7 Ideas for Front Yard Sidewalk Landscaping

Plan for All Seasons

A street-side garden that thrives all year. In spring, bulbs and crabapples burst with color, followed by perennials like Oriental poppies. Extend the blooming season with peonies, daylilies, coreopsis, coneflowers

Solve a Slope Problem

A retaining wall and sidewalk garden can transform a sloping front yard, making it easier to maintain. A concrete retaining wall dressed with vibrant blooms and a charming white picket fence

Utilize Containers

Sidewalk gardens can thrive in containers, creating a beautiful effect. A series of container gardens lines this sidewalk, with chartreuse flowers like lady's mantle spilling between the pots.

Add a Splash of Color

Enhance curb appeal with a garden between the fence and sidewalk. Red nicotiana, red-leafed Acalypha, and coleus add vibrant, fragrant colors.

Update Your Entrance

Sidewalk gardens make homes more welcoming. Flowers along a split-rail fence create a charming boundary. Easy-care annuals and perennials between the street and sidewalk add extra interest.

Create Cottage Charm

Accentuate your home's style with planting along the sidewalk. A Victorian home is made more charming by a cottage-style garden filled with roses and other cut flowers

Make Your Yard Feel Intimate

A colorful flower pocket along the sidewalk can make a house feel more inviting. A border with daylilies, perennial geraniums, sedum, and other varieties adds seasonal beauty and complements the house.