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Video: Front Garden Design. Site Planning. Garden Paths. Photo
The front garden is the first thing that visitors see when entering your yard, this is the face of your house and this circumstance should be used, because you will not have a second chance to make a good first impression. Take time to design your front garden and you will enjoy the results every time you leave your home. When designing a front garden, one should take into account the location of the house, the place where the car is parked, and the improvement of the space in general. The design should be based on the specific functions of the site.
You will need to clearly identify the path to the front door. Choose a material that is safe underfoot, complements the home and surroundings. Gravel looks good, but it needs to be well compacted to avoid the feeling of "plowing in the mud" when the shoe is immersed in it.
A brick path is suitable for a brick house or for paving elsewhere in the garden (behind the house). The width of the path should be at least 1 m and lighting should be installed for safety at night.
It is important to develop it seriously, since this is the arrival area. This should be a space that is wider than the path that leads to the entrance. You need to equip a place to put your purchases (carry-on luggage) when you look for keys, and visitors can stand and wait here. Create a welcoming atmosphere with attractive potted plantings or original lighting so you can see who is outside at night.
When designing it, make sure it is large enough for cars. Think about how it will look when the car is not there. For example, include original elements in the paving, including colored ones, for interest. If the car is only parked occasionally, you can plant climbing plants among the pavement to break up the parking area.
Plants soften the space and create a connection between the home and the garden. If you are saving on operating costs, use short plants. Evergreens are a good option. They are of interest throughout the year; it is advisable to include some fragrant plants on the lawn, and frame the entrance with a climbing rose.