Small front yards are just as daunting to landscape for as big yards with plenty of lawn space to fill. When the space is small, here are 4 design tips you can use when landscaping for your small front yard.
Xeriscaping is a term for landscaping against fire. A xeriscape uses fire-resistant and drought-resistant plants which are usually found in the desert. Most of these plants like the cacti and agave also has a small stature so it won’t block your windows or the façade of your house.
Plant small trees.
Make your front yard look aplomb with blooms by planting small trees which bear flowers all over its foliage. Consider Rose of Sharon, a southern staple which since has been modified and propagated enough to have longer blooming periods, a variety of colors and better stature.
Consider container gardening.
Container gardening not only defines the space you have to work with, it also highlights the plants in it. Contrary to the belief that it makes your front yard look smaller, container gardens actually create neat focal points which attracts the eye of passersby.
Choose quality over quantity.
A strip of front yard only has a few meters of space to spare. Thus, what you put in every meter, rather every inch for that matter, is important. This allows you to spend more for a fewer, high quality plants or features rather than stretching your budget to accommodate every design element. So, pick the design elements you’d like to focus on. Whether it’s a shrub, hedge, small tree or flowers, always think of its quality and what it can do for your front yard.
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