Formal Colonial Front Yard Design Idea

A formal landscape design style just seems the logical choice for a colonial style home. Of course, many other less formal design styles would do well. Even the whimsical style of a cottage garden or English garden is often seen with this style of home.

While the formal garden style is so appealing to so many folks is because it is so clean and neat. However, just remember that the reason formal gardens are so neat and clean looking is because they take a lot of work to keep looking that good all the time.

formal front yard landscape design for a colonial style home

Aside from the maintenance tasks related to formal garden design, there are a few good points about them. Of course, for folks that love to work out in the yard and have time for it, they are a perfect way to pass the time. Formal yards are also a great avenue to be creative in the yard and garden.

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Most generally, much of the plant selection is evergreen so the landscaping has curb appeal for most of the year including the Winter months.

Also, as you'll see in either of the listed directories of formal garden ideas, that a good majority of colonial formal gardens use lawn turf as an independant design element. Just as the rest of the plants in the front yard garden and landscape, the lawn areas have formal symmetrical shapes as well.

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