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Make Your Home Welcoming with Front Yard Landscaping


They say that first impressions are the most important, and when it comes to houses, that is achieved through front yard landscaping. Front yard landscaping and design are the best methods for beautifying your front yard. It doesn’t matter if you have a big or small front yard – there are ways you can beautify any space.

The key to successful landscaping is planning. This phase involves determining the layout you want for your front yard. Among the things you need to take into consideration is the functionality of your front yard. Aside from aesthetic appeal, yards are also often utilized for bike or wheelchair access and car parking. The type of entryway you use is important, so make sure that the layout will not hinder or block the entryway. It is usually better to keep the layout fairly simple for these reasons.

Homeowners may opt for a symmetrical or asymmetrical layout for their front yards. A symmetrical layout is ideal if the house is also built symmetrically (door at the center with an equal number of windows and features on each side). Though this layout involves a lot of work, the result can complement the house nicely, especially if homeowners want to go for a more formal look. Home owners can also go for a more relaxed look with an asymmetrical layout. An asymmetrical layout, though easier than a symmetrical plan in terms of precision, also calls for a balanced and a unified look, which requires creativity and studying carefully which plants grow in which ways.

After deciding on the layout, it is time to consider additional touches to complete the look of your front yard. You can start exploring different trees, shrubs, flowering plants, and water features. When adding these elements, consider their placement and arrangement. For example, avoid planting trees near entryways to prevent blockage and considering how much growing space to give the tree you are going to plant. You can also make use of different flowering plants to add color and vibrance to your front yard. It is recommended to use an array of flowering plants that bloom at different times of the year to maintain constant flowers.

Jessica Greving
NMLS# 21685
Residential Mortgage Network
RMN NMLS# 1495
Office: 319-354-7501
Cell: 319-3301502


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