Before & After

Planting design for a front yard: moving on from the traditional planting-along-the-house-wall scenario



The easiest way to soften the appearance of a building is to add a strip of planting along the wall. However, unless the border is sufficiently wide to allow for 'layering' with at least two plants in between the wall and the edge of the strip, it is also one of the most difficult ways to make an interesting planting composition. If there is insufficient space to create a reasonably wide border, plants in a narrow planting area next to the house can be used in combination with plantings elsewhere to develop an overall planting composition for the space. Read on to discover how.....