Golden Rules for Front Garden

Gray bench in a front garden

When it comes to the front garden, you’re probably much more concerned about making a good first impression. This means there’s no need to have a huge space in front of your house—even if yours is on a small plot of land. In fact, it’s often better to keep things simple with something small that looks good than having an overgrown jungle out front that no one wants to visit.

Begin with the best soil you have

Your soil should be free of all weeds, stones, roots, and sticks. It should also be free of any rocks or other objects that will ruin the appearance of your beautiful front garden.

Keep it simple

The first golden rule of front garden design is to keep it simple. Don’t overdo it. An overgrown garden can be just as much of a mess as one that isn’t kept up at all. Don’t be afraid to use a few different types of plants, but don’t go overboard with too wide varieties in the same space. Keep some room for variety by using different colors and textures for each type of plant or feature you use in your design scheme, but don’t go overboard with too many colors or textures either!

The key here is balance. A balance between plants that grow well together, a balance between looks that complement each other. Also, a balance between size and shape, so everything fits well together without being overcrowded or awkwardly spaced out.

Keep your lawn

Lawns are a good option for front gardens, as they are easy to maintain and won’t require much time or effort. Lawns can be installed fast, without any fuss, and you won’t need to spend hours or days getting them started. Even if you’re new to gardening and want an instant result, lawns are the way to go because they come with their own pre-installed seeds and fertilizer, which will get them off to a great start.

If you don’t have much spare time or energy for gardening, this could be another reason why lawns are suitable for your front garden. You won’t have any issues maintaining it since all that needs doing is cutting the grass every week or so; no digging up weeds or watering plants!

Use easy-care plants

Do you like to spend time in your front garden, watering and pruning? If so, you might want to consider a different plant. There are plenty of easy-care plants (like lavender) that don’t require a lot of water or fertilizer. These plants are also more likely to survive the harsh British weather if you’re unable to regularly maintain them.

If your answer is no, consider using an artificial grass lawn instead. Artificial grass comes in various varieties and colors, making it perfect for any style or color scheme! Plus, it’s made from recycled plastic bottles – so it’s environmentally friendly too!

Choose the right plants for the space and light levels

Choosing the right plants for your garden can be a challenge. You need to consider the space, light levels, and soil type. But you also need to consider how much time you’re willing to spend on maintenance and watering.

There are plenty of plants that will thrive in almost any environment, but if you want something unique or unusual, there’s no substitute for doing some research first. It’s a good idea to talk with local nurseries or even hire an experienced gardener who can walk through your land with you and help identify suitable candidates.

Stick to a color scheme

There are a few color schemes that you can choose from to create your garden:

  • A monochromatic scheme uses the same color throughout. This is the easiest way to create unity in your garden and ensure it looks cohesive.
  • A complementary scheme uses two colors opposite each other on the color wheel. This can add interest without overwhelming your design with too many colors or patterns.
  • An analogous scheme uses three colors next to each other on the color wheel (for example, red, orange, and yellow).

If you’re unsure which one will work best for you, think about what kind of personality you want your garden to have—it should reflect who you are and suit its location and purpose (like an urban balcony).

Make sure your plants fit the style of your home

If you spend time and money on your front garden, make sure that the plants you choose fit the style of your home. Consider whether or not they look like they belong there. If they don’t, consider if they could be transplanted into another part of your garden or yard.

Also, think about the size of your front garden and what types of plants will work best in it. Don’t overstock the space with large shrubs, trees, or flowering plants—they can look out of place and overwhelm an otherwise simple landscape design. Also, keep in mind how much light would reach different areas of your property based on where it sits concerning surrounding structures like houses or fences. This may affect which plants are appropriate for specific locations and their growth rate/flowering times (e.g., if there’s too much shade).


It’s a good idea to start with the best soil you have. If you’ve got a lawn, keep it! Depending on how much work you want to put into your front garden, plenty of easy-care plants can be used. Look for plants in similar colors, so they look great together.

Finally, make sure that anything you plant fits in with the style of your home and property – having an attractive front garden will help sell your house if you ever decide to move!