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    A modern picket style fence provides an attractive barricade for this corner lot. Manufactured block pillars sit on each corner.

    Beautiful corner lot landscaping with formal stone walls are interplanted with a shrub and mulch rock garden. The upper wall encloses a lovely little patio area.

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    Drawing the eye away from a utility box can be more effective than trying to hide it. These attractive rain barrels do just that. The river rock makes for a great dry river bed collecting the downspout water from between the homes in times of heavy rain.

    A long driveway entrance with brick pillars and picket style fencing are softened by perennials beds and trees.

    A Driveway entrance with block pillars connected with low block walls stands out with a band of brick pavers crossing through the asphalt.

    These two neighbours built a creative low maintenance space between the driveways. They did it by not using a defined property line. They each used their unique and individual ideas and blended it into one fluid design. Picture compliments of a homeowner with a dream yard.

    Beautiful front entry! Love the door. #frontentry

    The creative planting amongst the boulders and the variety give this front yard lots of life. Picture compliments of www.desertcrestll...

    A front yard shown here using plants of similar shapes and sizes is called asymmetrical balance.

    No mow front yards are becoming more popular, but you must consider the amount of time required to maintain your design.

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    A common mistake in designing is drawing the eye towards utilities trying to hide them. Many times the more successful approach is adding a feature that draws the eye away from it.

    Must make this my front garden!

    A small front yard walkway with symetrically balanced low maintenance beds.

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    XERISCAPE INSPIRATION - or in front where we put the rocks in.

    Landscaping between houses is the best example you will find of landscaping themes that visually fight each other because they lack a barrier or separation. Do these 2 designs work?

    Some low hedges provide nice lines and form in this simple front yard design.

    An older home with a well manicured lawn weaving through front yard garden beds.

    A huge front lawn is broken up by a long rock garden of erratic boulders. The two trees add a dimension of height to the wide yard.

    A simple way to define up a front yard circular garden bed with a border of mow over bricks.

    This front yard is just starting to take on the elegance of the evening as the lights take over from the sun.