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Front Yard Landscape Design Ideas

Front Yard Landscape Design Ideas

Make your front yard come to life! Consider the following landscape ideas for the front of your home.

When one thinks of landscaping around their home, one might first think of the backyard. However, the front yard can be just as enjoyable and creative for you and passers-by. Although people’s ultimate goal may be to have a presentable curb appeal, several front yard landscape design ideas can transform it into a true thing of beauty.

Borders and Simplicity

For many Maryland residential properties, the simplest form of front yard landscape design is to line the front of the house and the walkway with perennials. As an anchor, one or two trees can make a statement. There is nothing wrong with a simple but pleasant front yard. When bordering the house, plant taller species in the back and shorter ones in front. You can also plant species that will give color to your yard year-round.


If your front yard is sloped, creating tiers may be more appealing than one grassy, hard-to-mow hill. Ground covers can assist here, or else low-maintenance plants like some perennials and shrubbery. Retaining walls can be brick, stone, cement, or wood. Ornamental rocks can add variety to the design.

A Native Garden

In Maryland, native gardening is a common trend among plant connoisseurs. If creating a low-maintenance, natural yet planned front yard landscape design, there are many resources to help you choose from a variety of trees, shrubs, grasses, perennials, and more. Michael Bryan Landscapes can help you make your conservation project come to life!

Along the Fence

If you have a front yard fence, or your home is at the corner of a street, adding foliage along the outer edge of the fence can cheer up neighbors and you when you come home. Larger, hardier plants like irises, daffodils, lilies, and roses can add some charm to an otherwise bare fence.

Arbor Entry

If having a front yard fence is an option for you, gracing the walkway of your home with an arbor can add a sense of mystery and charm to your property. You can also train flowering plants over the arbor for more color.


A front yard landscape does not need to be one stretch of lawn. If it suits your property and your style, you can always add extra features. A place to relax with a bench, a centerpiece like a pond or a waterfall, flower niches in a slope, or landscape lighting can create the interest you’d like in your yard.

Bring Your Landscaping Vision to Life with Michael Bryan Landscapes

When you work with Michael Bryan Landscapes, you are bringing your landscaping vision to life with a team of experts who are committed to the quality of their work on your home. Whether you want to design a landscape for your outdoor space, build a deck, or install a stone patio, our team of experts is ready to help you make it happen. Since 2009, we have served Maryland and Northern Virginia with a variety of landscaping, hardscaping, design, and installation services that not only keep your outdoor space looking great but working as efficiently as possible to meet the needs of your family throughout the year. If you are ready to get started with your landscaping project or service today, call us at 443-203-1951 or email us at Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest for updates and weekly landscaping tips!

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