Front yard Landscaping Ideas

Front yard landscaping ideas can come from different sources. They can come from pictures on our site, or even a drive around your local neighborhood.

A large block stone retaining wall extends the entryway to include a small garden bed in this front yard.

A large block stone retaining wall extends the entryway to include a small garden bed in this front yard. This low maintenance front yard has a simple design and great colours to compliment the stone facing in the house.
Picture compliments of a homeowner with a dream yard.


Remember that your design will show your sense of taste and style, and is seen by everyone that walks or drives down the street.

With frontyard landscaping ideas, fundamentals of proper design should usually be followed for a more formal and balanced look. However, you can still personalize your yard to have a character and charm that sets you apart.

Click on any photo to open a gallery slideshow of all the photos on this page.

These front yard landscaping pictures will hopefully give you some inspiration for your dream yard. You can also view our pictures on driveway landscaping ideas for more suggestions.

Please visit "The Yard" Landscaping how-to modules if you are planning on installing your own projects.

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The Dream-yard Team

Small front yard landscaping idea with almost no maintenance required

Small front yard landscaping idea with almost no maintenance required. This rock garden was designed with all native rocks, trees, and plants. 
Picture compliments of a homeowner with a dream yard.


A simple yet beautiful front yard landscape design with low maintenance mulched garden beds.

A simple yet beautiful front yard landscape design with low maintenance mulched garden beds. The area under the large tree is also mulched as a practical solution over struggling to grow a lawn.

Picture compliments of a homeowner with a dream yard.


Frontyard desert landscaping design with native plants.

Frontyard desert landscaping design with native plants. Professional designs like this allow for spacing and future growth considerations
to give an overall balance to the plan. The decorative rocks
also compliment the brickwork.

Picture compliments of www.horticultureunlimited.com


Landscaping with rocks is increasing in popularity as water consumption concerns continue to rise.

Landscaping with rocks is increasing in popularity as water consumption
concerns continue to rise. They are attractive, affordable to install,
and very easy to maintain. 

Picture compliments of a homeowner with a dream yard.


A small brick courtyard enclosed with stone pillars and wrought iron fencing gives a formal look.

A small brick courtyard enclosed with stone pillars and wrought iron fencing gives a formal look. This newly completed project will be softened as the plants
mature over the next couple of years.

Picture compliments of Guys Hill Landscaping


Side yard entrances are common on corner lot houses.

Side yard entrances are common on corner lot houses. This owner has created lots of interest on this small slope with a stone wall. The area is inter-planted with perennials, evergreen shrubs, and trees.
Picture compliments of DIY homeowner.


A small front yard walkway with symetrically balanced low maintenance beds.

A small front yard walkway with symetrically balanced low maintenance beds. The use of balance is an important element of successful landscape designing.  

Picture compliments of a homeowner with a dream yard.


Small sloped front yard with low maintenance shrubs. A gravel bed of crushed rock flows out to the street like a river from the front stone steps.
Picture compliments of a homeowner with a dream yard.


Front yard landscaping doesn't always have to be a lawn and driveway.

Front yard landscaping doesn't always have to be a lawn and driveway. These homeowners creatively used this space as a patio area
that wraps around the side of the house.
Picture compliments of DIY homeowner.


A flagstone patio in this small courtyard entrance makes a great little sitting area for morning coffee.

A flagstone patio in this small courtyard entrance makes a great little sitting area for morning coffee. A variety of annuals planted in
pots add colour and fragrance.
Picture compliments of DIY homeowner.


A nice mix of shrubs give color and life to this front garden bed.

A nice mix of shrubs give color and life to this front garden bed. Front yard trees should be carefully selected for height, root systems, shade, and canopy width.

Picture compliments of a homeowner with a dream yard.


Front yard river rock landscaping ideas are easy ways to eliminate maintenance. Adding a small gravel river bed is simple way to dress up this simple design.  Picture compliments of a homeowner with a dream yard.


This xeriscaped front yard is small but easily done with landscape bricks and decorative rocks.

Front yard landscaping can be made easy with some creativity.
This xeriscaped front yard is small but easily done with landscape bricks and decorative rocks. This makes a nice contrast, and adding

in some plants can give it colour.
Picture permission of a Neighbourhood Dream Yard Homeowner.


However, it doesn't take a lot of space to dress up your front yard.

Small front yards are common in most cities today. However, it doesn't take a lot of space to dress up your front yard. There are many ways
to define your sense of style and make a statement with
annuals and perennials, and small trees.

Picture compliments of a DIY Homeowner. 


A stamped concrete driveway leads up to a beautiful home with a nice contrast of dark wood and stonework. A simple low maintenance rock landscaping design compliments the home. 
Picture compliments of a homeowner with a dream yard.


What may have been a plain, flat yard has been transformed with rock, shrubs and just the right amount of lawn.

What may have been a plain, flat yard has been transformed with rock, shrubs and just the right amount of lawn. The mounded bed shows
very well from a sidewalk or roadway.
Picture compliments of www.american-stone.com


This slight slope was tastefully designed, with a nice balance of large rocks and plants.

This slight slope was tastefully designed, with a nice balance of large
rocks and plants. A nice decorative rock bed in the front
adds some more interest.
Picture compliments of www.ogslandscape.ca


A front garden bed inside a small brick retaining wall is a great way to dress up an awkward little corner.

A front garden bed inside a small brick retaining wall is a great way to dress up an awkward little corner. It gives life to the front of this
house while softening up the brickwork. Solar lighting has been
added for some nightime interest while sitting on the porch.

Picture compliments of Guys Hill Landscaping


A small front yard water feature is enjoyed from this small patio area. Native wild plants have been left to grow the way they intended. Informal natural gardens are becoming more popular and are more drought tolerant.  
Picture compliments of a homeowner with a dream yard.


Front yards can be more than just an entryway to the house.

Front yards can be more than just an entryway to the house.
This front yard has a nice little patio area to enjoy the nice
mix of shrubs, rocks, and trees.
Picture compliments of www.american-stone.com


Dividing small spaces can sometimes make for a very awkward looking front yard.

Dividing small spaces can sometimes make for a very awkward looking front yard. Sometimes neighbours can get together for a unique design that flows
rather than divides the properties.

Picture compliments of Dream-yard.


Older neighborhoods are a great inspiration for your landscape designs. They allow you to see fully matured plants and trees before you choose them.

Beautiful corner lot landscaping with nice contour, shade, and privacy, but still a welcoming front entrance. Older neighborhoods are a great inspiration for your landscape designs. They allow you to see fully matured plants and trees before you choose them.  

Picture compliments of a homeowner with a dream yard.


Driveway landscaping between two neighbors with a small slope can be challenging. Instead of building a small retaining wall and separating the properties, try simple rock garden ideas like this.
Picture compliments of a homeowner with a dream yard.


The slope in this yard was a great opportunity for a natural stone wall.

Larger front yards have more options when it comes to designing.
The slope in this yard was a great opportunity for a natural stonewall.
Two smaller walls are balanced on each side of the house are built

with the same natural stone.
Picture compliments of Dream-yard.


More low maintenance ideas for a front yard.

More low maintenance ideas for a front yard. The large stone
represents an outcropping surrounded by mixed plantings of native
and non-native plants. It is all "meant" to be.

Picture compliments of a homeowner with a dream yard.


This 160 ft. ironstone wall, snakes through the whole front yard of this large property.

This 160 ft. ironstone wall, snakes through the whole front yard of this large property. The dark stone has a nice contrast against
the light coloured siding.
Picture compliments of Dream-yard.


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