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Front Yard Landscaping Ideas & Designs

Fall Ridge Farm
Fall Ridge Farm
Salmon Falls Architecture
Design ideas for a farmhouse front yard gravel landscaping in Portland Maine.
South Clark Avenue
South Clark Avenue
Elevation Architects
Inspiration for a modern front yard concrete paver landscaping in San Francisco.
Ptown in Arlington
Ptown in Arlington
Natalie DeNormandie
Photo of a mid-sized eclectic front yard vegetable garden landscape in Boston.
Grace Design Associates
Grace Design Associates
Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
Back from the ashes!! Burned in the Tea Fire. Lovely Mediterranean Garden. * Builder of the Year: Best Landscape and Hardscape for Santa Barbara Contractors Association
Robbins Garden
Robbins Garden
Frederick + Frederick Architects
Brick and blue stone pavers
This is an example of a mid-sized tropical front yard brick garden path in Atlanta.
Residential 2
Residential 2
Greenmark Environmental
Photo of a large traditional full sun front yard concrete paver driveway in Houston for summer.
Belgard Pavers examples
Belgard Pavers examples
Ocean Pavers, Inc.
Belgard Urbana pavers at walkway
Design ideas for a mid-sized craftsman partial sun front yard stone formal garden in Orange County for summer.
Entry courtyard
Entry courtyard
Lankford Associates Landscape Architects
A old watering trough from the site was used as a water feature within the courtyard. Low maintenance plantings and traditional gravel pathways with paver edging flank the stone entry and are surrounded by low lath screen fences to formalize the space. This farmstead is located in the Northwest corner of Washington State. Photo by Ian Gleadle
Concrete water trough fountain.
Concrete water trough fountain.
Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects
Design ideas for a farmhouse front yard water fountain landscape in Seattle.
Arcadia English Remodel
Arcadia English Remodel
Matthew Thomas Architecture, LLC
Photo by: Michael Woodall
Photo of a traditional front yard landscaping in Phoenix.
tresarca
tresarca
Assemblage Studio
This is an example of a contemporary drought-tolerant and full sun front yard gravel landscaping in Las Vegas.
Grand Stone Stairs & Entry w Lightposts
Grand Stone Stairs & Entry w Lightposts
THE KING'S MASONS
This is an example of a large traditional partial sun front yard stone landscaping in DC Metro.
Wright Residence
Wright Residence
Platinum Landscape & Pools
Tiered CorTen planter boxes reflect the geometry of the house. Custom metal boxes sit strategically alongside, and behind, raised Belgard paver walls. Strategic placement of low voltage LED lights illuminate the pathway to the front door.
Hillside with rugged stone path: late spring
Hillside with rugged stone path: late spring
Cultivar, Inc.
In late spring the white deutzia and nepeta begin to bloom, and the azaleas continue to flower. Spirea foliage and buds add chartreuse and pink touches.
Orinda Residence 4
Orinda Residence 4
Thuilot Associates
Design ideas for a modern front yard water fountain landscape in San Francisco.
Driveways and Courtyards
Driveways and Courtyards
The MacDowell Company
The MacDowell Company
Photo of a large traditional partial sun front yard stone landscaping in Boston.
Garden Tuteur & Rose
Garden Tuteur & Rose
Planters
Photo of a traditional full sun front yard formal garden in Atlanta for spring.
West Newton Residence
West Newton Residence
Jacalyn Gould Landscape Architect
front entry planting
Inspiration for a large traditional partial sun front yard stone landscaping in Boston for winter.
Pretty mailbox area with boxwood, begonias, knock out roses, black eyed susans a
Pretty mailbox area with boxwood, begonias, knock out roses, black eyed susans a
Home & Garden Design, Atlanta - Danna Cain, ASLA
Curb appeal around mailbox. The boxwood and knockout rose were existing. We tied the two plants and spaces together by adding a bed of mixed annual begonias that echoed the color of the roses, softened that with blue flowering blue-&-blue sage, a perennial that blooms for 6 months. In the late summer, the area will really come a blaze of color when the rudbeckia black eyed susan along curb bloom also Photographer: Danna Cain, Home & Garden Design, Inc.
Late summer garden.
Late summer garden.
Ann Kearsley Design
Photography by ann kearsley. New home integrated with old field. Building by GO Logic LLC, Belfast, Maine
Design ideas for a huge farmhouse front yard landscaping in Portland Maine.

Let the first impression of your home be a positive one with a beautifully landscaped front yard. While landscaping is often no small project, do it well and it’s sure to leave you much more satisfied with your home. While you browse the following front yard landscaping ideas, consider your home’s style, the natural environment around you and how to stay within budget.

1. Go With a Flattering Front Yard Landscape Design

If you’re looking for landscaping ideas in the front yard, the first thing you should do is determine what sorts of features would work well with your home. Traditional homes often look good with a front yard garden with an English style flower garden. Southwestern or Mediterranean style homes in drier climates work well with gravel, native grasses and palm trees. If you’re gathering front yard landscaping ideas for ranch style homes, you’ll want to consider features that complement the long front facade of your home. Climbing vines, a large shade tree or a meandering path to your front door may all help bring out your home’s best qualities.

2. Make a Budget and Stick With It

Looking for simple front yard landscaping ideas on a budget can be tricky, as plants, landscaping materials and hiring contractors can all be pricey. Of course, you can always do part of the project yourself, and hire landscape contractors for other parts. Another way to keep costs down for years to come is to go with front yard landscaping ideas that are low-maintenance, like gravel, patio pavers and native plants. If you like grass or an expensive type of plant, consider planting them in some areas, but filling in the rest of the space with rocks or stones.

3. Use Plants that Complement the Natural Landscape

While you plan out your dream front yard, consider the climate you live in and what sorts of plants and features will feel natural there. Native plants will thrive with the seasons and have a better chance of lasting down the road. Front yard landscaping ideas in Florida that feel natural might be very different from those that work well in Arizona. If you live in a place that doesn’t get a lot of rainfall, you may want to consider a drought tolerant front yard without grass, to keep your own maintenance costs low. Instead, you might browse front yard landscaping ideas with rocks, or adding a welcoming front porch or patio.

On the other hand, if you have a large front yard in a colder environment, you may want to go for a lush flower garden that’ll come into bloom in the spring. Picket fences, trellises and water fountains are all great for creating a beautiful, rustic front yard. One of the most simple front yard landscaping design plans is to plant a flower bed around the border of your home, with grass or gravel all around. Add in wooden planter boxes for a more functional, modern look, and plant whatever you like, from vegetables to roses.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a front yard landscaping renovation or are building a designer landscaping from scratch, Houzz has 73,287 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Greenmark Environmental and Ocean Pavers, Inc.. Look through landscaping pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a front yard landscaping design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful front yard landscaping photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.