Unlike Canada and the US, homes in most of the rest of the world do not have front yards. They make the most of the back yard for gardening or private patios.
We can credit Frederick Law Olmsted, who was a landscape architect and city planner, for the front yard concept. When he was commissioned to design a new town, the plans included homes sitting back 30-feet from the street.
What do we do with all of this space? How creative can you be in your front yard landscaping?
Have you noticed some interesting front yard trends as you look around your neighborhood? If you’re thinking about a change to your yard, here are the top 5 front yard landscaping trends in 2020.
1. Artificial Lawns
Artificial turf offers homeowners a break from mowing and it doesn’t require watering. Add to that…no fertilizing, no worrying about drought, no browning, and no weeds. It’s a win-win.
There are new and more natural-looking options out there to give you the look you desire without the hassle.
2. Low-Maintenance Plants
Homeowners are looking for ways to spend their little free time enjoying themselves rather than tied to yard work. This is where low-maintenance plants come in.
Using perennials, native plants, and evergreen shrubs is your best bet. They don’t need to be planted every year and the evergreens look good year-round.
3. Vertical Gardens
Using a trellis or accent fence, plant beautiful plants to grow upwards. This is a great feature if you are limited on space.
Conversely, if you have a large yard and want an accent to fill in space or to hide something like your trash cans, a vertical garden is perfect.
4. The Wild Blue Yonder
Blue is the color of the year and not only for the home’s interior. Expect to see a lot of blue in landscaping as well from flowers to sculptures to water features.
Blue daze, pulmonaria, blue star, catmint are a few varieties of plants to add to your garden.
5. Water Features
The trend seems to be pond-less water features like a bubbling waterfall over rocks or other types of hardscape. Pipe-like fountains are popular in desert climates.
Lighted, glass-tiled water walls make a nice backdrop to a perennial garden. Large rocks carefully placed to create a sculpture-like waterfall also give the yard a natural look.
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Front Yard Trends 2020
Now that you have some ideas for your front yard upgrade, you can get started on your project. You’ll give your home some 2020 curb appeal and be able to enjoy the new updated look.
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