Our Favourite Front Yard Landscaping Ideas

Whether you’re a new homeowner or are looking to add that something extra to your home – a front yard landscaping ideas are well worth looking into. Of course, you don’t need to go it alone as there are plenty of fantastic, hard-working gardeners and landscapers willing to help.

Much like choosing a interior home design that best suits your lifestyle, wants and needs, the same applies for landscaping. It’s well worth conducting some basic research to decide exactly what you would like. Consider such factors as yours and your family’s lifestyle, and how you intend to use the front yard area of your home.


It’s worth noting that most volume builders will not include landscaping – usually only turn key house and land packages will. In this case, it’s good to bear in mind that any landscaping will add value to your property.

Our Favourite Front Yard Landscaping Ideas For You

Growing Plants

Overcome any property concerns such as peeping neighbours or busy main roads by planting-out your front yard. The plants may not create a full-on privacy barrier, but will certainly see an improvement made from a buyer’s standpoint. Apart from this, consider the stunning visual appeal and upgrade your front yard would receive.

Discuss the possibilities with your local nursery, focusing on your garden’s particular environment. Consider things such as shade, light emission, standard of soil, proximity to other properties and etc. If you’re wanting to create immediate impact, also consider hedging.

New Lawn

Provide your front garden with a renewed freshness. Laying new lawn will make any home dazzle. Also consider that a healthy lawn is beneficial for the environment.

Neaten Lawn Edges


Going hand in hand with your new lawn, edging your lawn will provide a real difference. It will make the front yard look restrained, tamed and cared for.

Maintaining a nice edge is easy and can be done quite simply. Cut a tidy separation between your yard’s lawn and garden bed, path or fence. If this isn’t your preferred option, physical barriers such as steel, brick or stone will suffice.

Landscape On A Budget

You can still make your front yard appealing without having to break the bank. Be careful, all the little things here and there do add up out of sight. Consider what materials you will be using, what plants you’ll be putting in, tradesmen, and any other fees.

Perform a thorough planning process; figure out what you would like, set an exact budget (make room here and there) and prioritise certain jobs. Walk around your front yard, imagine where you would place things, when you realise what you want done and where you want it, then set your budget accordingly.

Get Help

Don’t be a DIY hero, seek the help your garden deserves. Contact professional tradespeople and ask them to come to your place for a quote. Landscapers should be the first people you contact, but also consider that you may need builders, bricklayers, turf installers, and other tradespeople specific to your project.

How can iBuildNew help

For more information regarding property investments or how you can improve your property, be sure you speak to one of our home building experts on 1800 184 284.

They are independent and motivated to see you achieve your property and investment goals. You can also book a call online.

Michael Poiveson

Armed with a background in multimedia and written communications, Michael has a zest for everything outdoor living, and can be found enjoying the serenity of occasionally overlong scenic walks.


iBuildNew is the market leading aggregator dedicated to residential home construction and land development. As an independent platform, iBuildNew helps Australians identify and compare new home designs, house and land packages and land estates. It’s the smart way home buyers, who are considering a new build, can find the ideal options to match their individual needs. Home building is a big decision, we make sure you get it right.

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