Front Yard Landscaping


Front yard landscaping says a lot about you. It must be inviting to guests. It’s what people see and admire as the walk or drive by. Time was we didn’t spend much time out front. Now homeowners are choosing garden designs rather than an expanse of lawn.

For front yard landscaping and professional care of the design
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Increase the value of your home
Realtors will tell you that front yard landscaping raises property value by as much as 14%. In fact, when homeowners are preparing to sell their house, professionals suggest they invest in design and layout to increase curb appeal. It has been studied and proven that some people buy a house based on how it looks when they drive up.

How do you want it to look?
Think about whether you prefer warm and welcoming; formal; natural; or finely tailored. As we begin discussing front yard landscaping ideas, here are the top five criteria:

  1. Color
  2. Balance
  3. Plant size and texture
  4. Focal points
  5. Borders and edges

Color: The blue spectrum can make a space look bigger than it is. Evergreens give a feeling of size. To draw attention, we use warm colors such as red, orange and yellow. Many homeowners simply make the choice of colors based on what they enjoy, as well as the color scheme of the house.
Balance: You don’t want all of your front yard landscaping bunched up against the house. Nor do you want to fill up the lawn and leave the foundation naked. It’s a delicate balance and we will help you determine the size of plantings and placement of features to keep your curb appeal in balance. In addition, we’ll consider “line”. A straight line of plants emphasize length. Curves soften.
Plant size and texture: The rule of thumb is small in front, larger in back. You create a backdrop for each layer, by carefully choosing the height of plants behind it. However, your trees will be tall. In this case, you choose the species based on how the branches grow. Spreading trees are elegant; columns give depth. You can balance tall trees with plants that have small leaves.
Focal points include flower and rock gardens, and raised flower beds. You can break up a long expanse of turf by adding a focal point – an oasis of flowers and growth – in the middle of a lawn. As a corner piece where the entrance of your driveway meets the lawn, you create a warm and inviting immediate impression. Perhaps a traditional bird bath or a modern sculpture can grace your flower beds.
Borders and edges: Front yard landscaping gets a finished look from the borders and edging. An “honor guard” of plants alongside the walkway to the front of the house; a border for the driveway, and borders of small bricks can Usually created by fences, walls or other borders such as with a rock wall or border. Border definition is necessary around garden areas to give a finished look.

If your space is small, front yard landscaping should go up, not out. Raised flower beds balance the limited width. Planting in containers saves space but grow upward. There is no reason you cannot have a focal point in a small yard. We simply size it accordingly. We’ll choose plants that don’t spread as they grow, to avoid a crowded look.

Front yard landscaping contributes so much to your home
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We provide front yard landscaping in St Louis, Chesterfield, Ballwin, Wildwood, Maryland Heights, Creve Coeur, Kirkwood, Crestwood, St Charles and University City.