Fall containers, window boxes and hanging baskets complement established plantings at this country-style home. Mums, ornamental kale and grasses, and decorative accents like cornstalks, dried flower wreaths and country-style ornaments complete the inviting harvest display.
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.
Modern Half-Wall Creates Privacy for Front Entrance
A modern half-wall around the home's front entrance makes the front yard entertaining space semi-private and more functional, allowing the homeowners to make use of all their home's spaces, both indoor and out.
Beautiful flowering plants and manicured hedges surround the sophisticated crushed gravel patio and koi pond. Hand-stacked stone above the waterfall mimic architectural elements found in other parts of the garden.
Spacious Front Garden Featuring Hedgerows and Accent Boulders
In this spacious front garden, hedgerows serve as a boundary between houses, offering privacy and a clean border. Individual accent boulders dot the yard and create a visual contrast against the flat landscape.
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.