A well manicured front yard helps to frame your home and prefaces the interior and family inside, providing an initial welcome. A well thought out and organised front yard design and landscaping should compliment the natural terrain of the land and enhance the general theme of the home.
When designing your front yard landscaping, it is best to consider the amount of work and effort you are willing to invest into it to maintain the surroundings. Low maintenance front yard designs are leaning more into the minimalist and sparse look. Gone are the voluminous shapes and profusion of colours. The modern look comprises of clean lines, earth colours, creative use of stone, and minimised use of divergent colours.
Many people dream of having a low maintenance front yard. It is really the thought of the maintenance cost that deter many people from realizing their dream. Any professional landscaper in your locality can easily do the job for you or you can do it yourself. That reminds me of the saying.. Where there is a will there is a way. If you have the will, then the rest is easy.
If you get a professional landscaper to do the job for you, be sure to inform him that your goal is to have a front yard landscape which is agreeable and will not take exorbitant amount of work to maintain it. I feel that if you have that interest for having a good landscape, then you should be engaged in the making and maintaining of it without any problem. It should not be taken as doing a work but as a hobby which entertains you.
If you like a lot of grass, then be aware that it takes extra work and time mowing the lawn. I don’t forget the fact that there are many people who love the lawn. This is also an important information which should be given to your landscaper before he starts planning it.
If you are tight on money and time, clover will be an alternative to the grass. You can choose your colors and types to make your landscaping beautiful. A clover lawn is good for landscaping even in areas which are prone to droughts. Since bugs hate clover, such lawns are good for those who like to go out and enjoy the front yard landscaping.
Watering the yard is an important issue for the plants. If you enjoy doing it, it is fine, else incorporating an automatic irrigation system into the front yard landscaping design should do a great job. This will save you time and money and the yard will look much healthier. This should do a wonderful job especially during the hotter months of the year.
You can without difficulty find a professional to install one of these systems for design quickly and easily. Irrigating correctly is a key issue to the good look of the front yard as less or more water can do damage to the plants and yard.
Finding the proper plants that will suite your climatic and soil condition is very important. You will have to find out what plants will thrive in your climate round the year. Some of them will do fine during certain months and not during others. So the best place for you to find out the information will be your local garden center. They should be able to answer such questions and guide you well to choose your plants and trees. In addition, you then take a trip to the library and check out some books on local flowers and trees.
Another good landscaping tip is to layer all of your planting beds. This will bring a sense of unity and balance to your entire yard. Choosing the right colors and spreading them well is also important.
To conclude this is something worth trying, and you will definitely enjoy the result when it is completed and the plants start to bloom. Good Luck to you for your beautiful front yard landscape.