Front Yard Landscaping: 5 Simple and Affordable Ideas You Should Know

Front Yard Landscaping: 5 Simple and Affordable Ideas You Should Know
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    The first thing people set their eyes on when they come to your home is your front yard.

    There’s no doubt that a beautifully-landscaped yard will increase your home’s resale value besides making it more appealing and welcoming.

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If you’re wondering how to transform this space so that it looks amazing, then these simple and cost-effective ideas can get you started:

1. Consider Adding A Water Feature

A water feature that is designed and installed properly can become the center of attraction in your yard, making your home the envy of your neighbors. But that’s not all.

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      some water feature ideas to consider      

It also creates an unrivaled peaceful and calm environment, thereby setting your home apart from the rest in your neighborhood. Should you choose to sell your precious home one day, it will have a competitive edge over the rest in its class – something that significantly increases its resale value.

2. Add A Rock Garden

Other than water features, rock gardens also make great additions to any front yard. They are especially recommended for people who live in dry areas.

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      some garden stepping stone ideas to consider      

It doesn’t matter whether you decide to go for single-level or multi-level rock gardens, just make sure that whatever you choose in the end looks as natural as possible to complement the vegetation nearby.

3. Maintain A Green Lawn All Year Round

Your home’s front yard isn’t complete without a well-maintained, green lawn. Having a fresh, neat and lush lawn will surely make your home look attractive and sophisticated. So, if you can spare some time to mow and water your lawn regularly, by all means, do so. Alternatively, you can hire professionals to do the hard job for you if you don’t have the time.

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      some automated irrigation ideas to consider      

However, if you are not able to water your lawn regularly to keep it lush and green because you come from a place with low rainfall or water restrictions, consider planting grass varieties that are drought – resistant such as Buffalo or even Bermuda.

4. Add Creative Pavements

We all know that pavements in the front yard provide direction to the front door of any home. But, did you know that they can also add visual interest to that important outdoor space too when they are properly designed and installed?

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      some garden lighting ideas to consider      

Yes, that’s right. Depending on what you prefer, you can either choose large slates or irregularly-shaped stones for creating a natural path in your yard. In addition, make sure that the pavements are designed based on your family’s natural foot traffic.

5. Add Potted Plants and Flowers

Finally, if you want to add some color to your front yard, then there’s no better way of doing so than with potted plants. Imagine coming home after a long day to be welcomed by flowers of various scents and colors.

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      some garden planter ideas to consider      

Even if you are so tired, brightly-colored plants and flowers will surely make you feel relaxed and boost your mood anytime. Adding potted plants is one affordable way to make your home more pleasing and irresistible.

Share these easy landscaping ideas on different social media networks to help you and your friends make your front yards more appealing and welcoming throughout the year.

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Sources:
http://www.diynetwork.com/how-to/outdoors/landscaping/front-yard-landscaping-ideas-pictures
http://www.hgtv.com/design/outdoor-design/landscaping-and-hardscaping/lush-landscaping-ideas-for-your-front-yard-pictures
https://www.landscapingnetwork.com/front-yard-landscaping/

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