Driving up to a beautifully kept home is just a delight, isn't it? If you have decided that you want the front of your house to be picture perfect, you might know already what your plan is. However, if you are still looking for ideas, from paving stones to statuary, read on.
Paving Stones - Think of the different ways you can incorporate paving stones into your front-yard landscaping. Is the walkway to your front door entrance boring? If so, consider replacing it with paving stones in the shape of things like flowers or geometric shapes. If you want to get extra fancy in your selecting of pavers, consider buying them with pebbles as part of the design. There are even paving stones that have tile as the focal point of the design.
Besides using paving stones to lead to your front yard, think of using smaller ones to surround existing trees or a bedding area. The great thing about buying the pavers is that they come in so many designs that you might have trouble choosing the ones you want. Look through online stores like http://www.tmlandscapedesign.com to see the wide variety they come in. In addition, they are an affordable way to add beauty to your landscaping. Cleaning them will be easy, too. Just go over them with your garden hose when you're watering your plants.
Add Statuary - Think of driving around beautiful neighborhoods in your town or city to get ideas from other people's front yard landscaping. For example, you might see an entire area where caladiums have been planted and where there is a large angel statue among the caladiums. You could even tweak that idea by making it your own. Instead of using just caladiums, think of purchasing a variety of flowering plants. Zinnias, geraniums, daisies, and moss rose plants are all good considerations.
Adding smaller statuary will more than likely add charm to your front yard, too. For example, if you have established a rose garden, consider placing a concrete bench in the area of the rose garden. Then place small statues of things like squirrels, bunnies, and even skunks in strategic places. If you don't have a multi-tiered water fountain in the front yard already, think about buying one that will become the focal point of your landscape design. Surround it with pots full of different kinds of plants, including succulents, cactus, bougainvillea, and ferns of different colors. Be careful not to add too much statuary or your house will look like a commercial plant nursery.