The front garden is often the most important part of the home. It is this garden that all of your neighbours are going to be able to see, so it stands to reason that you would want it to look as good as possible. With this in mind, we have compiled a list of tips that will help you to make the front of your home presentable.
Fence Ideas For The Front Garden
When it comes to fencing, there are so many different options that you can look into. Here are a couple of ideas to get you started:
- Bamboo Screening – Bamboo fences look great in the front garden. The good thing about this type of screening is that it is fairly easy to install and usually comes on a roll so you don’t have to do too much work.
- Artificial Hedges – Growing hedges to a substantial height is something that takes years to do. However, they work great as fencing, particularly if you want to screen your garden from your neighbours. Fortunately, you can actually buy artificial hedge screening that not only works great but is also highly effective.
- Traditional Fencing – If you want to create something simple but effective, then you could always opt for some traditional fencing. You can either buy the panels directly from a garden store, or you can make the fencing yourself. One thing that works particularly well for home made fencing is old pallets.
Ideas for Small Front Gardens
If you have a small front garden, then your design options are somewhat limited. However, there are some plants that will look great without taking up too much space. Here are a couple of ideas for small front gardens that might give you a little inspiration.
The great thing about rose bushes is that they are really easy to maintain. They don’t grow too big and they look really elegant, especially in the front garden. With some careful annual pruning, you can make sure that your front garden sees beautiful red roses year after year.
Hydrangea bushes are commonly seen in British gardens. Whilst they can grow quite large, you can prune them a couple of times a year to make sure that they don’t get out of control. The blooms are purple, blue or pink and not only offer some extra privacy, but also look lovely.
If you don’t have much space in your front garden, but you want to add a touch of colour, then you can add some hanging baskets around the place. If you don’t have the time or knowledge to create them yourself, then there are actually plenty of places where you will be able to buy ready made hanging baskets that look fantastic. They don’t take up much space at all and are great when they are in full bloom.
Ideas for Garden Ornaments
As a final extra touch to your front garden, you could add some different garden ornaments. Here are a couple of ideas for garden ornaments that will make your front garden stand out.
Toadstools & Fairy Doors
If you want to make your garden quite magical and mysterious, then one thing that you should definitely add is some toadstools and fairy doors. The fairy doors can be placed on tree trunks around your garden and the toadstools will look great anywhere. For something extra magical, add a wooden wishing well.
Oriental Garden Ornaments
One thing that is very popular in English gardens is oriental garden ornaments. Japanese and Chinese architecture in particular has seen a significant rise in popularity. If you want to set a theme to your garden then this is one of the best ways to do so.
Hopefully now you have a few ideas of your own that will allow you to create a front garden that is not only presentable but also gets people talking.