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Other Gardens : Small Front Gardens

Size: | Problem: | Small front garden No. 1: | Small front garden No. 2: | Small front garden No. 3: | Small front garden No. 4:


Front gardens are usually much smaller than back gardens. Sometimes, they are just a strip of soil in front of the house. Very pretty little ornamental areas can be made of these.


The main problem to deal with in a small front garden is usually the domination of a driveway, or footpath in the smallest gardens. These areas are mostly of mass concrete and not very appealing. They can be improved by being paved with slabs or paving bricks.

Small front garden No. 1

A traditional front garden with lawn, one or two trees, shrubs and perennial flowers. The border of plants provides some privacy and a nice view from the house itself.

Small front garden No. 2

A more radical treatment, the surface of gravel or coarse sand, a few rocks and about twenty plants. This is a scree garden with alpine plants that are easy to look after.

Small front garden No. 3

A traditional style with one or two trees and grass or ground cover plants. This is an easy type of garden to look after if the right choice of specimen trees and shrubs is made.

Small front garden No. 4

Apart from a few small shrubs, the garden is planted with low-growing perennial flowers. These are spread over the ground surface which is deeply mulched with fairly coarse bark mulch.


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