With springtime upon us once again and warmer weather coming in the not-too-distant future, now is the prime time to get outdoors and take a peek at your front yard.
Maybe you’ve never done much landscaping in front of your home, or maybe you’re needing to do some replanting after that long, harsh Minnesota winter. In either case, well-designed and maintained front yard gardens can transform the front of your home into a space that is serene, eye-catching, and beautiful.
Choosing Your Best Garden Design
When selecting a design for your front yard garden, start by determining the garden type you’d like. Some gardens serve only an aesthetic purpose – to beautify your yard. Flowers and other greenery often comprise this type of garden. Another type is a functional garden, containing primarily fruits and vegetables. If you enjoy stepping outside and picking your food, this may be a good option for you.
In either case, you’ll want to take a few days to observe the pattern of the sunlight across your yard in order to select plants that will thrive in that amount of light.
Another important design element to keep in mind is garden size. In order to produce the perfect front yard garden, you must choose plants appropriate for the size of your yard.
If you have a large yard, you may want a garden that focuses on filling space. Many times this includes planting trees and bushes in addition to beds of smaller, accenting flowers. On the other hand, even the smallest of yards would be able to hold a small flower bed, or an herb garden if you like the idea of having useful plants for cooking or medicinal purposes.
Whether your front yard requires a complete makeover or just needs some sprucing up, the experts at Architectural Landscape Design can help! Check out our Pinterest board for further front yard ideas, or give us a call for a free in-home consultation where we can discuss the needs and the potential of your specific property. Then sit back and watch your landscaping dreams bloom before your eyes!