1. Repeat Plants
This will create balance and cohesiveness. An ideal setup would be five to 10 species of perennials, three to five types of shrubs, and one to two types of trees.
2. Curve Your Walkway
Curving your walkway will soften lines and create interest in your space. Tip: Line your walkway with plants -- like hostas -- as a way to welcome guests into your home.
3. Size Correctly
Planting beds should span at least half the width of the house. Doing this gives the illusion of your garden wrapping around the entire perimeter of your home.
4. Fill Empty Spaces
Don't forget about the space between the sidewalk and the street!
5. Incorporate Veggies and Herbs
This is especially great for if you only have sun in your front yard. Not only does this add color and flair to your yard, but you'll be able to enjoy your goods once they've grown.
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