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Optimistic Landscaping
Inspiration for a mid-sized traditional front yard mulch driveway in Houston.
Hoffman Residence
Hoffman Residence
Scott Brinitzer Design Associates
Photographer: Roger Foley
Inspiration for a traditional front yard landscaping in DC Metro.
3147
3147
Rogers Design Build
Inspiration for a mid-century modern front yard gravel retaining wall landscape in Other.
Living Green Wall and Landscape Remodel - Mid-Century Modern Home Sausalito, CA
Living Green Wall and Landscape Remodel - Mid-Century Modern Home Sausalito, CA
Dig Your Garden Landscape Design
Detail of the concrete pathway with polished Mexican pebbles, steel edging and modern light fixtures. We designed and installed this dramatic living wall / vertical garden to add a welcoming focal point, and a great way to add living beauty to the large front house wall. The dated walkway was updated with large geometric concrete pavers with polished black pebbles in between, and a new concrete driveway. Water-wise grasses flowering plants and succulents replace the lawn. This updated modern renovation for this mid-century modern home includes a new garage and front entrance door and modern garden light fixtures. Some photos taken 2 months after installation and recently as well. We designed and installed this dramatic living wall / vertical garden to add a welcoming focal point, and a great way to add plant beauty to the large front wall. A variety of succulents, grass-like and cascading plants were designed and planted to provide long cascading "waves" resulting in appealing textures and colors. The dated walkway was updated with large geometric concrete pavers with polished black pebbles in between, and a new concrete driveway. Water-wise grasses flowering plants and succulents replace the lawn. This updated modern renovation for this mid-century modern home includes a new garage and front entrance door and modern garden light fixtures.
Contemporary planting with blue fescue grasses
Contemporary planting with blue fescue grasses
Bradford Associates, LLC
A new more contemporary entrance with linear planting beds which extend from the concrete paver walkways. Landscape lighting shines up and highlights the concrete retaining wall.
Alamo Traditional Modern Front Yard with Flagstone Pathways
Alamo Traditional Modern Front Yard with Flagstone Pathways
Leigh Designs
Photo of a mid-sized traditional full sun front yard stone driveway in San Francisco.
Drought Tolerant Front Yard
Drought Tolerant Front Yard
Remarkable Gardens
To create a low maintenance, water wise landscape, we removed existing lawn and concrete walkway. Installed Angeles Block pavers in Tuscan, Desert Gold gravel and Boulders, Drought tolerant Aloes, Agaves, Phormium and Callistemon. And installed Drip Irrigation under the gravel.
Comstock Hills - Total Renovation, Spanish Transitional
Comstock Hills - Total Renovation, Spanish Transitional
Dana Benson Construction
Interior Design by Grace Benson Photography by Bethany Nauert
This is an example of a transitional drought-tolerant and full sun front yard gravel landscaping in Los Angeles.
grass + concrete at modern courtyard entry
grass + concrete at modern courtyard entry
Moss Yaw Design studio
smooth stucco in a subtle warm gray tone complements the natural movement and finish of the cedar entry
Photo of a small mid-century modern drought-tolerant and full sun front yard concrete paver garden path in Orange County.
Coastal Indonesian Tropical Paradise
Coastal Indonesian Tropical Paradise
Aurora Outdoors
This is an example of a mid-sized tropical full sun front yard stone garden path in Los Angeles.
Boulder Country Modern
Boulder Country Modern
Native Edge Landscapes
Design ideas for a mid-sized modern partial sun front yard concrete paver landscaping in Denver.
Idyllic Modern
Idyllic Modern
David Thorne Landscape Architect
Marion Brenner Photography
Inspiration for a large contemporary drought-tolerant and full sun front yard garden path in San Francisco.
Beautiful, Jupiter Front Yard
Beautiful, Jupiter Front Yard
Pamela Crawford & Associates
Lovely, clean-lined landscape by Pamela Crawford featuring lots of bromeliads, containers, and Mexican beach pebble borders. See over 2000 photos of Pamela's work at pamela-crawford.com. Photographed by Allen Rokach.
Elegant Country Estate
Elegant Country Estate
Artemis Landscape Architects, Inc.
This is an example of a mid-sized traditional full sun front yard stone landscaping in New York for summer.
Lake Winnipesaukee Retreat
Lake Winnipesaukee Retreat
TMS Architects
Photo of a traditional front yard landscaping in Boston.
Shangrila - Marin County, CA
Shangrila - Marin County, CA
BK Interior Design
Hugo guards the entry to the back yard. Guests can either enter the back yard through the gates concealed entrance, or turn right and walk down the paved path to the front door. This space is a main garden feature that displays plant varietals from all over the world.
Henderson Bay
Henderson Bay
Reikow Landscape Design
RCMedia
Design ideas for a mid-sized contemporary front yard mulch formal garden in Seattle.
Lower Garden District Residential
Lower Garden District Residential
Peter Raarup Landscape Design
Design ideas for a traditional front yard landscaping in New Orleans.
Landscape Ideas
Landscape Ideas
ONE Design and Landscaping
Front Yard Landscaping
Photo of a mid-sized southwestern drought-tolerant and full sun front yard concrete paver landscaping in Phoenix for summer.
Elizabethan Manor House - Wadia Associates, Design + Build
Elizabethan Manor House - Wadia Associates, Design + Build
Wadia Associates
Inspiration for a traditional front yard landscaping in New York.

