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Tips for Planning Your Front Garden Landscape Design

Your front yard is the first thing that people see when they first walk up or drive up to your home.

Therefore, it is important to make a good impression. After all, it makes little sense to keep a perfectly neat household if the outside of your home is a mess.

The first step that you will need to take is to come up with a landscape design for your garden. By using plants, layouts, and other elements you can create a truly distinctive yard.

Here are some of the tips to follow to create your desired look:

​Create a Walkway

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​The first thing that you need to plan out is the pathway from the front gate or curb to your home. It is best to do construct a route that is hassle-free and takes a few twists and turns as possible.

You should avoid using steps or similar features unless they are absolutely necessary. Once you have determined what the best path is, it is time to lay down the stone, brick or another hardscape.

You should use a material that is eye-catching but is also durable and easy to maintain.

​Choose the Right Plants

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Regardless of what you want the final product to look like, you need to be smart about your plant choices. If you have space, it is great to have a mixture of large trees, small trees, bushes and flowering plants.

Depending on how close you live to your neighbours or where you house is situated you may want trees for privacy and some fast growing hedges.

What you need to keep in mind, however, is that each type of vegetation grows at a different rate. So, in the beginning, you are going to need a greater number of fast-growing or flowering plants.

These will need to be in place until the trees that you have planted begin sprouting. This means that in the beginning at least, you will have slightly more upkeep to manage in your front yard due to the more high maintenance flowering plants.

​Construct a Pattern

What many people forget is that plants create more than one visual effect. They are not just for rich greens and vibrant colors. Plants also offer up the texture.

This is why it is important to plant the vegetation in such a manner that there is a repeating pattern. For instance, you can have plants that mirror one another on either side of the walkway.

Or, you can create an interesting mix of trees and plants. Either way, you will need to be aware of the final effect.

Waterwise Irrigation

It might be tempting to launch into a DIY landscaping project, but it's actually wiser to hire the experts. This is especially true if you're working with a large space.

When you hire a landscaping company, you can rest assured that every square metre of your garden is maximised.

They will also choose the most suitable plants and trees based on your location. More importantly, they will also make sure that these plants and trees get sufficient water in the most efficient manner. This way, you get a beautiful garden that doesn’t waste precious resources.

Also Keep the House Aesthetics in Mind

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Of course, it is important to remember that your house exterior also plays a huge role in the overall look of the place.

There is a lot you can do to refresh the exterior of your home. You can paint walls, improve your home's atmosphere. Window design also improves the aesthetics around the house exterior.

There is little sense in working hard on your garden and completely ignoring the house.

These are some important tips for you to follow when planning out the design of your front garden.

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About the Author Ann Katelyn

I'm Ann Katelyn, Creator and Chief Author of Sumo Gardener. Since I was a child I've always been fascinated with plants and gardens, and as an adult this has developed into my most loved hobby. I have dedicated most of my life to gardening and started Sumo Gardener as a way to express my knowledge about gardening with the hope of helping other people's gardens thrive.

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