Spruce up a front yard (after) Homeowner Troy Bankord redesigned the front yard to accentuate the existing diagonal sidewalk. (The emphasis on the diagonal also made the shallow setback seem deeper.) He added a diagonally placed wall between the driveway and the garden and planted islands of plants near the sidewalk.
A clean and simple hardscape, plus a traditional lawn and a harmonious planting bed, allows the lines of the house itself to stand out. The lamppost fits the style of the house and serves as an accent piece. Providing a patch of light to mark the start of the path at night isn't a bad idea, either.
Fabulous Front Yard--This flower-filled front yard is low-maintenance and eco-friendly. Low-growing, mounding perennials offer a patchwork of color year round. Drought-tolerant sedums and succulents create a beautiful but casual mix of easy-care perennials.
Landscape lighting can keep late-night guests safe and make the outside of your home beautiful: http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/exteriors/curb-appeal/curb-appeal-on-a-dime/?socsrc=bhgpin070114illuminatepathways&page=1