4 Fun and Easy Landscaping Ideas For Your Front Yard
Looking to spruce up your front yard? Curb appeal isn’t just a real estate term – every homeowner should enjoy the look of their most valuable asset. Draw inspiration from Pinterest and give your yard the makeover you’ve been wanting for years. Here are four fun and easy landscaping ideas for your front yard.
Nothing alludes to a good mid-century vibe quite like clean lines and simple aesthetics. Even if your home’s interior doesn’t match, opt for a 1950s landscape by laying large square cement pavers. Fill in the spaces with rock and/or grass.
Add a small vintage bistro set on the patio to tie the look together—a small bench or powder coated metal chair will work well too. Flamingo lawn ornaments could lend a playful, welcoming element to your walkway.
The Warmest Welcome
Don’t shy away from using doorway décor to get your message across. Do you host frequently? Have a large collection of trinkets in the home? Take that cozy vibe outdoors with a welcome sign or seasonal flag. DIY signs look anything but cheap when you use a wood stain and carefully-applied stencils.
Add a few candles in a large glass vase or potted plants. Work with the changing seasons by adding a pop of color for spring and a pair of pumpkins in the fall. Sometimes replacing a worn out welcome mat is enough to give the porch a fresh face.
Next Level DIY
Ditch the high-maintenance flower beds in favor of a Do-It-Yourself walkway made from pallet boards. Hometalk shows you how it’s done:
- First, clear the area you intend to use for the walkway. It may require some digging or the removal of existing plants and shrubs.
- Next, dampen the ground and lay fresh soil so that it’s easy to work with around and between the pallets.
- Lay the boards into the soil and pack well. Whether it’s curvy or straight, the important thing is to give the pathway a walk test to ensure it is smooth.
- Add a coat of outdoor sealant. Not only will it add a bit of shine, it will help prevent rot and extend the longevity of your new walkway.
How to find free pallets:
Check your local businesses first. Large chain stores generally have specific processes for waste disposal and won’t part with extra wood. Scour garden shops or hardware stores—motorcycle shops too. Mind your manners and ask! A little kindness goes a long way.
Enhance Your Garden
The best makeovers are those that include the existing features of any given space. Does your front yard contain several trees? Make them pop with a circular enclosure—an easy way to incorporate a stunning focal point that would otherwise be lost in a sea of similar suburban homes. Start by laying flagstone wall blocks to form a circle around your plant of choice—staggering them as you would brick. No flagstone? Use large rocks instead. Fill in the circle with decorative rock or a vibrant flower bed.
Turn an eye-sore of a focal point into a jaw-dropper by placing faux hollow rocks over unsightly pipes and sprinklers. Elevate your garden by making a raised flowerbed along the path that leads to your front door. All it takes is one or two small projects to completely transform your home’s exterior.
For more inspiration, visit Pinterest and peruse additional front yard landscaping ideas. Design a yard that makes you proud to call your house a home – one that will stand above the rest.