Let the first impression of your home be a positive one with a beautifully landscaped front yard. While landscaping is often no small project, do it well and it’s sure to leave you much more satisfied with your home. While you browse the following front yard landscaping ideas, consider your home’s style, the natural environment around you and how to stay within budget.

1. Go With a Flattering Front Yard Landscape Design

If you’re looking for landscaping ideas in the front yard, the first thing you should do is determine what sorts of features would work well with your home. Traditional homes often look good with a front yard garden with an English style flower garden. Southwestern or Mediterranean style homes in drier climates work well with gravel, native grasses and palm trees. If you’re gathering front yard landscaping ideas for ranch style homes, you’ll want to consider features that complement the long front facade of your home. Climbing vines, a large shade tree or a meandering path to your front door may all help bring out your home’s best qualities.

2. Make a Budget and Stick With It

Looking for simple front yard landscaping ideas on a budget can be tricky, as plants, landscaping materials and hiring contractors can all be pricey. Of course, you can always do part of the project yourself, and hire landscape contractors for other parts. Another way to keep costs down for years to come is to go with front yard landscaping ideas that are low-maintenance, like gravel, patio pavers and native plants. If you like grass or an expensive type of plant, consider planting them in some areas, but filling in the rest of the space with rocks or stones.

3. Use Plants that Complement the Natural Landscape

While you plan out your dream front yard, consider the climate you live in and what sorts of plants and features will feel natural there. Native plants will thrive with the seasons and have a better chance of lasting down the road. Front yard landscaping ideas in Florida that feel natural might be very different from those that work well in Arizona. If you live in a place that doesn’t get a lot of rainfall, you may want to consider a drought tolerant front yard without grass, to keep your own maintenance costs low. Instead, you might browse front yard landscaping ideas with rocks, or adding a welcoming front porch or patio.

On the other hand, if you have a large front yard in a colder environment, you may want to go for a lush flower garden that’ll come into bloom in the spring. Picket fences, trellises and water fountains are all great for creating a beautiful, rustic front yard. One of the most simple front yard landscaping design plans is to plant a flower bed around the border of your home, with grass or gravel all around. Add in wooden planter boxes for a more functional, modern look, and plant whatever you like, from vegetables to roses.


Whether you want inspiration for planning a front yard landscaping renovation or are building a designer landscaping from scratch, Houzz has 73,651 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Wadia Associates and Pamela Crawford & Associates. Look through landscaping pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a front yard landscaping design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful front yard landscaping photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.