The front yard is perhaps one of the most important aspect of any home. It’s the first thing anyone sees, so it’s important to take pride in how it looks. Not only does having a visually appealing front yard just look great and increase your curb appeal, it transforms your outdoor space into a place you just want to spend hours in.
Although, a lot of us have busy lives, working, looking after the family, and so on, we often don’t have as much time as we would like to spend taking care of our gardens. Many of assume that to achieve a beautiful home with a magnificent front garden, alot of effort is required by the resident to maintain and upkeep the space.
Well, we’re here to tell you it doesn’t have to be that way. By using some of these clever low-maintenance front yard landscaping ideas, you’ll have the best-looking house on the street, with minimal upkeep.
Lay down some pavers
Maybe it’s obvious, but garden paving goes a long way in keeping your front yard looking modern and neat. Pavers are helpful in that they not only create a path to walk on, but from a design standpoint they work as a line for your eyes to follow. They connect everything together cohesively and break up any negative space, boosting curb appeal.
In regards to low maintenance, well they’re perfect. A stone design will always look good and doesn’t require much cleaning. Just a hose down with the pressure washer every six months or so will do the trick.
Invest in low maintenance plants for your front garden
When it comes to low-maintenance garden ideas, its always a good idea to opt for plants which are low maintenance, don’t need to be watered all the time and aren’t too fussy about where they are planted. Listed below are some low-maintenance plants that not only look great, they are hardy, and super easy to maintain.
You can’t go wrong with drought-tolerant plants. Not only are they suited to Australian climates, but they also don’t require much in the way of maintenance. Perhaps you want to have a statement piece in your front gardens such as an Illawarra Flame Tree with its beautiful red plumage, or something a little more reserved like a Purple Cootamundra Wattle.
Native plants to Australia are designed to live in our environment, so it only makes sense they’re the right plants to use. They usually won’t require much effort in the way of setting them in like an imported plant species from Europe would.
Banksias and bottle brushes are among the most beautiful plants Australia has to offer. Not only do they make any Australian home look great, they help to invite some of the local wildlife.
Perennials are a variety of plant which bloom back year on year, and therefore have a longer lifespan. Perennials are a great way to get some colour and ground cover along your garden beds. Lavender is one of the most popular perennials, and for good reason. Not only does their beautiful purple blooms brighten up your garden bed, they leave a wonderful fragrance in the air. They also naturally repel pests such as snails and slugs, making them hardy and pest resistant. Other perennials include; Agapanthus, Calendulas, Begonias, Petunias and Daisies, just to name a few.
Opt for a tough lawn
When thinking about what’s next for your front yard landscaping project, think about what lawn you’re going to use. It’s important to get a great-looking lawn that offers great ground cover, can withstand foot traffic and requires little in the way of maintenance. Nara Native Zoysia is a lawn that doesn’t require much in the way of mowing, watering and fertilising. The Zoiysia handles pests with ease, thanks to it’s thin, dense blades of grass.
Try out some large potted plants
Potting larger plants, means they’ll require less effort to look after. It’s basically an easy way to have trees you can position wherever you want around your home. Citrus trees are perfect for this as they’re a hardy plant that can withstand the colder months with ease, and you also get a crop of fruit once the tree has matured.
Call in the experts
The best way to achieve a low maintenance front yard which will stand out, is to get professional advice and work completed by the experts at Waddell Landscape Design. Well done front landscaping will last you for many years to come, and may benefit you in the future if it comes time to sell your property, thanks to a boosted curb appeal. Think of front yard landscaping as a valuable investment for your property.
At Waddell Landscape Design, we specialise in residential landscape design and front yard landscaping and ensure incredible results. We take into account your vision, your level of maintenance preferred, and are clued into current garden design trends. Reach out to our friendly team today to kick start your dream front yard transformation.