Your front yard’s design and appeal can create a huge impact on how people view your house. It is indeed the aesthetics of your home that makes the first impression and the front yard is one of the main parts of the view that your guests receive when they step foot into your premises. Let this impression be a great one and you can learn how to do it by reading on to know more about how to design and maintain your front yard through the following landscaping ideas.
Zen oasis is an Asian inspired concept of a lovely and peaceful garden which would give you the feel of a tropical land infused with a spa-resort like environment. The elements in the Zen oasis are mostly hard-scape elements and these allow you to keep the maintenance of such a theme to bare minimum. You don’t have to work your head around cleaning up or maintaining this particular design that often, because it does not require much effort to keep it up.
However, setting this up takes a bit more effort than you would expect. You would need to carefully select different plant varieties and structures to place into your landscape design to complete the look and feel of it. One tip is that you don’t need to fill your garden with structures or statues, but you just need to fill the area with items like garden ornaments for you to get the same feel and look.
Grand and graceful
This look typically needs you to include many shrubs and trees for you to make your front yard look well filled and well utilized with the elements of nature. Laying down some river rocks will allow you to infuse in a more laid back and informal look which hover over elegant and earthy as well. The trick is in laying these shrubs and placing these trees in the right positions and right angles. Also, choosing the right tones for your leaves on your trees and shrubs will let you have a magical play with the colors. Shrubs and trees are not all about greens but also allow you to play with some oranges and yellows of autumn.
Choose the right colors and get some professional help in designing your front yard if you need help with it. Investing money on choosing the right layout would be a long term benefit on your end, also because overtime you have the chance to shape your shrubs and trees according to the shapes that you want to.
Choosing vibrant colors would really make your front yard and your whole house look distinguished among the rest of your neighborhood. Choosing the right plants like ornamental grasses from Japan and gorgeous flowers from Netherlands or Holland would let you mix and match the best elements from all around the world right at your door step.
Ornamental grasses shouldn’t scare you because although they might cost more than normal grass to be laid out in your garden and front yard, it is a joy to maintain. Because you barely have to do anything with them! The regular trimming would be more than enough for them. Also, laying out a flagstone path is another element you should think about if you don’t want to get yourself into too much of maintenance works. Flagstone paths need no more than just a simple sweep every few days to get the debris and dead leaves off.
Having a gorgeous bed of grass on your front yard that you don’t need to take care of that much does not mean that it is going to be boring! It just means that you are conserving your garden efforts and energy for something else which needs more work and extra sweat to keep it up looking nice. This might be along the lines of adding lighting to your front yard, changing the electric lines and bulbs etc. These are what need your effort to make a huge change in the way your front yard looks.
Choose flowers which would change the look of your front yard with the change in seasons. Also make sure that these flowers are seasons resistant, such that they do not die off and can live through harsh temperatures and weather conditions in both summer and winter. This would let you have a nice change and shift in the colors of your front yard through the different seasons, especially winter and autumn, and it would also save you a lot of effort in terms of taking out and re-planting other flowers.
Remember, choose your materials wisely and try not to cut cost in terms of what you first lay out on your garden and front yard, because that is what is going to save your time and effort off maintenance in the long run! Get professional help from the right sources if need be so that you can be sure that your front yard is going to always make you proud, and not hang your head down when your neighbors comment about it.
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