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Month: May 2017

Five Design Ideas for Front Yard Landscaping

Front yard landscaping is one of the most difficult challenges a homeowner faces. The typical front yard is not a place we spend much time, yet it is on full view for the public as they walk or drive past our home. The front yard design presents an image to the world – or at least the neighborhood – and most of us want that to be an attractive, welcoming image. Too many front yards have only a line of shrubs against the house and a single tree somewhere between the house and the street. The rest of the...

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Front Yard Landscaping – How to Design for Depth

A standard approach to creating interest and depth in landscape painting and photography is the use of layers, specifically, a foreground, middleground and background. The foreground appears to be closest to the viewer, the background farthest away and the middleground, which often contains the primary subject of the composition, is in between. The same approach can be used for your front yard landscape. Layers add depth to all sizes of front yards. The layered approach is particularly useful in small yards or when a homeowner wants to make the house seem further away from the street than it actually...

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