FRONT YARD LANDSCAPING 101
CREATE THE PERFECT SETTING TO ACCENTUATE YOUR HOME’S EXTERIOR WITH THESE TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS.
• Use plants that work in your environment. In the desert, cacti and succulents will thrive; plus they have an architectural quality that provides visual interest. In other parts of the country, try Sansevieria or Equisetum.
• Pick plants that have visual interest, but not so distracting as to draw attention away from focal points.
• Sometimes less is more! “Don’t overdo it. You can always add more later. So maybe do a first wave of planting to see if that’s enough to satisfy the look of the yard,” advises Howard.
• Keep the interesting parts of the landscaping and the yard close to the house. This creates a clean buffer of simple décor, allowing visual interest to focus on the home.