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Landscaping Ideas to Make Your Front Yard Fabulous


A striking, well-manicured front yard helps to frame the exterior of your home while hinting at the design surprises within the interior. In fact, a well thought out home façade can elevate a property’s sense of presence in its neighborhood — and in real estate terms, first impressions really do count.

Whether you own a Victorian terrace or a Hamptons-style home, an eye-catching front yard design is great for creating a warm welcome for visitors. From neatly clipped hedges to pretty potted plants, we’ve rounded up 15 fabulous front yard landscaping ideas to inspire you to refresh your own.

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This manicured front yard includes stepping stones made out of Wistow slate that illustrate an atmospheric, yet sophisticated entry point.

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(Photo Credit: Sue Stubbs)

A path of stone surrounded by lavender gives this abode a little bit of European style.

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(Photo Credit: Maree Homer)

Neatly clipped hedges help balance out the intricate architectural elements of this heritage property.

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(Photo Credit: Lisa Cohen)

This 1930s Georgian brick home is surrounded by manicured gardens that boast neatly trimmed hedges and clipped balls, which are framed by red bricks.

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(Photo Credit: Priya Schuback)

Purple and white liriope plants, mondo grass, huge slate flagstones, and tall tulip trees complement the scale of the surrounding home.

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Photo Credit: Homes to Love)

The level areas of lawn, fringed with textured, layered plants and an element of lime and gray tones in the front yard of this Sydney, Australia, home,create a simple transition between home and garden

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(Photo Credit: Jason Busch)

Potted hydrangeas and a cobblestone walkway have created a bold, yet sculptural front garden in this suburban property.

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(Photo Credit: Jason Busch)

Straight trunks of peach that are emphasized through an expanse of white sandstone provide a simplistic and welcoming front yard.

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Bamboo-framed outdoor furniture, shrubs, and an expanse of gray enhances the entrance of this home.

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(Photo Credit: Maree Homer)

Terracotta tiles, accented with trimmed potted plants, emphasize the detailed work and latticework of the front entrance of this heritage-style home.

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(Photo Credit: Ross Coffey)

The front yard of this Victorian house might not look large, but the combination of grass, shrubs, and succulents add an element of texture to the space.

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(Photo Credit: Justin Alexander)

Balconies and terraces, which are accented with palm trees and other greenery, wrap around this home to further accentuate the crisp lines of Brazilian-style architecture.

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(Photo Credit: Jane Kelly)

Sandstone steps and sculptural plants soften the look of this home in Newcastle, England.

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(Photo Credit: Richard Powers)

Landscaping in the front garden of this Hampton’s-style house in Montauk, New York, was achieved using indigenous planting and concrete steps.

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(Photo Credit:Derek Swalwell)

A bright blue door and elegantly sculpted Chinese juniper hints at the design surprises inside this Victorian terrace in Melbourne, Australia.

This post was written by Angelique Thompson. For more, check out our sister site Homes to Love.

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