Frontyard Landscaping Ideas

Frontyard landscaping ideas can come from different sources. They can come from pictures, or even a drive around your local neighborhood. 

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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. Fundamentals of proper design should usually be followed for a more formal and balanced look to achieve curb appeal. However, you can still personalize your yard to have a character and charm that sets you apart.

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

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

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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


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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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