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Elements of a Front Yard Landscape Design

Front house landscaping with stone

Your front landscape is one of the most important features for creating a good first impression of your home. Not only does a front yard landscape improve the curb appeal of your home, but it also increases the resale value of your property. Some even argue that the front landscape is more important than the back landscape because it needs to be functional, safe, and beautiful. Here are the top 7 elements of a front yard landscape design:

1. Front walkway

    • The path leading from your driveway or sidewalk to your front door needs to be inviting, scaled appropriately to your home, and visually appealing.
    • A front walkway needs to be safe for people coming and going from your home. It also needs to be accommodating to people of different abilities

interlocking walkway in front of house

2. Interlock driveway detail or full interlocking stone driveway

    • Tie in the design elements of your front walkway with interlock driveway details.
    • Interlock stone down the sides, across the top
    • Full driveway interlock

Large house with brown garage

3. Porch Overlay

    • Most homes have a concrete porch or stairs at their front door. We can cover up the builder’s concrete slab with stone tiles that seamlessly blend into your interlock pavers.

Retaining wall post

4. Seat Walls & Columns

    • Seat walls and columns are a modern way to add structural features

Stone wall and pilar

5. Gardens

    • Gardens are a great way to break up the ‘hardscapes’ elements of your landscape design. They are an important element to add colour, texture, privacy, and depth to your front yard. Front yard gardens typically include a combination of retaining walls or ground-level gardens with annual and perennial plants. Small hedges are another common garden feature for front yard landscapes.

Front porch

6. Front Yard Seating Area

    • Seating areas do not need to be restricted to the backyard. Adding a seating area in the front creates extra outdoor living space. Creating a seating area with different sun exposure, than your backyard, allows you to enjoy more sunlight.

Front yard seating area

7. Natural Stone Accents

    • Armour stones, natural stone steps, and river rock are a great design element that can elevate the look and feel of your front landscape.

Armour stones in front yard

There are so many possibilities for your front yard landscape design, make sure your front yard is being utilized to its full potential. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our landscape designers.