Make a good first impression by having the perfect front yard! What exactly is the perfect front yard, you may ask? Well, there’s no one answer. When it comes to landscaping and decorating, there are many things you should consider, from the environment to your lifestyle. Here are just a few options you might want to look into.
Good Ol’ Fashioned Lawn
Ah, a classic! Lawns are great for just about any home, especially if you or your kids enjoy relaxing or playing in the front yard. Grass lawns also help clean up the air as they release oxygen and trap carbon dioxide. They even keep your house cooler so you may not need to turn on your AC as often. Of course, you need to make sure you have the time to properly take care of your lawn – they must be regularly watered, weeded and mowed. Sure, it’s a bit a work, but it’s definitely worth it!
Invest in Artificial Grass
Looking to save on time and maintenance? Installing an artificial lawn might be the way to go. Although many lawns are plastic (and not 100% eco-friendly), they do save plenty of gallons of water. And for those who think artificial grass looks “too fake,” just take a look at some the more modern and recent manufacturers – you might just be surprised! Yes, artificial grass is on the pricier side, but these lawns can last for many years and will save you some hassle.
Rock On with a Rock Garden
Not interested in either a full natural or artificial lawn for your front yard? A growing trend is landscaping with rocks. Like artificial grass, you won’t have to worry about watering or maintaining your rock garden, plus rocks are more environmentally friendly. You can also get creative with the design of your yard, using colorful stones to make patterns and designs. Feel the need to add some green? Stones are a great substitute for mulch, so you’ll be able to successfully add plants to your front yard.