If you think your front garden is lacking in someway, you might want to take steps to make it look more appealing.

After all, people usually get an impression about a home within the first couple of seconds of spotting it, and the front garden is one of the first things they’ll see.

A front garden that’s been done out can also add value to a home, so whether you’re looking to sell or simply looking to make it more appealing for yourself, it’s a good place to start.

Here are the ins and outs of making your front garden look more appealing:

Plant Pretty, Colourful Flowers

Pretty flowers always make a garden look better, so if you want to make your garden more appealing one of the best and easiest things you can do is plant some.

This trick even works for small gardens, so don’t be afraid to experiment with bold, bright flowers to really make an impact.

Add a Patio

Patio - Photo by Luis Javier Gala Orgaz

It’s popular in America, but seems it hasn’t really caught on in England. That being said, a patio on the front garden if you’ve got a nice bit of space could look amazing. Not only will you add more appeal and interest to your front garden, you’ll also be able to relax their on a summers day and smile smugly at the neighbors as you sip your cool refreshing beverage. Check out companies like Total Driveways to help you!

Make a Statement

Why not make a statement with your front garden? If you have the space, a walkway looks lovely as a little path leading up to your front door. By decorating the walkway with plants and maybe even curving it slightly, you can create a charming appeal.

Consider Nature

Bird feeder - Photo by  Gareth Williams

Think about the birds, animals, and other wildlife in your area, then think about and research the kinds of plants that attract them. The natural wildlife in your garden will look beautiful, and really enchant your friends and neighbors. Add a bird feeder or bath to attract even more pretty birds.

Make it Evergreen

There are many varieties of evergreen plants, which you can use to your advantage. They are fairly low maintenance, meaning you could select a few of your favourites and then have them through all of the seasons. The only thing you need to remember is to research how large they’ll grow, so you don’t end up with varying heights that don’t match and an overgrown jungle.

Use Both Natural and Artificial

Natural and artificial elements can work well together by giving your garden a comfortable feel. Depending on the size of your front garden and path, you could use big boulders to line it paired with small trees and shrubs.

If you want your garden to make a great impression on friends, family, neighbors, and passers by; you’ll do well if you follow the tips above. Remember to have fun with your garden and experiment with different colours, textures, and even wildlife!

Photo taken from Flickr