Front yard landscaping should be done in such a way that it merges the man-made house with natural elements easily and softens the general look. Front yard landscape should be an inviting place which directs visitors to the house easily. Certain principles ought to be taken into consideration when you are creating your front yard landscape design. Given here are some landscaping plans and pictures of front yard landscape which will give you ideas to which will help in creating your front yard landscape.
Symmetrical Design Symmetrical designs mean using a mirror like division of the front yard and house. Symmetrical designs are compatible with houses which have a central driveway, a door within the center of the house, and equal number of windows on each side of the door. For such houses, a symmetrical landscape design is effective. In a symmetrical design, plant the sun and rain in the yard like timber in almost an equal number to provide a balanced look. Though, symmetrical landscape design could be a bit difficult to achieve, they complement nicely with houses that have symmetrical design and a formal look. Asymmetrical Design However asymmetrical designs give a more enjoyable look and are easier to create and plan. However, it is crucial that you balance out the asymmetrical landscaping plans in-front of the house properly. Also, arrange all of the elements in such a way that everything provides a feeling of unity. An example of asymmetrical landscape design could be having the location of the sidewalk somewhere for the left side of the house. To balance this house, plant the shrubs and bushes in-front of the house, on either side of the sidewalk and trees in the edges of the house. You can see images within the above picture gallery which show landscaping done while using asymmetrical pattern. This was about planning the fundamental layout, which lays on the foundation of the softscape and hardscape elements. Adding Softscape Elements The softscape materials or elements utilized in front yard landscaping are the plants such as, the trees, shrubs, flowering plants, the lawn, etc. Then add outdoor furniture: You can buy some outdoor furniture to boost the appeal of your front yard. Near the door, you can place a small but sturdy table and chair made of wrought iron or aluminum. You can include some nicely designed outdoor cushions round the seating area as well. These give an impact of warm welcome to the guests. Give a fresh look to the existing landscape: You are able to freshen up your existing landscape by revamping the front yard. You are able to shape and prune the foliage, apply certain shrubs or vertical plants round the corners of your home. You can also then add potted plants around the different corners to obtain a different look. Use garden structures: You can purchase some tall garden structures, trellis or arbor to include vertical height to the front yard. This looks especially good around flowers and plants. You can also install a garden-gate that leads towards the backyard. Outdoor lighting: You can install some outdoor lighting fixtures to include appeal to the front yard at night. This helps your guests to find the front entrance easily. You are able to arrange the lights at different corners and also at either side of the front door.