Do you need help with coming up with front yard landscaping plans? Does the idea of landscape planning make you feel overwhelmed at times? If you answer to these two questions as, “Yes, definitely!”, then you’re in luck!
Here at Victory Lawn Care Services, we will work with you to make sure that your small front yard landscaping ideas will work out exactly the way that you want them to in real life. However, in order to ensure that your yard gets the best service out there, you might want to take some time to get to know your yard better. Especially since everyone’s idea of landscaping ideas on a budget are different.
That is why we created this short guide so that even you can generate simple front yard landscaping ideas perfect for you and your family.
Step One: Figure Out What it is that You Exactly Want in Your Front Yard
Okay, that seems pretty obvious. I mean, why even bother redesigning your front yard if you don’t know what exactly is it that you want in your front yard?
While this step may seem like a pretty obvious thing to do, keep in mind that as you’re figuring out what exactly is it that you want on your front yard, you want to consider as to what the short term and long term goals of your project area.
Let’s suppose that you want your yard to have the greenest grass out of all the lawns in your neighborhood without having to deal with a lot of maintenance. If you happen to live in the South, ideally, you would want to use warm-season grasses such as Bermuda and St. Augustine.
However, while some warm season grasses such as Bermuda are appropriate for light textured soils, some warm season grass such as St. Augustine are suitable for sandy soil types. The problem with some of these grasses such as Bermuda is that most of them do require a lot of watering. So when choosing the right kind of grass(es), keep in mind as to what the state of your yard may be and how long you want to spend time taking care of your yard since let’s face it, yard care can be expensive.
Step Two: Figure out the Shape of Your Front Yard
For the most part, this step should be pretty simple. Especially if your yard happens to be a perfect square or rectangle already. In which case, all that you have to do is figure out the length and width of your yard by using either a yardstick or measuring tape and multiply the two measurements together to get the area.
In other words, Length * Width = Area of Your Rectangular Yard.
However, for those whose yards either aren’t square-shaped or of any perfect shape, you can always check online for basic shape formulas that you can easily plug numbers in to get a rough estimate of the area of your front yard.
If your yard happens to have any hills or other land features that might impact how you would shape your yard, you might also want to take into consideration the types of materials that you would need to prevent some of your beloved plants from eroding away(i.e., rocks).
Step Three: Figure out the Budget and Scope of Your Project
If you want your yard to look good all throughout the whole year, you will have to think about as to what extent your project is feasible. Otherwise, you could end up having to pay more for your yard than you should, which we don’t want to have happen to you.
Suppose that you want to include a mini-botanical garden in your front yard. However, you may be way over your head in the amount of maintenance that goes into keeping your flowery friends healthy. Especially for really expensive flowers such as roses and wisteria.
A good word of advice, if you don’t see neighbors growing a particular flower or bush, it may be a sign it may not be suitable even for your climate. So be sure to check online or request your local neighborhood gardener or lawn care company can help you before making extensive purchases on rare flowers.
That is why it is recommended for first-time landscapers to stick with low maintenance flora such as petunias and lantanas so that your yard can still look nice without you having to deal with a lot of the hassle.
While this may seem like a drag, hopefully, you and your loved ones will come to appreciate your durable flowers.
Step Four: Map Out Your Ideal Landscape
For this step, all that you would need is a piece of paper, a pencil, (maybe) a computer, and all of the things that you have figured out that your yard needs in order for it to be the best that it can be.
An easy way to draw your landscape is to look up your property on Google Maps or other online map services, and either print it out or draw on it on the computer for an easy way to plan the way you want your front yard landscape to look like.
Though you don’t have to be a good artist in order to draw out your ideal landscape, ideally, your map should include a key and a list of things that your yard needs so that the moment you call up your professional landscape designer, he or she would know exactly where to put your pretty plants.
Step Five: Don’t Buy Expensive Materials Instead See If You Can Find It In Your House or Community or Nature
Whether it be some old styrofoam cups that you found in the back of your kitchen cabinet that can be used to plant your beloved plants or some nice agate rocks that you found in the bottom of the creek one day that can be used to beautify your fountain, any of those materials can be used to help you redesign the yard of your dreams.
Just be sure that your materials are durable enough so that you don’t have to replace them constantly.
Step Six: Give Your Local Professional Landscape Designer a Call!
Now that you have an idea as to how you want your landscape to look, feel free to give your local professional landscape designer a call! After all, they’re the only type of people experienced enough to help you with whatever landscaping stuff you have to do. So even if you already feel confident enough in your idea, it doesn’t hurt to hire a second pair of eyes just to make sure.
Everyone deserves a helping hand every once in a while. Especially when it comes to redesigning your front yard. So don’t be shy. Be sure to give your local landscaping company a try!
So tell us, fellow readers, what are some other easy DIY front yard landscaping tips we should include in our short guide? Feel free to let us know in the comments, below!
Also, if you get stuck trying to recreate the perfect front yard, give us a call at (901)-870-3720. We’ll be more than happy enough to walk you through the process.