When it comes to improving your home, your front yard often gets overlooked. But by adding some landscaping supplies, you can make it stand out from the rest of the block and really show off its charm. Here are six ways to give your front yard a makeover:
1. Add Color to Your Yard
Use bright colors. There’s no better way to turn your yard into a living work of art than by using bold, energetic shades that contrast with the other elements in your yard. If you’re going for an old-fashioned look, consider incorporating some red or yellow flowers into the landscaping scheme. For a modern vibe, use blacks, whites, and grays instead.
Tie it all together with contrasting elements. If you want to make your yard stand out from every other one on the block but don’t have any artistic vision yourself, consider hiring a professional landscaper who knows how to use complementary colors and textures to give your front yard its own unique personality. For example: if you choose blue as the primary color for your front yard design project make sure there are plenty of green plants around; use red or orange accents on topiaries or statues, and/or incorporate lots of white flowers amongst everything else that’s going on in order for everything not only match but also complement each other seamlessly.
2. Perk up Your Porch
The front porch is the perfect place to sit and relax, but if you don’t have seating, why not add some? A bench will give your guests a place to sit down and chat with one another or read a book as they wait for their ride home. If you have room for two benches, consider placing them on opposite sides of each other so that when guests come over they can choose whether they want some privacy or company.
If there’s no space for additional furniture, try adding an old wooden chair from your garage or shed. You can paint it up any color that strikes your fancy and hang it from a wall bracket so that it doesn’t take up floor space when not in use (and then simply remove it when needed).
A swing set is another great way to get people outside while also providing entertainment for all ages. If you’re planning on having kids who’ll be playing with this amenity often, make sure it’s safe by installing high-quality hardware made specifically for swingsets; otherwise they could break under too much strain over time and if someone gets hurt because their swing broke suddenly while using it then there’ll be more than just some minor damage done.
3. Create a Pathway
A pathway is an easy way to delineate space, create a sense of order and direction, and even provide a sense of privacy. You don’t need to be a landscape architect to do it.
To begin, use the existing shape of your yard as a guide for where you want walkways to go. If you have plants or trees that are too close together or in odd arrangements, try moving some around so that they’re more accessible for people walking through them (and less accessible for people who might get lost). Then decide whether you want paths on both sides of any given area if so, make sure there’s enough room on each side so it doesn’t look crowded when people are using them (unless this was intentional).
Finally, add some stones or bricks along edges where they’ll help define boundaries between areas rather than having them disappear into grasses or mulch at random points throughout the yard; place large rocks along any borders between different types of surfaces like concrete vs wood chips/rocks vs grasses; arrange smaller stones in circular patterns around trees and bushes if desired.
4. Switch Up Your Planters
While replacing your old planters with newer, fresher ones is a good idea to give your front yard a new look, there are other ways to do it. You can switch up the shape and size of your planters without having to get rid of them.
If you have several old planters sitting around waiting for you to be able to use them again, try using one that is the same size or shape as another one. For example, if you have two large square-shaped planters on either side of your front door and would like something different than those two, try using three smaller round ones instead (but make sure they’re at least two feet tall). This will give you more options when decorating with plants in the future.
5. Plant for Privacy
Planting trees, shrubs, and flowers are one of the best ways to add privacy to your yard. Trees provide shade from the heat in summer and shelter from cold winds in winter. They also help keep snow off your roof during winter (if planted on the north side of your house).
Shrubs are the smallest form of the tree but have many benefits as well. They can serve as a windbreak for taller trees that might blow over in high winds. They help control erosion around a pond or stream by holding soil in place with their roots. And they can offer privacy from neighbors if planted near their property line or fence line.
Flowers are another great way to add color and beauty to your landscape while providing additional benefits like attracting pollinators or wildlife like butterflies or birds into your yard.
6. Frame the Front Door
The front door is the first thing guests see when they arrive at your home, so it’s important to make it as welcoming as possible. The easiest way to do this is with simple landscaping. Plant some flowers and shrubs in front of your door, then add a welcome mat and plants on either side of it too. This will help frame your doorway, making it more visible from both the road and sidewalk, which makes it easier for people driving by to spot it. Another way to add style is by adding a mailbox or letterbox close enough for you to reach when walking up from outside so that you can easily post any letters inside without having them lying around unattended nearby.
The front yard is the first thing that people see when they come to your home. It’s important that you take care of it because it can make or break your curb appeal. Hope these landscaping ideas have given you some inspiration for how to update your own yard and make it look beautiful again.