look for small evergreens, grasses, and plants with interesting habits (such as corkscrew willow) for winter good looks. This planting also takes advantage of color to create extra impact. The contrasting purple-and-chartreuse color theme looks great and personalizes the garden. Front Gardens, Front Yard Gardens, Colors Theme, No Mow Sloped, Front Yards, No Grass Front Yard, House Colors, Dreams Gardens, Gardens Makeovers
Lose Your Lawn Enhance a rustic or Arts and Crafts home with a rugged walkway of pavers broken up by pockets of low-growing groundcover, such as this sweet alyssum. Lush plantings on both sides of the path help prevent this small-space front yard from feeling too tiny.
BEFORE: Tough-to-Mow Slope - Sloping front yards can be a lot of work to maintain -- it's not easy trudging up and down with a mower, nor is trying to keep the slope properly fed and watered any fun. If you're facing a situation like this, put in some plantings to dress up your slope and give you more time to enjoy a beautiful front yard.
Enjoy Informality Play up casual elements if you have a cottage-style home. Meandering paths, lush plantings, and bit of whimsy all contribute to a relaxed, cottage theme.
Leave Space to Entertain - A great way to give your yard a more welcoming feel is to add a patio. Just like the front porches of days gone by, you can sit back and wave to neighbors while enjoying a cold glass of lemonade on a summer evening. ~ Decorate your front yard patio with a skirt of flowers or a small hedge to help it seem more intimate and enclosed -- without making an unfriendly barrier.