In general, landscaping projects for the backyard are more popular than the front yard, though recently, American homeowners seem to be giving more attention to their front yards in the past decade. A nicely landscaped front yard adds a lot of character to a home, and as a side benefit, actually increases the value of the home as well. To visitors of your home, a well decorated front yard is very inviting, and it’s the first thing that is noticed about your home.
Lots of landscaping ideas are available to you, but whichever style you choose, an important part of landscaping is to add your own touch. You want your guests and visitors to see a little bit of your personality in your yard, just as you would in decorating your living room, dining room, or even bathroom. Think of your front lawn as an extension of your home, because that’s exactly what it is.
A good tip to keep in mind is to make sure the look doesn’t interfere with the functionality of your walkway and porch. You don’t want branches or bushes overhanging into the walkway, and you don’t want to clutter up the path to your door with too many statues, plants, or other decorative items. If you have too many things in your yard it can end up looking like a jumbled mess, so always try to keep things relatively simple in your styling.
Speaking of simple, you can do a lot to add some flair to your front lawn with just a few plants. Properly placed plants, both in the ground as well as in pots, can really add some brightness to your yard. Another simple thing you can do is to give some attention to your grass. If there are any brown spots, remedy these patches with some fertilizer and extra watering. If you have some problem areas, you can get some great advice from the employees at your local Lowes or Home Depot.