Create Yard Envy with These Front Yard Landscaping Design Tips


Front yard landscaping in Chester Springs, Pa

You don’t have to settle for a boring front yard!  Your front yard landscaping makes an impression on everyone who passes by in addition to giving a welcoming feeling to all who visit. It’s the first thing you notice when you return home from work every day. “Coming home” at the end of a busy day is even more important in our busy lives so why shouldn’t your front yard landscaping be appealing and inviting.

With some creative planning and the help of a Montgomery County Landscape professional, you can create a stunning front yard landscape design.

Redesigning Your Front Yard Enhances Your Outdoor Living

One thing we find fascinating is there’s a lot of ‘sameness’ in everyone’s front yards. There are the typical foundation plantings that span the front of the house. Perhaps there’s a random tree or two planted in the front yard, but other than these basics, homeowners just don’t know what else to do. In some cases you have landscaping that has been ignored and has become overgrown.

Think of your front yard as an extension of your home. If you spend time making your home attractive inside, then why not extend the same amount of care to the outside. Eye catching front yards are possible with knowing a few simple landscaping design tips.

Front Yard Landscaping Design Tip #1: Bring Landscape to Life with Plants

Techo-Bloc Blue 60 pavers were installed for walkway and courtyard in Malvern, Pa.
Techo-Bloc Blue 6- pavers were installed for walkway and courtyard in Malvern, Pa.

Use a variety plants and choose the right plants. Right size your plants for the area. And think of seasonal interest. Use trees and shrubs that add color, texture and form to the winter landscape. Use plenty of evergreens with shades of green, blue and yellow along with deciduous shrubs that have vibrant stem color.

Don’t be afraid to rip out overgrown, tired shrubs. Just because you inherited shrubbery doesn’t mean you have to live with it!

Whitehouse Landscaping’s design experience can create a plan that is beautiful, distinctive and truly sustainable. Sam Whitehouse holds the designation of CLT (Certified Landscape Technician) and Certified Arborist. Our comprehensive landscaping knowledge of plants, lawn and maintenance strategies will add value and beauty to your front yard. We have many happy clients in the Collegeville, Phoenixville, Malvern, Douglassville and surrounding areas. Read more about Our Design Process.

Front Yard Landscaping Design Tip #2: Use Boulders

A curved bed creates more landscape interest.
A curved bed creates more landscape interest.

Naturalize your landscape with boulder outcroppings. Bury them so it appears to be natural. Plant some dwarf conifers or ornamental grasses around them. Use them in clusters and make sure they are large enough.

Front Yard Landscaping Design Tip #3: Don’t Use Straight Lines

Nothing creates a boring landscape than using straight lines. There are no straight lines in nature. Let your flower or foundation beds curve. Use rope to play with the outline. Read Edging a Bed.

Front Yard Landscaping Design Tip #4: Design an Inviting Walkway

An eye-catching front yard in Malvern, Pa
An eye-catching front yard in Malvern, Pa

The walkway to the front door should welcome guests and suggest a pleasant environment that lies inside. Walkways should be a minimum of four feet wide. The two basic choices that homeowners must decide between are whether they want natural stone or interlocking concrete pavers. Read more about Designing a Front Walkway.

Front Yard Landscaping Design Tip #5: Add an Island Bed

If you have a large lot with lots of grass, consider cutting out a patch of the middle or corner and install an island bed. Consider the placement, shape and proportion. Create an interesting curve.  Check out this easy way to remove sod. Plant a few shrubs and low maintenance grasses or perennials. Consider a boulder or two. An island bed will give your landscape some focus!

Front Yard Landscaping Design Tip #6: A Green, Weed-Free Lawn

3D design rendering for a front yard landscape.
3D design rendering for a front yard landscape.

A nice lawn is noticed and makes a huge impact on your curb appeal. A report recently from the National Association of Realtors states that a lawn care program is one of the most cost-effective projects, recovering 303% at resale. We offer an Organic Lawn Care Program that is effective and environmentally friendly.

Avoid Costly Mistakes by Hiring a Professional with Landscape Design Expertise

We begin every project with well thought out front yard landscaping design planning. We determine what your style is…whether it is formal or more casual. We listen to your thoughts and vision and determine what you find appealing. We share with you what plants match your style, maintenance requirements and budget. We offer suggestions on renovations and upgrades that will truly make your property stand out.

You decide on the investment you want to make to your front yard landscaping. Adding one or two key elements to your current front yard landscaping can make a big difference to your curb appeal while adding to the value of your home. It’s a win-win situation.

Are You Ready to Turn Your Boring Landscape to the Best on the Block?

Our experienced team will create the perfect design for your front yard that fits your style, property and budget. Check out our website at With over 15 years of landscaping experience, a growing portfolio, and a team that truly cares about our clients, Whitehouse Landscaping has been providing landscaping design services for homes in Montgomery, Berks and Chester counties. Call us at 484-300-4290 to schedule a no-risk, no-obligation consultation with one of our talented designers or fill out our request an estimate form on our website. Whitehouse Landscaping looks forward to making your front yard landscaping dreams a reality!