If you have recently moved into a new home that needs some landscaping done in the front yard, you may be in need of some good design ideas. The latest landscape design trends have moved away from planting shrubbery up against the foundation of the home. This practice is considered a safety hazard in areas where fire danger is high, and is discouraged in other locations because dense shrubbery provides rodents with places to hide. Planting perennial and annual flowers around your foundation is a great way to add color and interest to your yard without having to deal with the hassle of having shrubs.
Other current design trends reflect an interest in incorporating edible landscaping into the front yard vegetation, increased use of native plants and a move away from traditional lawns. People want to go into their yards on summer mornings and return with something delicious to eat while they drink their coffee or tea, and they don’t want to spend entire weekends tending a yard full of lawn grass.
The latest design trends also reflect the growing movement toward urban farming. Large tubs with thriving culinary herbs spilling over the edges are the latest front yard accessory of many urban homes.