Last Updated on January 5, 2021 by April
Well maintained grass lawns look great, but we all know it’s the flowers that impress. Adding color to your front yard can have a huge impact on the overall curb appeal of your home. Get creative with these front garden landscaping ideas. They’re bound to help you create the entryway landscaping you’ve always dreamed of!
Before we get started, be sure to check out these container garden ideas for unique ways to plant your garden. However, in case you’re looking to bring the outdoors into your home, try some of these indoor gardening DIYs. They work for small and big spaces alike because the right plants shape any size room. Now, we’re going outdoors, because it’s time to find your favorite flower bed idea!
What Flowers Stay in Bloom All Year?
Annual flowers are a great way to give your front garden life for as much of the year as possible. By planting certain types of flowers for each season, you can enjoy blooms on a regular basis. Here are some annual favorites.
Petunias – Spring, but can also bloom during Summer and Fall
Sweet Pea – Spring
Sweet Asylum – Summer and Fall
Pansy – Spring and Early Summer
Diascia – Fall, Winter, and Spring
Euphorbia – Summer and Fall
Cornflower – Late Spring, Summer, and Fall
Tall Verbena – Summer and Fall
Marigold – Summer and Fall
Dahlia – Summer and Fall
Front of House Flower Bed Ideas
Now that you have seen a few of the beautiful flower options you can add to your flower beds, it’s time to see the flower bed designs. These flower bed ideas for your front yard will certainly turn heads. If you make sure to include various annuals for different seasons, you can enjoy a colorful front yard on a regular basis.
Looking to create a stunning winter garden? Be sure to check out these winter flower garden plants that will survive the cold weather.
Without further ado, here are the flower bed ideas.
Tulip Flower Bed With Rock Edging
Framing your grass with loads of flowers is a great way to add interest to your landscaping. You can add many different flowers, as shown in the photo above, or you can keep it simple with one or two types. This option is perfect for those who want a little pop without the extra work of having the entire front landscaping of flowers.
Tidy Rows of Varying Colored Flowers
Crazy about flowers? If you can’t get enough of the beautiful color flowers provide, choose several colors of flowers that look nice together. For example, the photo above has flowers that go from pink to purple, to red, and then yellow. The pink, purple, and red flowers go together, with white as a buffer between the red and yellow flowers on the other side.
Tree Base Flower Bed
Place emphasis on your beautiful green trees by placing a bed of flowers at their base. Even if your bed of flowers ends up much small than the one in the photo above, it will make a dramatic difference. It is a good idea to make the bed of flowers proportional to your tree size.
Square Raised Flower Bed
Raised flower beds look great in both your front and backyard. Keep things looking need by being consistent with flower bed shapes. If you prefer square, use square raised beds for the entirety of your garden.
Round Flower Bed
Here is a great example of a round flower bed. The same idea applies here; be consistent with your raised flower bed shape.
Round Raised Flower Bed #2
Raised Rectangle Flower Bed
Hanging Tire Flower Bed
Hanging a tire planter (yes, with the garden gnome!) on one of the trees in your front yard can add quirk to your setup. I love creative garden ideas, and this one will surely turn your neighbors’ heads. If you were considering hanging baskets for your front yard garden, this is a great twist to try. Be sure to check out the tutorial from DIY Show Off.
DIY Vertical Flower Bed
If you happen to have a wall in front of your house that could use something extra, then try a DIY vertical flower bed. Try color coordinating the vertical garden with the rest of your flower garden for a cohesive look. To see the materials used, check out The Idea Room.
Violin Flower Bed
I’ve heard of singing and playing music for your plants, but how about potting them in an actual cello? Next time you find yourself with a repairable instrument, try making some use out of it. What was once trash can become a beautiful showpiece for your front lawn.
In case you don’t have a tree to hang tires from, consider layering them. I’d recommend placing these on your front porch. You can add a creative pop of color to your landscaping by painting your tires. I love the cute patterns on the painted tires above.
You can find more tire planter ideas from Birds and Bloom.
This flower bed pot idea from Sequing Gardens is genius! Simply pot your flowers as you usually would and plant the pot into the ground. This way, it’s easier to replant your flowers when the time comes.
Allow your flower garden to show its beauty even late at night with a light-up vase. By using a glowing flower pot, you highlight the most appealing aspects of your yard.
Find out how to design a garden with Home Edit.
Flower Bed Pathway
Guide your guests to your front door with a beautiful pathway of flowers. To get this cottage-style flower bed, allow some greenery to grow between each stepping stone.
See more garden path ideas with stepping stones at The Garden Lover’s Club.
If only flowers like these naturally grew from logs! Since they don’t, we will just have to improvise. Please take note of the enormous, yet adorable faux ant climbing the tree stump.
This image is thanks to Hometalk.
Log Flower Bed #2
Tree Stump Planter
Don’t know what to do with that old stump in your front yard? Try one of my favorite front of house flower bed ideas.
Learn how to create a beautiful tree stump garden bed from Balcony Garden Web.
If you aren’t into the overgrown landscape concept, then try a minimalist approach. I love this simple idea because it incorporates dark brown mulch to create a clean look. It also works for those opting for a low maintenance approach.
See more photos at Garden Landscape Ideas.
Flower Wheel Barrow
This is a popular look for farmhouse style homes and gardens. If you love the grown in garden look, then you should try this idea for sure. There are plenty of ways to make a creative garden with this setup, and it’s low maintenance too!
Check it out at Kifissia Flower Show.
Mailbox Flower Bed
Give your mailman something cute to look at next time he delivers your mail. If you’re looking to change out your actual mailbox, then try making the mailbox the actual planter!
Check out more mailbox flower bed ideas at Country Living.
I hope you loved these in front of house flower beds as much as I did!