First impressions are a big deal. Whether it’s a job interview, a date or making new friends; that first interaction, look or thought can make a lasting impression. So, are our front lawns, porches and yards any different? Of course not. The front yard is the first thing people see when arriving at your home. Beautifying your yard and the front of the house can also increase the value of your home and neighborhood. The beauty of landscaping is that there are so many different options and ways to improve your yard. You can go simple by just keeping the grass cut and bushes trimmed or you can go all out with plants, lights, flowers, decorations, a garden and more.
Sometimes it can be difficult to navigate where to start. Homeowners have to figure out what to put in a front yard to learn how to style and flow everything together. Landscaping can also be an expensive task; the more items coupled with more ideas equals more expenses. What is a homeowner to do?
Here are eight inexpensive and simple front yard landscaping ideas that are bound to make that lasting first impression … in a good way.
Adding flowers is a simple way to beautify the outside of a home. The beauty of this is that they are simple to plant and do not cost a lot of money. There is also a lot of versatility when it comes to flowers because you can use any type of flower that you want. Many people love to use lavender, marigolds, daisies, dahlia flowers, iris flowers, daylily flowers and daffodils.
Adding a walkway in your front yard will add a statement, making it transform from simple to elegant. Adding a few plants or flowers in this gorgeous walkway makes the perfect addition to your yard and will have your neighbors and guests complimenting it at every turn. Homeowners who want to level up even further can add tea lights or other such lighting on either side of the walkway for a nice nighttime look and feel. These lights can be programmed for sunset or after, are both energy efficient as well as cost-efficient, and also provide a certain sense of safety for visitors at night.
Small Fruit And Vegetable Garden
Adding a small fruit or vegetable garden to your yard adds to its charm. Not only is this an easy task, but it is easy to maintain by giving the fruits and vegetables plenty of sunshine and water to grow. Figure out which fruits and vegetables work best for each season and start planting now. Why? The long-lasting cost benefits will run deep as you will be able to grab fresh fruits, vegetables and even herbs from the garden and have them on the dinner table that evening.
When considering inexpensive and simple front yard landscaping ideas, potted plants are one of the most simple ideas. Homeowners can purchase potted plants at a local home improvement store. They are typically easy to maintain through sunlight and water. These simple plants are great for those who cannot spend too much money or time on a front yard and they easily transform any simple yard into a work of art.
Trimmed Bushes And Shrubs
Trimmed bushes are another cheap and simple front yard landscaping idea. The only thing you need to do to maintain bushes is to cut them regularly and make sure they are even in growth. Adding rose bushes also adds a touch of color and will upgrade your yard even more. You can purchase hedge trimmers and large gardening shears from your local home improvement store. For rose bushes, you can purchase different types of roses, along with materials like mulch, soil, plant food and fertilizers from a home improvement store.
Low Cut Green Grass
The most simple way to keep a clean and organized yard is by making sure the grass is green and cut low. This task is deemed one of the easiest landscaping tasks, as you do not have to water the grass or maintain it like a plant. This can be simply achieved with a lawn mower, regular watering and semi-regular fertilizing. The curb appeal for a home with a well-manicured lawn runs deep.
Bold And Dramatic Elements
Adding bold and dramatic elements to the outside of your home makes for a quirky and fun yard. These bold elements draw attention and will have your yard crowned as the best yard in the neighborhood. One way to create that dramatic flair in your yard is to add some shape and texture to your plants and bushes. You can cut them in a spiral shape and add funky flowers. To add some color, you can also include ornamental trees. If you have a split pathway, one way to make it unique is to plant flowers or plants in the middle for guests to walk around.
Unique Garden Accessories
Last on the list of inexpensive and simple front yard landscaping ideas are accessories. You can utilize unique garden accessories to upgrade the outside of your home. Outdoor lights, different-shaped stepping stones, outdoor chairs and furniture, water fountains, boulders and fencing are all examples of additions to your garden. Adding details like a custom house number plate, florals around a fence, gravel, a small bridge, or outdoor lamps all add a classic and neat touch. Dress it up with beautiful accessories to create the perfect outdoor art museum in your yard.
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