25 Stunning Front Yard Flower Bed Ideas for Curb Appeal

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The easiest and most powerful way to make the front yard more appealing is to create flower beds.

Flower beds can incorporate different plant varieties- seasonal blooms and evergreens, ornamental with groundcovers, perennials, and annuals.Flower beds can also vary in shape and layout, which always depends on the yard size, the terrain specifics, and how much time and effort you can invest.

Whether you have a small or a big front yard, you will find inspiration for a flower bed in our collection of 23 Stunning Front Yard Flower Beds to Inspire Your Green Thumb.

1. Low Maintenance Flower Bed

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Do you want a front yard flower bed that requires little maintenance and effort? Then, choose flowers native to your area to plant in the beds.

Native plants will thrive without special needs, giving the flower beds a lush effect with minimal effort.

2. Elegant Style Flower Bed

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Flower beds that are visually differentiated from the lawn and the walkway leading to the front door give an elegant touch to the overall exterior.

The beds can be straight-shaped or curved as shown in this idea, however, that depends on the layout of the adjacent features.

To keep the flower bed maintained and good-looking with minimal effort, go for one kind of flower and mulch layer.

3. Flower Bed With A Retaining Wall

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Flower beds with retaining walls are usually built in sloped areas. In addition to keeping the soil within the garden bed, the retaining walls are also a great natural feature to create outdoor interest.

They are usually made from stones that are durable against rain. Brick is also possible, but its structure cannot withstand long exposure to rain.

4. Flower Bed With Single Variety

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@Windsor Companies

Planting only one flower variety in the front yard garden beds is a lovely and easy way to create an outstanding focal point in the outdoor area.

Imagine the red flowers of the Impatiens shaping a bright living carpet around the walkway, or hydrangeas greeting you on your way to the front door with their lush blooms!

5. Island Flower Beds

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Island flower beds create interest and depth in the front yard. They are usually raised and covered with mulch contrasting with the adjacent lawn.

Another way to differentiate the island beds from the rest of the outdoors is to surround them with an edge made of bricks, decorative rocks, or logs.

The plant varieties in these beds can be annuals or perennials, you can go for one plant variety or mix more.

6. Layered Flower Bed

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@Western DuPage Landscaping, Inc.

Another way to create an interesting focal point in your front yard with a garden bed is to arrange the plant varieties in layers.

Gardeners consult to use native plants in the area that bloom in the same season. That will guarantee a lush flower garden with low maintenance.

7. Rock Flower Beds

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@Landscape Connection

Another interesting front yard flower bed idea is a garden covered with small pebbles.

Rock gardens are preferred by people who don’t have much time. Rock gardens also create a lovely minimalist touch to the outdoors that fits a modern or traditional house exterior.

There are many plant varieties that thrive well in such an environment, so you are not limited to creating a whimsy flower bed.

8. Flower Beds Aside The Front Door Steps

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@Big Rock Landscaping

If you have steps between the yard and the front porch, the areas at the side are the perfect spot for creating flower garden beds.

If you want to follow the inclination of the steps, then the flower beds must be sloped. Another way to recreate the layout is to make retaining walls that raise the garden beds.

9. Flower Bed With No Edging

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Some people love the clear border of the flower beds, others want to blend the flower beds with the lawn.

The islands are without edge in this appealing front yard flower bed idea. Their blooms emerge or dangle down towards the perfectly maintained green carpet. The contrast they create is simply amazing.

10. Flower Beds With Many Plant Varieties

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@Borst Landscape Design

An interesting and natural way to create a unique front yard look is to use many plant varieties for the garden beds.

Arrange them in rows, tufts or belts. Alternate greenery or ornamental kinds with blooming flowers.

11. Raised Flower Bed

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@Big Rock Landscaping

Raised beds are a great way to add a bright touch to the front yard lawn. Usually, the raised beds are created next to the walkway, steps, or exterior walls.

You can experiment with the flower varieties, as it will be easier to maintain a compact garden bed. You can control the soil, the water amount, and drainage and easily eliminate the weeds.

12. Flower Bed To Line The Walkway

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@Borst Landscape Design

Create interest and add color to the walkway of your front yard with a lush flower garden bed.

Be creative and combine shrubs with trees, groundcovers, and blooming plants.

13. Garden Beds With Seasonal Flowers

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@Ginkgo Leaf Studio

If you want to enjoy the beauty and texture of flower garden beds in the front yard during the whole year, plant varieties for each season in each bed.

It is also a good idea to add evergreen plants such as ornamental grass and boxwood shrubs that will create contrast and will keep the landscape green.

14. Flower Bed With Stone Edging

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@Lisk Landscape Innovations

Clean edges are a beautiful finishing touch for a garden bed. Depending on the style you want to enhance, you can make the borders with almost all natural materials.

Bricks match a traditional or cottage exterior while stone borders are perfect for more contemporary and elegant homes.

15. Flower Beds Around Trees Without Edging

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@MLS Landscaping

If you are looking for the perfect place for a front yard garden bed, try creating it around a tree. The bright flower colors will add a nice, colorful touch to the yard without taking much of the space.

Choose plants that can thrive in partial shade. You can leave the rims of the garden beds without edging or add a border that will visually differentiate the garden bed from the rest.

16. Flower Beds Around Trees With Edging

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@gracefulsouthernhome

This is what a flower bed at the base of a tree can look like.

The varieties are arranged in layers that are also coordinated by their shade resistance.

The edging was made from stone bricks, which complement the patio surface and the style of the house’s exterior walls.

17. Corner Flower Bed Idea

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@notaminutewasted

If you want to create a flower bed with a more complicated shape, then go for a planter.

The planter can be produced from metal sheets, lumber leftover, stones, bricks, or concrete. All these materials allow for shaping the flower bed in the desired form.

18. Raised Stone Flower Bed

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@Green Apple Landscaping

One timeless flower garden bed design is a raised bed made from flagstones. The stone adds an authentic natural texture that stands out.

Stone-raised beds can easily blend a lawn front yard or match a walkway made from bricks, stones, or concrete.

19. Flower Beds And Pots

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@Soho Landscape

To create vertical interest in the front yard’s existing flower bed, you can add pots with exotic plants or topiaries and evergreen shrubs.

Use the pots to highlight an accent on the front porch. This inspiring flower bed design shows how the black pots with palms complement the porch’s industrial metal decorations.

20. Cottage Flower Bed

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@John Gehri Zerrer

Cottage-style flower beds are the perfect complement of a farmhouse-style house. Usually, such houses are lined up with stones, bricks, or wooden planks. These claddings create a casual feeling and a visual connection with nature.

For the garden bed, blend seasonal flowers with wildflowers. Plant them randomly as if this is a field garden or create layers.

21. Flower Bed With Boxwood Edging

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@Soho Landscape

If you have loved the edgings of the flower beds in the previous ideas, check out this one!

Instead of building materials, you can use a plant to form the edging. Boxwood is perfect for that as it creates a thick leaf mass and can be shaped as you wish.

22. Pollinator Flower Bed

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@David Morello Garden Enterprises, Inc.

You can use the front yard flower beds to attract wildlife creatures. Before you get started, think of the location and the most appropriate flower varieties that will attract bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.

You can mix and match cornflower with salvia, crocus, hellebores, and rosemary.

In summer, a combination of mallows, lavender, tree lupin or lupin, marjoram, knapweed, red valerian, teasel, mullein, borage, honeysuckle, or climbing jasmine will be wildlife-friendly.

23. Flower Beds With Unique Shapes

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If the terrain allows, you can make a whimsy shape of the flower bed. The interesting form will create interest and make the front yard more appealing.