A front garden can be a thing of beauty. Not just a drab area of concrete with bins right in front of your house. It can be an eye-catching place full of plants and shrubs adding interest all year round.
Of course you have to take into account the practical issues of where to put the bins and bike stores etc but this can be accounted for in designing the garden. Even in a small front garden that most of us have there will be space for a few choice plants and possibly even a small tree that will soften the appearance of the property and collectively, the neighbourhood whilst creating a natural environment for birds and insects.
A good front garden will really enhance the appearance of any property and will add value too. It is the entrance to your home and its style should reflect you and the property style so choose the materials for the structure carefully. If done well it will give you pleasure every time you see it. Which is all the time!
If you are installing a new front wall, remember whilst it doesn’t have to match the bricks the house is built with neither do you want a wall that stands out too much. The aim is for your eye to be drawn to the garden and not the wall.
A simple bin surround can be constructed using trellis accompanied by climbing plants to grow on it; this disguises the bins but still gives you easy access to them.
The garden path is an important aspect as you use it constantly and you see it all the time. The materials for the path can match the materials in the rest of the garden or they can differ, for example have a tiled path with a separate area of paving.
Whether the garden is in sun or shade there are many plants that will thrive and help soften and enhance your house. Window boxes will add a splash of colour and can be changed with the seasons; a climbing rose, Wisteria or other climbers will look amazing trained on the front of the house.
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