Nothing is more welcoming than coming home to the sights and sounds of beautiful flowers and sounds of busy bees in your front yard. Not only does it welcome you back home, but it leads friends and families into the same joy you step into every day. Your front yard is the face of your property and it is how you present yourself to the outside world.
When it comes to designing your front yard there are a few things to acknowledge. What will make you feel happy coming home after a day out? What would delight you the most? Start with how you want to see your front yard and what you love. Is it brightly colored flowers or butterflies and birds flying around? Should there be an entranceway outside that allows you to pause and sit and view your yard? Or maybe you love the idea of trees as a focal point with showy shrubs. Or maybe your idea of beauty is a nice healthy, green lawn. Whatever it is that makes you happy should be considered and incorporated into the design in some way.
Now, while it may not matter to you what others think, if you get a great feeling when you get home and see your front entryway, why not spread that positivity to everyone else who passes by? This does not mean you have to plant trees, shrubs and perennials just for the sake of planting things for your neighbors to look at. Rather go back to what makes you happy and focus on that. If you hate looking at your dead plants, chances are everyone hates looking at them too. So do yourself and everyone else a favor and up the curb appeal of your front landscape. However, we are using the term curb appeal loosely because landscapes are not just about how they look. They are about how they make you feel. So rather than curb appeal, consider this to be mood appeal. Once you come to the conclusion that you can make yourself happy, chances are you are going to be able to spread that to others.