The front yard landscaping has a very important role in defining the curb appeal of your home. Choosing plants, trees, shrubs and lighting that work with the type of home you have can have a dramatic effect. The appearance of the front of your home is not only important for you and the value of the home, but also in keeping the appearance and value of your neighborhood.
Putting in some new landscaping in the front yard can have a number of different items that you can plan for. Here is a list to get you started.
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A good place to start is to take pictures of other homes in your area. Look at each picture and determine both items that you like and items that you don’t like. Most great landscapes fit with the architectural style of the home, so try to find plants and trees that fit.
Sometimes you can get some great advice by taking pictures of your home to a local nursery. As you learn about different trees and shrubs, the staff can help guide you to make selections that might work not only from an appearance standpoint, but also from a sun exposure and watering requirements perspective.
Here is a great video from eHow Garden on the things to consider in your front yard landscaping.