The front yard of your house is the first impression that others get of your house and also your living style. Your front yard expresses your taste as well as your personality. The first thing to be seen is that your front yard landscaping ideas should be in accordance to the architectural style of your house whether contemporary or traditional.
Whatever the size of your front yard the landscaping has to be in proportion and should match the scale of the house as well as complement it. If large trees are planted in the front yard it might just overshadow the house.
At times ornamental trees are planted to hide certain parts of the house as a privacy wall but sometimes the trees should be cut at such a height that enhances the real character and style of your house.
A small pathway or walkway should be made to lead up to the house, and line both sides of the path with bright flowering plants like bell flowers, anemones or any other flower of your liking. You can plant ornamental creepers next to the house as these creepers climbing on the side walls of the house will definitely make a vibrant statement. The front yard landscaping looks beautiful with well trimmed lawns only if it is maintained regularly.
Otherwise you can replace the grass with a stone courtyard or wide walkways and make borders of flower beds and plant snapdragons, daisies, pansies or chrysanthemums. Small front yards can have the ground covered with white pebbles or pea gravel. Whatever you do just make sure to maintain the front yard landscaping properly for a beautiful well kept look.