Selecting Front Yard Plants
Undertaking a project to improve your front yard’s curb appeal not only makes it more attractive, but can also help improve the value of your front yard. When it come to selecting front yard plants, you will need some consideration and carefully to select. Here are several tips to selecting front yard plants for you. First consider the way you want your front yard to look, and the types of soil you have. Flowering shrubs can look nice, but they generally require soil that is fairly moist. Hedges can provide privacy, but they also require regular pruning in order to keep them from growing too large. Vines are also very aesthetically appealing, but they need somewhere to grow and climb where they won’t crawl under the siding and cause it to crack or become damaged. Similarly, trees are excellent additions to larger front yards, but consider where the roots will grow, and make sure they won’t go under any sidewalks or the foundation of the home. All of these potential issues with different front yard plants can be prevented by simply planning ahead.
Another one of the most important considerations is the height the front yard plants will grow to. This can allow you to create visually interesting “tiers” of plants in the front yard landscaping by planting taller plants in the back and shorter or ground cover plants in the front. Go to a nursery or garden center and ask any questions you have; you may also find it helpful to bring a sketchpad with measurements of your yard and where you want the plants to go, and then fill it in with ideas.