How to design your front yard with style - ideas for replanting

How to design your front yard with style - ideas for replanting

Planning of the route and the border - ideas for the floor plan

Before you can devote yourself to the creative side of a front yard design and create beds, sober factors are in focus. The sidewalks must be planned with a width of 1.20 to 1.30 m so that two people can comfortably sit next to each other. If space allows, a path leads directly to the house entrance, while a narrow path branches off towards a small bench and invites you to linger.

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In addition, the design of the demarcation to the street contributes significantly to the overall impression. Majestic yew hedges are out of place here. Design the small area nicely with a low border in the form of an airy wooden fence, a planted dry stone wall or with filigree grass as a privacy screen.

Redesign the front yard in a romantic style - ideas for the small rose garden

The romantic front garden design harmonizes wonderfully with a house in a country house or half-timbered style. Here you are welcome to dig deep into the plant box and ignore the much-cited minimalism. Let the following planting plan inspire you to make a small front yard area beautiful:

  • Small shrub roses 'Medeo', ground cover roses 'Heidetraum' and floribunda rose 'Fortuna' mark the demarcation
  • Arrange these small roses in groups of 3 or 5 along the fence and in the bed
  • Combine white shrub rose 'Ice Meidiland' with pink blooming splendor (Astilbe) 'Younique Pink'
  • Sedges (Carex morrowii 'Variegata') line the entrance path alternating with bed roses 'Sweet Haze'
  • Dark pink 'Smart Road Runner' florets add splashes of color below the house window

To the right and left of the entrance, two yew cones welcome your visitors. Boxwood balls scattered in the bed create a year-round structure in the appearance.

Create a noble and easy-care front yard - ideas for planting

In terraced houses and semi-detached houses, the space for the front garden is limited. If paths and parking spaces are planned, sometimes no more than 4 square meters are available for planting. This does not mean that you have to do without a representative front garden design. The following planting suggestion shows how you can create a new small bed area with an elegant flair:

  • 2 white anemones (Anemone x japonica), 80 cm
  • 1 white splendid spar (Astilbe x thunbergii), 130 cm
  • 2 white bergenias (Bergenia stracheyi), 40 cm
  • 3 blue Caucasus forget-me-nots (Brunnera macrophylla), 40 cm
  • 3 white-green sedges (Carex), 30-40 cm
  • 1 wolf milk (Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea'), 50 cm
  • 3 purple bells (Heuchera x micrantha), 40-60 cm
  • 1 hosta with white-green leaves, 60 cm
  • 3 blue lily grapes (Liriope muscari), 30 cm
  • 1 white flame flower (Phlox divaricata), 30 cm
  • 1 ball maple 'Globossum' (Acer platanoides), 250-300 cm

Arrange these plants so that the lower perennials frolic in the front area and the larger plants thrive towards the house wall. The task of the spherical maple is as the main plant in the middle of the front garden. Alternatively, you can plant a flowering shrub as a high stem, such as the panicle hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata) 'Vanille Fraise'.

Create a front garden in the Mediterranean style - a planting plan for a Mediterranean flair

When proud builders rebuild the front garden on the completed home, the Mediterranean style is very popular. In fact, authentic elements such as beige-colored decorative gravel, natural stone slabs made of sand-lime stone or earth-colored terracotta buckets harmonize wonderfully with a modern architectural style. The following plants underline the atmospheric Mediterranean color:

  • Front: 2 pearl baskets (Anaphalis triplinervis) 'Silberregen' alternating with 2 lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • Behind: 3 feather grass (Stipa tenuissima), above which a high bearded iris (Iris barbata-Elatior) is enthroned
  • As guide plants: in the middle 1 wolf milk (Euphorbia characias ssp. Wulfenii), in the background 1 Chinese reed (Miscanthus sinensis)

The Mediterranean front garden design is rounded off by bushes (Lavatera x olbia), feather carnations (Dianthus plumarius), ornamental sage (Salvia), dost (Origanum laevigatum) and other sun worshipers from southern climes.

Make the front yard beautiful with decoration - ideas to decorate

You can add the finishing touches to your front garden design with tasteful decorative items. Smart ideas have long since banished old-fashioned garden gnomes and boring metal balls to the attic. The following collection of ideas reflects the current trends:

  • Arches made of metal for roses, clematis and ivy incorporate the house facade into the design
  • Buddha figures, lanterns and stone stalls exude an Asian flair
  • Stone elves, flower children and sheep harmonize wonderfully with a country-style front garden
  • Insect hotels and birdhouses demonstrate closeness to nature
  • Boulders in the region replace small trees as a leading figure

There is enough space for water features in the form of columns, even in the limited area of ​​a front garden. Our feathered friends in the Mediterranean front garden look forward to a terracotta bird bath.


When you re-create your front yard, plan a privacy screen for the garbage cans. Behind a narrow gabion wall or an evergreen thuja hedge, the indispensable and unsightly barrels are hidden from view in a decorative way.