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Front Garden Landscaping Ideas

Your front garden plays an important role in making your home look attractive and creating kerb appeal. It also helps to make visitors feel welcome, as well as improving the look of your street. Front garden landscaping isn’t always easy, as you’ll need to consider the likes of parking, pathways and bin storage. So here are some ideas to help you make the most of the space at the front of your home.

Choose a colour scheme

It’s good practice to blend your garden landscaping and planting scheme in with the colours of your property. Whether you go for an exact match, or choose complementary colours, is entirely up to you. Think about your property’s façade, its window frames and front door as well as permanent features such as driveways or paths, and how you can work your planting and pots around all of it. 

Vibrant colours such as reds, pinks and oranges work well against pale and white backdrops, whilst darker backgrounds lend themselves to bright greens and yellows.

Make use of pots and hanging baskets

The beauty of pots is that you can move them around to create different looks at different times of year, as well as planting to suit the season. Plus you can shift them into the protection of a greenhouse if the plants within them are too tender to stand up to the winter frosts.

A range of different pot sizes will help create a sense of depth and interest. If you’re into consistency and order, go for the same colour and style. But otherwise, an eclectic mix of different pots can prove very eye-catching.

Pots are great placed either side of a front door, or alongside pathways or driveways, helping to soften the lines. Hanging baskets on brackets around a front door also look amazing, especially when in full bloom. Fill with brightly coloured, fragrant scented plants and you’ll be well on your way to creating a very special welcome.

Create hideaways

If you’d rather not spoil the look of your front garden with bins and recycling boxes, try creating a hideaway to store them out of sight.

A small wooden or plastic shed can work well, screened off by shrubbery if you wish, or simply create a natural screen using willow or bamboo, or hedging.

Fake it with artificial grass

An artificial lawn in a front garden is a great idea if you want some lush-looking greenery year-round. With no need for mowing, watering, weeding or seeding, a fake lawn will prove time saving, as well as visually appealing.

Landscaping with fake grass is easy and it is possible to create something very eye-catching when used alongside paving, pathways, gravel and flower beds.

Front garden landscaping from D&G Garden World

If you could benefit from some expert assistance with landscaping your front garden in Hornchurch, Upminster or Brentwood, you are welcome to get in touch with us here at D&G Garden World for a personalised quote.