Your landscape should be your pride and joy, as it is the first thing that any visitors to your home will see. Whether you are a seasoned gardener looking for new ideas or a green designer with a green thumb, here are some of our best tips for designing your front yard.
Don’t Go Crazy
Limit the number of species that you have incorporated in your landscaping to create a sense of order. Your goal should be 5-10 species of perennials, 3-5 different types of shrubs, and 1-2 types of trees. Going to the garden supply store, with all of its temptations, can be difficult, but it’s important that you resist the temptation. If you use a smaller number of species, your landscape and front yard will look much more cohesive and pulled-together.
Use Plenty of Space
When planning, choose planting beds with plenty of space to place your new plants. Planting beds should (typically) span at least half of the width of your home. If you are concerned about the visual effect of your planting beds, try installing sweeping beds that run from your home to the sidewalk for a beautiful look. Large beds don’t mean more work either—they actually require less maintenance than your lawn does! If you aren’t sure how big is too big, talking with the experts at Pinehurst Landscape Company to get yourself the right size beds for the job.
Let it Flow
When designing your yard, repeat several types of plant forms and textures throughout the design to make the landscape seem unified. Want to beckon neighbors to come to your front door? Place bold perennials leading from the sidewalk to your front door. Keep in mind that the plantings and flowers you choose can have a huge visual impact on your home, so if you are purchasing new plants for your new yard, it might be worth laying out how they will look before planting to make sure that you get it right. It’s much easier to adjust before you’ve started digging than to pull plants out of the ground.
All of Your Landscaping Needs from Pinehurst Landscape Company
Pinehurst Landscape Company provides professional landscaping design for you throughout the year. We have over 50 years of experience in the landscape design field and we are experts in making functional, beautiful, and environmentally friendly yards. Our designers work with you one on one to make sure you end up with a finished product that you love. Visit us online or give us a call at (410) 592-6766 for more information. To see examples of our work, be sure to follow us on Houzz, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.