Give your front yard a makeover with these handy tips!

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Check out these tips and tricks and turn your front yard into the envy of your street.

Your front yard is usually the first thing people see when they visit and the last thing they see when they leave. Since it could be someone’s first impression of your home, it’s important that it stands out and sticks in their mind.

Unfortunately, a lot of people tend to neglect their front yards. They keep it neat and tidy, but they don’t go the extra mile to make it truly ‘pop’.

The good news is that giving your yard a makeover doesn’t have to be a massive undertaking. In fact, you can do it relatively inexpensively and with very little effort!

Plant some native Australian plants

Choosing to grow native plants in your front yard will benefit both you and the environment.

Native flora provides food and shelter for a range of species, meaning you’ll see an increase in the amount of wildlife that visits your yard. These plants are also low maintenance, cheap to buy and incredibly tolerant to drought.

Take a look at our mega guide to Australian native plants to find out which species would thrive in your area.

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Native plants are hardy and low maintenance.

Lay down some mulch

There are several reasons why all homeowners should incorporate some mulch into their backyard.

A nice, thick layer of mulch makes it much harder for weeds to grow. It also protects the roots of your plants from getting too much sun during summer.

On top of this, the dark shade can really bring out the bright colours in your garden!

Give your house a new coat of paint

Sprucing up the exterior of your home will go a long way to making your front yard more inviting.

Faded spots and peeling and cracked paint can make a home look drab and dreary.

A fresh coat of paint will inject some extra life into your yard, giving your visitors even more reason to be impressed.

Invest in some artificial grass

Artificial grass is neat, tidy, low maintenance and durable, so you just know it’s perfect for a front yard.

Australian Outdoor Living offers four unique varieties of high quality artificial grass, meaning you can customise your front yard to suit your home.

Best of all, artificial lawn is both child and pet-friendly, making it perfect for families!

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Artificial grass is perfect for both children and pets!

Install a birdbath

Adding a birdbath to your front yard will add another unique feature to your garden.

It will look stunning under the shade of a tree and it will attract various species of bird to your garden.

To achieve a truly unique garden, we recommend going down the DIY route and building your own!

Buy an old bench seat

Did you know that something as simple as a bench can completely transform your space?

Yard sales, antique stores and old furniture outlets stock an abundance of bench seats, so you’ll easily be able to find something that suits your taste.

Spruce it up with a bit of sandpaper and a coat of paint and you’ll have the perfect spot to sit and watch the world go by.

Do you have any other tips on how to make your front yard ‘pop’? Let us know in the comments below!

Click here to learn how to create your very own backyard moonlight cinema.

Australian Outdoor Living is passionate about helping people love their life outdoors. We offer a range of products, including:

Have you been thinking about renovating your home? Fill out the free measure and quote form at the top of this article and a member of our dedicated sales team will be in touch.

Our stores are located in Adelaide, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, NewcastleCanberra, and Brisbane.

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