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How to Make the Most of Your Front Yard

Transform it from boring to beautiful with landscape design

For many people, the front yard is a bit of a conundrum. It’s difficult to know how to make such a large space interesting and appealing, so the default setting is to plant large expanse of turf with a small garden flanking the home’s foundation. This approach has limited curb appeal, but with a little skill and imagination your front yard could be transformed into a captivating outdoor space.

Typically, most homeowners spend the bulk of their landscape budget on the backyard, since that’s where the majority of our time is spent when we’re outdoors. We might even use the side entrance to enter our home, leaving the front entrance for guests and Amazon delivery drivers. But having a great front yard is important with aesthetic, functional and psychological benefits that we’ll cover in this post. Read on!

Aesthetic benefits

The number one time people think about their front yard is when it’s being put up for sale. “Curb appeal” is a term often bandied about by real estate agents, with good reason. Often, people will decide whether or not they want to buy your home as they’re walking to the front door. The rest of the home and property have to be pretty amazing to erase the damage done by a poor first impression.

Here are some ideas to improve your property’s curb appeal:

  • Consider adding colourful flower beds, neatly trimmed bushes and defined pathways to create a landscape that is inviting and visually appealing.

  • Make a statement by adding seasonal decor to your front entrance and yard. Choose bold colours, seasonal plantings and distinctive designs.

  • Install outdoor lighting along the pathways leading to your home. Illuminate the walkways, steps and entry points to create a welcoming ambiance, enhance safety and add a touch of elegance to your property.

  • Keep the driveway and sidewalks clean and clear of weeds or cracks. A neat and well-organized exterior creates a favorable impression and showcases your property's true potential.

By implementing these strategies, you can significantly improve your property's curb appeal and create an inviting and visually captivating exterior that will make a lasting impression on visitors, passersby and potential buyers.

Psychological benefits

Research has shown that spending time in a beautifully landscaped backyard provides an opportunity to connect with nature and enjoy a tranquil environment, which can have a positive impact on mental health and well-being. But this benefit extends to the front yard, too.

  • Exposure to natural elements, such as greenery and flowers, can lower blood pressure, reduce stress levels, and improve overall well-being.

  • A visually appealing and well-maintained front yard creates a sense of pride and satisfaction, boosting self-esteem and enhancing mood.

  • A welcoming and aesthetically pleasing front yard sends a signal to neighbours and passersby that you care about your home and your community.

Interested in transforming your front yard?

As you can see, landscaping your front yard goes beyond mere aesthetics. It makes your outdoor space safer and more functional, increases your property's value and positively impacts your psychological well-being. By investing in your front yard, you create a welcoming and visually appealing environment that can enhance your overall quality of life.

At the Landmark Group, we believe there’s nothing quite like a grand entrance! Poor planning and bad material choices can all negatively impact your home’s value, so we help you “think outside” and work with you to design the stunning front yard you’re after — whether that means a sweeping cobblestone driveway, a regal gateway or an extensive front garden.

Whatever you decide, the goal is to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere and make your front yard an interesting and beautiful jewel in your neighourhood. If you’d like some ideas on how to transform your front yard, schedule a consultation and speak with one of our designers. There’s no obligation and we’re happy to share ideas to help your landscape reach its full potential.