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Landscaping Tips for a Small Front Yard

October 18, 2017
Amanda Curry
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Whether you live in an urban area or near the beach, if your home is situated close to the street, landscaping the front yard can prove to be challenging.

If you have a small front yard and are scratching your head for landscaping ideas, fear not! There are endless options for small front yard landscape design plans. No matter the style or size of your home, these landscaping tips will increase your curb appeal and enhance the look of your small front yard.

Size it Accordingly

The biggest consideration for landscaping a small front yard is to think about the proportion of your landscaping to the size of your yard. For example, towering plants and trees may overwhelm your space. We recommend opting for dwarf or semidwarf trees, which are perfect for creating a focal point in your front yard but don’t necessarily overwhelm the space.

Lots of bushes and plants can make your front yard look too busy. In some cases, it may be necessary to trim back trees or bushes if you have a small yard, making the space look bigger and revealing your home’s character and style.

Landscaping Tips for a Small Yard

Think Outside the Box: Create a Patio

If you are looking for a low-maintenance solution to your front yard landscaping, creating a front patio may be right for you. You can pave your front yard with large, irregular stones and gravel in order to create a low-maintenance area where you can relax.

Create a Pathway

Creating a pathway is a great way to emphasize your front yard and lead guests to the door. Consider adding small shrubs, flowers, and other low-growing plants to highlight the area.

Decorate with Planters

If your front yard is too small to add some color, consider adding some colorful planters near your door. Not only will they frame your door nicely, but they will also add a pop of color to the exterior of your home.

Play up your Space With Stones

You don’t have to limit yourself to plants and grass in your front yard. Natural stones can be a wonderful addition, adding some visual interest to your small space. Go bold and opt to mix large and small stones

Planting Boxes

If you have a small yard (or even no yard at all!) planting boxes will definitely come in handy. This will add a layering effect to your front yard, rather than just having the landscape on the ground.

Are you looking to spruce up the exterior of your home? Check out LeafFilter’s helpful landscaping articles on the blog!