5 Front-Yard Landscaping Secrets

Your front yard is one of the first things people see when they come over or pass by your house. Make a good first impression with these tips for utilizing all the aspects of your front yard.

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1. 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.

2. 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.

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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