When it comes to landscaping at your North Texas home, the backyard tends to be about creating a space you’ll personally enjoy while the front yard is largely about curb appeal. You want a front yard that wows everyone from passersby to the friends and family pulling up to your home.
Front yard landscaping also has a tremendous impact on your home’s value and sets the tone for your entire property. If you have a home with a boring or even messy front yard, it can negatively affect the value of your property as a whole.
In this article, we’ll dive into front yard landscaping ideas for your North Texas home. There’s no question that you deserve a front yard to be proud of.
Here are some ideas to consider.
The flowers at the front of your home have a significant impact on wow factor. Not only do they add bright bursts of color but they also soften hardscaping (like walkways or the driveway) to give you a nice balance.
If you have an existing plant bed, you might just need to add some plants to spruce it up. Over time, shrubs can become dull or messy, signs that it might be time to replace them with something new. You might also have certain plants that just aren’t performing well where they’re installed so it could be beneficial to start over with something new.
It might also simply be a matter of color. Every year you have the opportunity to freshen things up with new annual flowers. Some of the spring annuals that we like include Angelonia, Zinnia, Pentas, Periwinkles, Coleus, and Scaevola. But thanks to our mild climate, we have lots of wonderful choices to choose from. This includes many wonderful fall annual flower choices as well.
Of course, not everyone has an existing plant bed so another way to update the front of your home would be to install a new bed. Nothing changes the look of a front yard like a brand-new flower bed.
You might also consider extending an existing bed that is too small to do a lot of plantings. You can have a lot of fun with a flower bed design adding curves or maybe following a walkway.
Whether you’ve just added or extended a new bed or you had an existing one, a fresh coat of mulch is also a great front yard landscaping idea for North Texas homeowners.
Mulch creates a fresh canvas and looks fantastic. But it also has the added benefit of helping to insulate your plants’ roots and retain moisture. A good layer of mulch also assists with weed suppression to help keep your plant beds looking their best.
There are benefits to mulching in both the spring and the fall and if you care about having the best-looking property year-round, we definitely recommend both.
Container gardens can be an excellent way to add wow factor to the front of a home without adding an entire plant bed. Containers can be added to the front porch or in other areas in the front yard to add a bright burst of color.
Of course, some homeowners love flowers so much that they use a mix of both landscape beds AND containers. You might even incorporate a large urn into a plant bed to add some height and interest. There are so many ways to have fun with container gardens.
Keep in mind that you can make a big impact with your container based on the vessel that you choose. Whether it’s a gorgeous urn or some type of basket or bucket, the container itself can play a big role in the overall presentation of your container garden.
The great thing about container gardens is that they can also be easily switched out or changed up. As the season changes, you can install new flowers to ensure that you always have something color out front.
Not all front yard landscaping ideas have to be about plants and flowers. Adding rock enhancements can also go a long way in boosting curb appeal. Decorative stone can be used in multiple ways to enhance the front of your home.
Whether it is using stone in place of mulch in your plant beds or maybe it’s adding a large boulder as a focal point, stone can be an attractive addition that has the added benefit of not requiring any care.
“Rock gardens” are also becoming increasingly popular as they add curb appeal to a property without adding maintenance. You can create a rock garden by filling a plant bed area with crushed stone, stacking stones, and/or adding large boulders. You could also get creative with other additions such as a large urn that is “spilling out” rock.
These designs add front yard curb appeal without adding something that needs ongoing care.
When it comes to front yard landscaping ideas we can’t overlook the value of adding lighting. Two particular types of outdoor lighting (landscape lighting and architectural lighting) can significantly impact the front of your home.
With architectural lighting, we are lighting up the features of your home in a way that makes it visually appealing at nighttime. Whether it’s uplighting columns or casting light on your home’s stonework, your house can take on a gorgeous nighttime appearance that will give your curb appeal a big boost.
The same goes for landscape lighting, which is all about lighting up the trees and shrubs around your home.
Curb appeal isn’t something that should “end” when the sun goes down. You can really enhance the overall look of your front yard when you add lighting.
These are just some North Texas landscaping ideas for your front yard. But there are many different ways that you can enhance your property to add curb appeal and value.
We know that every property is unique and therefore requires a unique and customized solution.
As you consider your front yard, you’ll want to think about ways that you can truly make your home stand out…while also making it more enjoyable for you. There’s nothing like being proud of your property.
To achieve these goals, a lot of thought and planning will need to go into a customized landscape solution. This is why it’s important to work with skilled landscaping services in North Texas.
This means working with a landscaper that will listen to your “wants and needs” while also using their expertise to make suggestions. You want to make sure that you’re not just choosing the type of landscaper who follows a list of orders or is just “checking a box.” Rather, you want a company that thinks outside of the box!
When landscaping companies take a fresh approach to each property, you truly end up with something unique.
At Grassperson, we understand that you are looking to make things as streamlined and easy as possible.
That’s one of the reasons why we love tackling front yard enhancement projects (like the ones mentioned here) for our clients. We take great joy in helping people transform their properties.
If you are considering any front yard landscaping ideas, we are here to help. We can bring new life to a front yard that will add “wow factor” and make you the envy of the neighborhood.
Ready to have a truly impressive Northern Texas landscape? Get in touch with us so we can talk about some enhancements that might work best for your unique property.