While the backyard gets most of the attention (and likely budget) of a landscaping project, the front yard needs some love too. We have transformed many Calgary front and back yards, and have put together a list of some of our favourite front yard landscaping ideas that you can consider for your next project.
Planters can be constructed from a variety of materials such as wood, natural stone, or even paving stones. The flexibility of what you can put in your planters is endless: a seasonal garden, shrubs, or even trees can be planted depending on the overall fit of your landscaping, and how much maintenance you wish to do.
A pathway is one of the first things to greet your guests when they arrive at your house. This is your first chance for a lasting first impression. We are of course biased to building these from paving stones, this look will last for years to come. With the right combination of colors, you can achieve a dramatic look.
Natural stones are popular for many reasons. They can be used to create planters or retaining walls and be placed around the yard or in gardens for decorative purposes. Natural stones are very heavy and are not easily moved once you set them, so plan your placement ahead of time.
It is not every day that you see a water feature in a front yard, but you remember when you see one. Adding a waterfall or small water feature can be that show-stopping thing that makes your front yard stand out. Not all front yards can support this feature, but don’t be so quick to rule it out.
Extend the use of your landscape and enjoy it well into the evening hours. Adding some outdoor lighting can show off some of the landscape’s best assets. Illuminating trees, natural stones, or even paving stones, there are endless options. We can help you choose what’s best for your yard, depending on your features.
We hope this list of front yard landscaping ideas has inspired you for your next project. Drop us a line, and let us know if you found this helpful or insightful. As always, if you are looking for a professional and reliable landscaping company in Calgary, give us a call – (403) 617-3225