can go even further with a large groupings of brightly colored flowers. Intersperse the patches with flowers that bloom at different times of the year.
  • Herb garden: A vibrant herb garden in the front yard adds attractive greenery and homeowners don't have to worry about the effort of keeping up a flower garden.
  • Tree lined walkway: Add trees to a preexisting path to create a naturally covered walkway into the house. Fruit trees and ornamental are nice since they don't grow very big.
  • Archway: An archway just before the front door works well when there is a separate front deck or patio. It adds a bit of separation for this space from the yard.
  • Terraced gardens and steps: Use terracing to create flat areas for small garden patches and a stepped walkway when the house is on a hill.
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