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Camano Cama High Bluff Residence
Camano Cama High Bluff Residence
Lankford Associates Landscape Architects
Photography: Mike Dillon
Photo of a large farmhouse full sun front yard stone landscaping in Seattle.
Tkach Estate - Eagle Cove
Tkach Estate - Eagle Cove
Unique by Design
Unique by Design l Helen Weis
Design ideas for a traditional full sun front yard driveway in Oklahoma City for summer.
Custom Cottage Community - First Pocket Neighborhood
Custom Cottage Community - First Pocket Neighborhood
LAND DEVELOPMENT AND BUILDING, LLC
At Inglenook of Carmel, residents share common outdoor courtyards and pedestrian-friendly pathways where they can see one another during the comings and goings of the day, creating meaningful friendships and a true sense of community. Designed by renowned architect Ross Chapin, Inglenook of Carmel offers a range of two-, three-, and four-bedroom Cottage Home designs. From the colorful exterior paint and private flowerboxes to the custom built-ins and detailed design, each home is unique, just like the community.
Cohen, Herndon, VA Front walk & Porch
Cohen, Herndon, VA Front walk & Porch
Omega Landscape Construction
Design ideas for a mid-sized modern partial sun front yard concrete paver landscaping in DC Metro.
Magnolia Bluff
Magnolia Bluff
Greenbank Gardens
Design ideas for a mediterranean front yard landscaping in Seattle.
Sample work
Sample work
Cutting Edge Landscape Design
This is an example of a mid-sized traditional full sun front yard mulch driveway in Los Angeles.
Front Stamped Concrete Walkway
Front Stamped Concrete Walkway
DiSabatino Landscaping and Tree Care
Front Stamped Concrete Walkway with Brick Soldier Course Border
Inspiration for a front yard landscaping in Wilmington.
Our Work
Our Work
Centrox Construction
This is an example of a mid-sized traditional partial sun front yard brick driveway in San Francisco.
Lake Edge
Lake Edge
Rehkamp Larson Architects, Inc.
Andrea Rugg Photography
Design ideas for a contemporary front yard landscaping in Minneapolis.
Seaside Low Maintenance Landscapes
Seaside Low Maintenance Landscapes
Maria Hickey & Associates Landscapes
This low maintenance landscape provides nonstop color from May to October. The property is very windy and hot.
Design ideas for a large traditional full sun front yard gravel driveway in Boston for summer.
Paths
Paths
Taos Landscaping
Design ideas for a southwestern drought-tolerant and full sun front yard stone garden path in Albuquerque for summer.
Comstock Hills - Total Renovation, Spanish Transitional
Comstock Hills - Total Renovation, Spanish Transitional
Dana Benson Construction
Interior Design by Grace Benson Photography by Bethany Nauert
Inspiration for a transitional drought-tolerant and full sun front yard landscaping in Los Angeles.
Our Work
Our Work
Dave Suda Landscape & Irrigation Repairs
Custom etched address stone
This is an example of a small southwestern drought-tolerant and full sun front yard stone water fountain landscape in San Diego for summer.
Traditional Westport
Traditional Westport
Oliver Design Associates
Design ideas for a large craftsman partial sun front yard stone landscaping in New York for spring.
Details
Details
Grounded - Richard Risner RLA, ASLA
Inspiration for a large contemporary drought-tolerant and full sun front yard gravel landscaping in San Diego.
Our Work
Our Work
Great Scapes Outdoor Living, Inc.
Inspiration for a mid-sized traditional front yard brick landscaping in Chicago.
Mill Valley- Loft meets Ranch
Mill Valley- Loft meets Ranch
Integrated Design Studio, Inc.
photo credit: Bob Morris
Inspiration for a large contemporary partial sun front yard concrete paver landscaping in San Francisco.
Natural Stone Steps
Natural Stone Steps
Paul Massad Landscaping
This is an example of a mid-sized rustic full sun front yard stone landscaping in Boston for spring.
Willow Glen
Willow Glen
HWH Home and Garden
Daniel Photography Ltd.
Inspiration for a large craftsman partial sun front yard stone garden path in San Francisco for spring.
Mid century Front Landscape - Racine
Mid century Front Landscape - Racine
Ginkgo Leaf Studio
View of the new entrance to the historical John Randal McDonald designed home. We were retained for the landscape design partially because of our background in architecture and our understanding of the midcentury aesthetic. Renn Kuhnen Photography

Let the first impression of your home be a positive one with a beautifully landscaped front yard. While landscaping is often no small project, do it well and it’s sure to leave you much more satisfied with your home. While you browse the following front yard landscaping ideas, consider your home’s style, the natural environment around you and how to stay within budget.

1. Go With a Flattering Front Yard Landscape Design

If you’re looking for landscaping ideas in the front yard, the first thing you should do is determine what sorts of features would work well with your home. Traditional homes often look good with a front yard garden with an English style flower garden. Southwestern or Mediterranean style homes in drier climates work well with gravel, native grasses and palm trees. If you’re gathering front yard landscaping ideas for ranch style homes, you’ll want to consider features that complement the long front facade of your home. Climbing vines, a large shade tree or a meandering path to your front door may all help bring out your home’s best qualities.

2. Make a Budget and Stick With It

Looking for simple front yard landscaping ideas on a budget can be tricky, as plants, landscaping materials and hiring contractors can all be pricey. Of course, you can always do part of the project yourself, and hire landscape contractors for other parts. Another way to keep costs down for years to come is to go with front yard landscaping ideas that are low-maintenance, like gravel, patio pavers and native plants. If you like grass or an expensive type of plant, consider planting them in some areas, but filling in the rest of the space with rocks or stones.

3. Use Plants that Complement the Natural Landscape

While you plan out your dream front yard, consider the climate you live in and what sorts of plants and features will feel natural there. Native plants will thrive with the seasons and have a better chance of lasting down the road. Front yard landscaping ideas in Florida that feel natural might be very different from those that work well in Arizona. If you live in a place that doesn’t get a lot of rainfall, you may want to consider a drought tolerant front yard without grass, to keep your own maintenance costs low. Instead, you might browse front yard landscaping ideas with rocks, or adding a welcoming front porch or patio.

On the other hand, if you have a large front yard in a colder environment, you may want to go for a lush flower garden that’ll come into bloom in the spring. Picket fences, trellises and water fountains are all great for creating a beautiful, rustic front yard. One of the most simple front yard landscaping design plans is to plant a flower bed around the border of your home, with grass or gravel all around. Add in wooden planter boxes for a more functional, modern look, and plant whatever you like, from vegetables to roses.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a front yard landscaping renovation or are building a designer landscaping from scratch, Houzz has 71,429 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Oliver Design Associates and Unique by Design. Look through landscaping pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a front yard landscaping design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful front yard landscaping photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.