Natural boulders and rocks were worked into the design of this Asian-inspired front yard. Ornamental grasses, pieris Japonica, loropetalum and other low-maintenace plants fit with the garden's Zen feel while being easy to care for so the homeowners can maintain the garden's simple appeal.
Cottage Front Yard With Pergola And Spherical Wooden Yard Art
A flowering, shrubby vine grows up the pergola to eventually provide full shade over the front porch. The spherical yard decoration made of driftwood is representative of the home's owners appreciation for art, which is evidenced by numerous collected pieces displayed throughout the house.
In the front of the home, landscape designers used plants native to the area to create a beautiful oasis to greet the family and their guests as they arrive at the home. In the midst of the landscaping, designers used large stones to frame a pond for an even more relaxing aesthetic.
Fixer Upper Hosts Joanna and Chip Gaines updated the exterior of Karla Griffis' ranch-style cottage home with fresh light-blue paint, unique Chevron-patterned wooden shutters, new natural wood support beams and fresh landscaping.
For her own front yard, designer Margie Grace of Grace Design Associates Inc. matched the hardscape to her home's architectural syle for a cozy cottage garden. To keep the yard low maintenance she laid a large patio using Arizona flagstones, then filled the rest of the space with lush flower beds. A reclaimed concrete bowl is transformed into a water feature that brings the sound of rain to the garden.
HGTV Dream Home 2012 Front Entrance With Stone Wall
The HGTV Dream Home 2012's boardwalk-style front entrance greets visitors with stacked limestone walls and a lush lawn of Kentucky bluegrass, ornamental grasses and evergreens. The home's modern rustic architecture includes a Juliet-style balcony for taking in the mountain views.
Thick Ornamental Grass Create Lush Plant Line Outside Covered Front Porch
Thick, decorative grass creates a lush plant line leading to the front door of this home. Sunlight highlights the vivid natural color of the healthy, spacious yard. White columns support the covered front porch and a textured neutral siding fits beautifully with the rich plant surroundings.