A Large Estate Front Yard And Lawn
Tips and Ideas for designs with big yards with a lot of lawn
While a large yard and lawn like this is very beautiful, it is far from being care free and low maintenance. If you have something like this in mind, you may want to consider how much time and money you're willing to put into keeping up such a big area. Realistically though, most folks with large landscapes and lawns like this can afford to have someone else take care of it for them.
Most of the plants are shrubs that require periodic pruning and manicuring. Trimming around the shrubs or weeding the beds they're in can also be very time consuming. And I haven't even mentioned the lawn area and all that's involved in caring for a big lawn like this. If it sounds like I'm not so fond of designs like this, that is correct.
Other than the maintenance and cost of a yard like this, the strain on our natural resources is also a consideration. As populations grow and global temperatures become warmer, we need to be responible with our resources. In a drought situation where water rationing may be a possibility, a large front yard like this one would need some xeriscaping considerations and a quick makeover or it would soon show signs of need.
Planning ahead and using some principles of drought resistant xeriscaping is a good place to start. Don't let that scare you. I'm not talking about rocks and cactus. Xeriscape design is just smart regional environmentally friendly landscaping. See drought resistant xeriscaping to discover ways to create yards that are beautiful and water smart.