The simple and beautiful front yard of a home is the most visible aspect of the property and an important part of the overall design of a backyard. Therefore, the front yard can be a key design element in your design process.
Landscape ideas for the front yard have been studied by many experts and they all agree that maintaining a simple front yard can produce beautiful results. The main key for success is to avoid building structures which hinder easy access from the curb to the curb. A curb not only creates poor visibility, but will also add an additional burden to your backhoe when hauling dirt.
A simple front yard will have a smaller path and not an extended walkway. A simple path will lead you directly to the driveway and not the front door or to your pool. The best curb design for a front yard is not a large pebble garden or rock garden, but a regular flower bed. The most common floral display used in front yards is perennials because they thrive in our summer heat.
There are several ways to access the front yard from your driveway. One is a gentle hill, that leads to a grassy lawn. You can install a handicap ramp and use a deck lift to reach a small porch with a fire pit, screened in patio or terrace. You can also install a shallow area on either side of the house where the fire pit and deck lifts are located.
Another way to access the front yard from your driveway is by stepping onto it from your driveway. This works well if you need to access the front yard from a secluded area with limited access to your house. The steps to create a natural break between the front yard and the property line.
The final two approaches you can take to access the front yard from your driveway is by straightening the curb and planting bushes. You can also design a courtyard or patio for direct access to the front yard.
Backyard flower beds are popular in front yards because they provide privacy from the street, along with beautifying the area and supplying a focal point for the front yard. You should select plants that will survive in our summer heat and are easy to maintain.
It is quite possible to use flowers and shrubs for the front yard that will look great all year long, but will not withstand the summer heat. In addition, the front yard should be designed so that you can easily access your front door or patio and be able to see everything from your front yard without stepping onto the grass.