In this post, I’ll share some front yard landscaping pictures with you. I’ll also tell you how you can find a lot more of them, to keep the inspiration flowing.
Landscaping pictures are a great way to get ideas and inspiration. Some people can see a finished project in their mind, and then they know exactly what to do. I’m not one of those people. I like to get ideas from pictures I find online, landscaping books, and even landscapes around town. And judging by the fact that you found this article, you’re probably a lot like me. You prefer to see pictures of front yard landscaping pictures, in order to get some workable ideas for your own yard. So let’s get to it…
Front Yard Pictures
Let’s start with some good shots of front yard landscapes. This will get the ideas popping in your brain. After that, I’ll tell you where you can find plenty more photos like these.
These folks have landscaped a hill in their front yard, in a pretty clever way. They’ve built a rock garden complete with flagstone steps. Add some plants for color and texture, and you have a nice-looking (and unique) front yard vista. Notice how everything flows, as if it happened by nature.
This is a pretty standard tree well, at first glance. But the homeowners have opted to use some nice stonework instead of plain-old bricks or blocks. They’ve also planted shrubs inside the tree well, and some color around the base. The rest of the yard is landscaped nicely too. Notice how it all ties together.
Here’s another front yard landscaping picture I like, because it’s a seamless blend between the forest and the yard. At first glance, it doesn’t look man-made at all. But if you look closely, you’ll see how the homeowners have created a naturalistic border between the woods and their yard.
How to Find Landscaping Photos and Ideas
How can you find front yard landscaping pictures on your own? There are several sources you can use. You’re already familiar with the first one, since you found this website. But let’s talk about all of them anyway…
1. Search the Web
The Internet is the best place to find landscaping photos, whether it’s for the front yard or any other area. In fact, you can use a Google image search to filter the results so that only pictures show up. Most of the images you pull up in this manner will have articles associated with them, or at least a caption of some kind.
This is a great way to see hundreds or thousands of front yard landscaping pics at a glance, in thumb-nail fashion. It’s also a great way find helpful websites relating to plants, gardening, landscape design, etc.
2. Buy a Landscaping Book
You would also benefit from buying a landscaping book that’s specific to your area. For one thing, it will have plenty of full-color pictures of landscaping projects (often in step-by-step fashion). It will also provide you with tips and plant recommendations that are specific to your part of the country.
Choosing the right plants for your climate is a key part of any landscaping project. That’s why these books are such a good investment. You can buy one that is specific to your area. For example, I have one that offers plenty of front yard landscaping ideas and pictures for Central Texas, which is where I live. Check your local bookstore, or go online for more options. The public library is an option, as well.
3. Landscape-Design Software
If you’ve got a big project to do, and you want to do it yourself, you really should invest in some landscape design software. These days, you can find some affordable design tools that are made for do-it-yourself landscapers.
Most of them offer landscaping pictures for inspiration. But more importantly, they help you create a custom design for your own front yard, along with region-specific plant recommendations. When you’re done with the design, you can print it out and use it as both a shopping list and project plan.
I hope you’ve enjoyed these tips for finding front yard landscaping pictures, and I wish you well in your future projects. Good luck.