7 Creative Ways to Enjoy Your Front Yard Every Day - Rain or Shine

20 July 2023
OG 7 Creative Ways to Enjoy Your Front Yard Every Day Rain or Shine

Your front yard is more than just a space in front of your house. It can be a place to relax, entertain, and enjoy the outdoors. In fact, you can find many ways to make your front yard a beautiful and inviting space.  


No matter what your style or budget is, get creative and start enjoying your front yard all year long with these front yard landscaping ideas.



Front Yard Landscaping Ideas Fit for All Seasons

Generally, you can create an attractive, low-maintenance front yard that complements your house and adds value to your property. But you must consider several things first. This includes the specific sun exposure, soil conditions, and local government regulations when choosing plants and designing your front yard landscape.


Here are some creative ways to make the most of your front yard.



1. Incorporate Ornamental Grasses and Native Plants

Use a mix of ornamental grasses and native plants in your front yard landscape design. These plants are well-adapted to the local climate and require minimal plant maintenance. Choose varieties that thrive in both rainy and summer conditions, such as Fountain grass or Sampaguita, to add visual interest and texture to your yard.



2. Create Garden Beds and Flowering Shrubs

Design a garden bed and incorporate flowering shrubs along the property lines and exterior walls of your house. This helps define boundaries and adds curb appeal. Opt for flowering shrubs that are resilient in various weather conditions, such as Bougainvillea or Hibiscus, to ensure year-round color and beauty.



3. Plant Trees for Shade and Privacy

Plant trees strategically in areas where they can provide shade and privacy. Consider trees like Talisay or Palmera Tree, which are native to the Philippines and can grow well in different soil types. Properly placed trees can help cool your outdoor space and reduce the need for excessive air conditioning, making it a win-win situation.



4. Utilize Ground Covers and Mulch

You can also use ground covers and mulch in your landscape design to control soil erosion during heavy rains and minimize weed growth during the summer. A ground cover like Asian Jasmine or Carabao grass helps prevent soil runoff, while mulch acts as a protective layer and conserves moisture for the plants.



5. Install Retaining Walls and Paving Stones

If your front yard has sloped areas, consider installing retaining walls and paving stones to create terraced landscape areas. This helps prevent soil erosion during heavy rains and provides level spaces for planting flowers or setting up garden art. Choose local materials that blend well with the surroundings and add character to your yard.



6. Design Walkways and Outdoor Spaces

Create pathways using stone or concrete pavers to connect different areas of your front yard. This enhances accessibility and adds a sense of structure to the landscape. You can also create outdoor spaces near the front door, such as a small patio or seating area, to extend the usable floor area and create a welcoming entryway.



7. Mix and Match Edible Plants and Garden Art

Integrate edible plants like herbs or small fruit trees into your front yard garden beds. This not only provides you with fresh produce but also adds visual interest and variety to your landscape design. Furthermore, consider adding garden art like sculptures, birdbaths, or wind chimes to enhance the aesthetic appeal and create focal points in your front yard.



How to Maintain Your Front Yard All Year-Round?

Before you start any yard work, take some time to plan what you want to do. This can help you be well-organized and avoid making costly mistakes. Then, consider following these tips to maintain a beautiful landscape in your front yard all year round.



Choose the right plants. 

Make a list of the plants you want to include in your front yard. Opt for plants that are appropriate for the size of your front yard and will complement the architecture of your home. You can also choose plants that you like and will make you happy to look at every day.



Water regularly. 

The amount of water your plants need will vary based on the climate and the type of plants. However, it's important to water regularly, especially during hot, dry weather. Water deeply so that the water reaches the roots of the plants. It would be ideal to water them in the morning or evening so that the water doesn't evaporate as quickly.



Trim your trees and shrubs regularly. 

Trimming your trees and shrubs will help keep them healthy and looking their best. Thus, you must trim them when the plants are not actively growing. Use sharp shears or loppers to make clean cuts. Remove dead, diseased, or damaged branches.



Remove weeds. 

Weeds can quickly take over your front yard if you're not careful. So, remove them as soon as you see them. There are many ways to remove weeds, such as hand-pulling, hoeing, or using a weed killer.



Aerate your lawn. 

Aerating your lawn every two to three years helps to improve drainage and reduce compaction. You can try different ways to aerate your lawn, such as using a core aerator or a spike aerator. This can keep your lawn stay healthy and green. 



Fertilize your lawn. 

Fertilizing your lawn also helps to promote growth and keep it healthy. However, it's important to fertilize correctly, as too much fertilizer can damage your lawn. So, use a fertilizer that is appropriate for the type of grass you have.



Protect your plants from pests and diseases. 

Fortunately, there are many different pests and diseases that can damage plants. Hence, it's essential to protect your plants by inspecting them regularly and taking steps to control pests and diseases. Look for signs of pests and diseases, such as holes in leaves, wilting or discolored leaves. If you see signs of pests or diseases, take steps to control them, such as using insecticidal soap or fungicide.



Owning a house and lot Philippines is a great investment as it provides you with a place to live and an asset you can appreciate in value over time. Whether it is an affordable house and lot or luxurious property, you must maintain them to keep them looking their best and to ensure their value. 


But do remember that the front yard will always be the first part of your home that people always see. If it is dull and boring, you’ll surely receive negative feedback. So, bring out your creative juices and take advantage of your front yard with great landscaping ideas.


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