25 Low Maintenance Front Yard Landscaping Ideas

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A well-designed front yard landscape helps highlight the beauty and architectural features of a house, and also raises a home’s value by improving curb appeal. While an attractive yard may take time and money to create, there are some creative and low-maintenance ways to update your home’s exterior without breaking the bank.

Mini Water Feature

A water feature in your front yard will instantly raise the curb appeal to a new level making it relaxing, calming and welcoming. It may be a pond, a waterfall or a fountain – it’s up to you and the style of your front yard. A small pond with water lilies is classics, a modern waterfall with large rocks will add a contemporary feel and a small fountain is a great option for homeowners who like the sounds made by a water feature but do not want to care for a pond or large fountain. Choose water-wise annuals and groundcovers to ring the fountain without crowding it.

a modern and bold front yard waterfall clad with natural stone and tiles and with pebbles

a modern and bold front yard waterfall clad with natural stone and tiles and with pebbles

a natural looking waterfall done with large rocks and with pebbles around will bring a frehs feel to your front yard

a natural looking waterfall done with large rocks and with pebbles around will bring a frehs feel to your front yard

a front yard water feature with large rocks and herbs all around and a large tree over it

a front yard water feature with large rocks and herbs all around and a large tree over it

modern box fountains in the front yard boost the contemporary feel of the house and outdoor spaces

modern box fountains in the front yard boost the contemporary feel of the house and outdoor spaces

a natural-looking water feature with rocks, evergreens and greenery around next to the porch

a natural-looking water feature with rocks, evergreens and greenery around next to the porch

a modern fountain of large dark stones nestled in a bed of impatiens by the front door

a modern fountain of large dark stones nestled in a bed of impatiens by the front door

a beautiful pond with leaves and water lilies makes the porch more beautiful and chic

a beautiful pond with leaves and water lilies makes the porch more beautiful and chic

a recirculating waterfall in the front yard and a frog statuette to mark the outdoor space

a recirculating waterfall in the front yard and a frog statuette to mark the outdoor space

a large pond decorated with rocks, with blooms and greenery makes this front yard stunning

a large pond decorated with rocks, with blooms and greenery makes this front yard stunning

a large turquoise bowl fountain in the front yard will add a relaxing touch to the space

a large turquoise bowl fountain in the front yard will add a relaxing touch to the space

a beautiful and contemporary front yard fountain adds an attractive touch to the space

a beautiful and contemporary front yard fountain adds an attractive touch to the space

a rock fountain of two parts plus large pebbles around looks very natural and adds appeal to the space

a rock fountain of two parts plus large pebbles around looks very natural and adds appeal to the space

Beautiful Picket Fence

Plant the fenceline with a small variety of flowers. By repeating three or four flowers in sequence, you can achieve a simple yet jaw-dropping display which will be the envy of the neighborhood. Hybrid roses tend to be tough and resilient, and with a moderate amount of care, will gain their full potential within a year or two of planting. While you’ll need to monitor your roses for insect infestations and disease, long-blooming varieties will provide you with three seasons of flowers. Rock various colors that you like to keep the fence neutral or to contrast it if you go purple or pink.

a pretty white picket fence with blue hydrangea and pink impatients for raising curb appeal

a pretty white picket fence with blue hydrangea and pink impatients for raising curb appeal

a white picket fence with lush white blooms growing along it make it fresh and beautiful

a white picket fence with lush white blooms growing along it make it fresh and beautiful

a white picket fence with lush pink blooms that contrast and highlight the space with their volume and bright colors

a white picket fence with lush pink blooms that contrast and highlight the space with their volume and bright colors

a white picket fence with lush white blooms and greenery all around make the front yard dreamy

a white picket fence with lush white blooms and greenery all around make the front yard dreamy

a lovely white picket fence with lush pink, purple and neon yellow blooms growing along the fence

a lovely white picket fence with lush pink, purple and neon yellow blooms growing along the fence

Potted Border

If you are too busy to keep the border looking perfect, opt for pots. While especially useful for bulbs which need special care and often need to be overwintered indoors, you can also buy potted flowers, evergreen shrubs, or creeping groundcovers and simply swap them out for new plants as the seasons change. This is an especially useful idea for neglected side yards which are left bare.

a potted pathway with pebbles makes the space welcoming, beautiful and the pots can be changed

a potted pathway with pebbles makes the space welcoming, beautiful and the pots can be changed

a cozy front yard with a gravel pathway and potted blooms and greenery that line up the path

a cozy front yard with a gravel pathway and potted blooms and greenery that line up the path

a pathway lined up with large pots with greenery and pebbles on the ground for an ultra-modern space

a pathway lined up with large pots with greenery and pebbles on the ground for an ultra-modern space

a welcoming pathway with large brick flower beds with greenery and pebbles on the ground with large tiles

a welcoming pathway with large brick flower beds with greenery and pebbles on the ground with large tiles

Lined Pathways

Line up your pathways to make them look cooler! It can be done with various types of greenery and blooms, with large rocks and pebbles or all of them here and there. While evergreens certainly keep a yard from feeling bare in the winter, azaleas have the added benefit of producing breathtaking floral displays during the spring and early summer, they can be a perfect liner for the pathways. Paired with a short but colorful groundcover such as creeping thyme or phlox, a short hedge can be one of the lowest-maintenance options for flower beds and walkway borders.

a stone front yard pathway with moss in between and around for a welcoming and beautiful space

a stone front yard pathway with moss in between and around for a welcoming and beautiful space

a beautiful front yard path lined up with greenery and white blooms all around for a neat and elegant look

a beautiful front yard path lined up with greenery and white blooms all around for a neat and elegant look

a front yard pathway of stone decorated with moss and with white blooms lining up the path

a front yard pathway of stone decorated with moss and with white blooms lining up the path

a front yard pathway of tiles lined up with succulents, blooms and large pebbles all around

a front yard pathway of tiles lined up with succulents, blooms and large pebbles all around