Less lawn, more garden. That’s the strategy behind the landscape makeover this Dutch Colonial home received from Westover Landscape Design. A damaged lawn was reconstructed into a spectacular front yard garden that’s far more appealing than an expansive of grass. Take a look and see if you agree.
A blue stone entry and portico were added to the front of the house, while a cedar picket fence was installed to separate the garden from the surrounding street and neighbors. A fence always provides opportunity for new plantings on both sides, and this home makes great use of both sides.
Hydrangeas mix with a myriad of other flowers, spilling over the pickets to greet visitors to the front yard garden.
To the side of the yard is a charming pebble patio with a pair of turquoise Adirondack chairs. Lush plants surround the patio providing an air of intimacy and privacy.
A variety of plantings grace the front of the Dutch Colonial home, softening the foundation. At the steps leading to the front door is a charming urn fountain.
A close-up photo of the fountain reveals the bubbling action that creates a soothing sound in the front yard garden. I plan to add a fountain somewhere in my front yard – maybe this summer.
A stepping stone path leads across the pebble patio to the driveway. What a cozy place to enjoy a glass of wine at the end of the day.
I keep telling hubby that I want to create a front yard garden similar to this one by Westover Landscape Design, preferably something low maintenance.