The backyard is typically where families tend to spend most of their time, which means that it also tends to be the focus of many landscaping projects. However, the front yard is where all the curb appeal happens and it should give you a good feeling when you pull up to your home. With that in mind, we have put together a few ideas that will help you improve your Raleigh area front yard

Terraced Landscaping

If you have a steep front yard, adding terraced planters can not only help fight erosion but also help make the most of the space. You can choose from any number of stone materials to help shape and build the terraces and fill them with plants and shrubs that thrive in the North Carolina climate. An appealing landscape design will welcome guests and add color and texture to your home. 

Foliage Walkway

Concrete, blacktop, and stone walkways aren’t necessarily inviting, but you can dress them up by adding foliage on each side. You can even add some privacy by choosing plants that will grow a few feet tall. Contrasting greens will provide a rich backdrop for your walkway.

Arbor Entryway

Installing an arbor to your front walkway will give your yard a whimsical feel and make people feel like they are entering a special area. An arbor also provides the perfect place for climbing and flowering vines for additional color.   


A water feature enhances any space and there is no rule that says they have to be in the backyard. A waterfall or fountain will add interest to your front yard that even passersby will enjoy. 


Adding decorative lighting is one of the simplest landscape additions that can instantly transform your yard. Lighting options are more advanced and varied than ever, so you can get creative with how you highlight walkways, showcase different plantings, and even uplight trees. 

Upgrading your front yard can be simpler and less expensive than you might think. For more inspiration and professional help with your landscape projects, contact the experts at JT’s Landscaping. We can help you design and implement a truly unique landscape that fits your lifestyle and your budget.