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Easy Front Yard Landscaping Ideas

By on November 13, 2015 in Home Maintainence & Remodeling

You do not have to have acres and acres of land to be able to landscape well. With the proper techniques, you can create a beautiful garden in a very small area.

If you have a small backyard, the wall, fence, or boundary at the back can make the yard look even smaller and closed in. To fix this, you can hide the boundary by creating a boundary made of the same texture as the ground in front of the boundary. If you cannot use the actual texture or material, you can simulate this by painting.

Another method to making your backyard seem larger is by creating different levels in your yard. By adding more horizontal planes in your yard, you will be creating more space.

Also, you can used curved elements in your landscape design. Circles create an illusion of length. Adding a curved pathway, circular pond, or circular garden, will make your yard seem larger.


A backyard patio is perfect for adding privacy to your yard. You can feel that you, your family, and/or your friends are safe and relaxed when you are on your patio.

The patio can be just an area with wooden posts and a roof, or they can be very elaborately made out of brick or stone with plumbing and a bar, etc.

No matter how simple or complex you get, the main purpose of relaxing and enjoying your time in your yard is still the same. Most patios are partially open to the yard itself so you and your family are sheltered but can feel free to roam into your yard if you desire to. They often have a low border with everything open above about three feet high until reaching the roof. If you would like to bring gardening to your patio, container gardening is the best way to do so. You can hang baskets with plants in them, or place some pots around on the ground. You should choose plants based upon the climate that you live in. Under the roof of the patio, they will be slightly sheltered, but they will still have to deal with the humidity and temperatures. Ask the experts at the nursery before buying any plants for your patio garden.

It works very well to have an outside garden slightly enter the patio area. This will integrate the two areas very well, making them feel more connected. Now this is not possible for most backyard landscaping projects involving a townhouse the space is too limited. Your patio should be a place where you can comfortably sit and enjoy nature, no matter how big or small your yard is.


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