Beautiful Landscaping Ideas for Small Front Yards

30 May 2022

You’ll need big ideas if you want to make the most of a limited front yard space. Even if you just have a small amount of land, that doesn’t mean that your front yard can’t be transformed into a mystical haven. We have compiled a list of some of our favourite strategies for making the most of a modest front yard and giving the impression that the area is much larger than it is.

Personal Touch

Keep in mind that your front yard serves as your business card throughout the rest of the community. Not only is it the area that gives your neighbours their first view of your home, but it’s also the spot where you can show off your sense of style and personality. Keep in mind the architectural style of your home when you select plants and designs that will complement one another. This will ensure that even a modest front yard may convey the essence of a home decorated in a classic or contemporary style.

Get the Right Size

When designing a landscape for a front yard with limited space, proportion is key. Imagine your house as a shirt and the front yard as a shirt.  When trees and plants in front of your house are too big, they might completely obscure the view. The scale of the house should be mirrored in the landscape, which should also suit the building’s exterior. You can “mask” or hide areas of the front of your property that you don’t want to be exposed, or you can create a privacy wall by using ornamental trees like cypress. Cutting down a large tree in the front yard of your property may result in less shade, but it can also help reveal and improve the character and style of your home.

Be Unique

There is no upper limit to the quantity of colour that may be utilised in your front yard when it comes to the flowering plants that you can use. If your home has a centre walkway that leads to the front entrance, consider planting brilliant orange anemones or periwinkle bluebell flowers along the sides of the path. A bright statement can be made by opting not to plant hedges adjacent to the home and instead of growing a stand of black-eyed Susans.

Not Everything That’s Grassy Look Nice

Small front lawns can have lovely, groomed grass if properly kept. Don’t feel like your modest front yard needs grass. Unkempt front lawns can be an eyesore for you and your neighbours. If you want to replace your lawn with a stone courtyard or wide walkway, mulched beds or African daisies would look great. Pea gravel or pebbles are easy front yard groundcovers. Before laying the gravel, line the ground with weed-resistant netting and remove moss and mildew promptly.

As with any landscape, little front yards require careful planning. How much time are you willing to invest in the design, planting, and maintenance of this modest front yard landscaping project? The answers will help you create a tiny front yard. Allow us to apply our expertise on this matter. Let our professional landscapers here at Tuckerman touch your front yards. Call us today!