Good landscaping can come at a dime a dozen! How many times have you walked (or ran, or drove!) through a neighborhood and noticed a theme with the landscaping? Regardless of if you mean to, a problem that many gardeners face is accidentally making their yard an “almost” clone of their neighbors! It’s oddly easy to do, but if you’re worried about creating this landscaping travesty, I’ve got you covered with a few totally unique landscaping ideas!
Find A Focal Point
An important part of any yard (front or back!) is to pick a landscaping accent piece, and roll with it! In this beautifully landscaped yard from Better Homes and Gardens, the focal point of this yard is the whimsical side yard gate. I love how you can see into the backyard, creating the illusion of a never ending space!
Use A Water Feature
In another beautiful idea from Better Homes and Gardens, you’ll soon be convinced that NO yard is complete without an epic water feature or two. Whether you decide to include a roaring waterfall, or a bubbling bird feeder, your yard will be remembered by any passerby!
Landscape With Lavender
Lavender is often an indestructible plant. The flowers are always gorgeous, and if you live in an area with a ton of deer; it’s also deer resistant! Line your walkway or porch with fresh shrubs of lavender for unbeatable uniqueness!
Use any space you have available when planning your landscape for the front yard. Many gardeners stop landscaping when their grass ends, but don’t let that be you! 😉 Plant growing vines on a trellis around your garage for TONS of summer color, and fresh flowers that would make anyone jealous.
Layer Your Levels
Does your front porch sit higher than your yard does? Don’t make your visitors climb a hill to ring your door bell, install layered and leveled steps instead! You can go for a typical staircase, but I like the layered look of these steps.
Pretty Up Your Pathway
If Lavender isn’t “the” plant for your front yard pathway, how about using peonies instead? It will take a few years to get your peony bushes looking this lush and full, but I’m sure they’ll look gorgeous regardless!
Now, I definitely don’t think that I have ever seen anything quite like this before! Colored wood chips and large planters create the illusion of a chess match on your front lawn. If desired, you could even make “chess” pieces that move around so you and your family can have some outdoor fun!
Literally! Place an old bed on your front yard and convert it into a literal “flower bed!” I can’t think of a better way to repurpose an old bed frame that was hiding out in the attic; unused!