The landscaping of the garden in front of the house should combine practical uses and aesthetic arrangements.
Small garden or large lot, discover 5 ideas for designing a designer garden at the front of your home!
To discover :
- Develop a jadin in length
- Develop a small garden
Fence and gate to structure
Let's start with the immutable elements of the fence and the gate. They are used to demarcate your property, prevent intrusion and create a garden away from prying eyes.
There are many materials available to you and you can even combine them. Natural stone and wood have that authentic side that goes so well with old houses. Aluminum or steel have a more modern style and come in multiple colors. A less expensive solution is to use a simple fence but plant a hedge in front.
Choose evergreen shrubs with bushy growth and dense foliage. This is the case with privet, Nandina domestica or abelia.
Thoughtful garden paths
The front of the house is a place of movement and movement. We go to work, we come back from shopping ... Daily back and forth movements punctuate this outdoor space.
It is then necessary to create driveways for cars to enter the garden shed and pedestrian paths to access the house. For driveways, use materials such as pavers, gravel or asphalt. Regarding the pedestrian walkways, you can opt for Japanese steps, wood, porcelain tiles, etc.
To trace your path, keep it simple! The path from the car to the entrance or to the veranda must be as short as possible, otherwise you will not use it. If your garden is sloping, make it an asset. Garnish your staircase with beds of shrubs, perennials and grasses such as pittosporum, pink gauras and stipas.
A relaxation area
Once your exterior has a blackout fence, you have the possibility of creating small intimate corners. The aisles are in front of the gate, you will now invest the spaces on the sides.
If they are large enough, do not hesitate to set up garden furniture sheltered under an arbor or pergola.
Run climbing plants like honeysuckle or clematis that will cover themselves with decorative flowers in summer. This is also the opportunity to add some fragrant flowering plants like a gardenia. Its intoxicating scent will make your garden furniture a real fragrant cocoon. If you don't have enough room for this type of layout, opt for a lawn and beds. The garden in front of the house must be particularly neat: why not fall for boxwood balls or a tree pruned in cloud?
The front of the house is the first thing you see when you walk into your home. So much to mark the spirits! A water point is always a small event in the garden.
As the entrance is not suitable for a swimming pool, choose a fountain instead. In bamboo, it has a Zen style, in stone it is more classic, while in metal it conveys a contemporary look.
add decorative objects like sculptures that you integrate into a mass. Vases, mirrors and other stakes are invited along with perennial and annual flowers to bring color all year round. In dry soil, opt for a rockery mixing rocks and plants in favor of a mountain landscape inspiration.
A well-lit exterior
An essential idea for the arrangement of the garden in front of the house: the lights! In winter it gets dark early and you need to see clear to get around easily. Accompany your aisles with leds on the ground, lamps or candelabra. Solar or motion detector, there are multiple types of lights. Consider placing a wall lamp next to the front door to find your keys and enter safely.
In a flower bed, the lighting highlights the plants while illuminating the exterior. A few spots directed at your plants will give a different face to the night garden.