Front Yard Veggie Garden? 5 Ways To Make It Look Great

Growing your own herbs and vegetables is a satisfying and healthy hobby. But many Americans find that space in their backyard is at a premium. If you fall into this category, you might be able to use the front yard instead. How, though, can you grow your veggies in the front yard without either angering the local HOA or having an unappealing yard? Here are a few ways to make it all work. 

1. Use Stylish Raised Beds

Raised garden beds make gardening easier and neater. But they also add decorative touches perfect for the front yard. While traditional raised beds are usually simple wood structures, yours can fit any theme you want. Industrial metal adds a rustic chic. Ceramics and tiles create fun and eclectic colors. Reimagine a vintage item into a bed, or design your own to fit your aesthetic. 

2. Incorporate Containers

Another way to make your gardening efforts less obvious is to use containers. Like stylish bed designs, these add decorative elements that camouflage their real purpose. You can also place them strategically throughout the yard to minimize their appearance. 

3. Choose Colorful Plants

Veggies and herbs can be beautiful decorative plants as well as tasty edible ones. Many varieties of beans are great climbing vines with cute flowers in the spring. Wrap them around trees, porches, or columns to soften the yard. Kale is a large and colorful plant that fills out any bed. Berries provide both colorful fruit and a range of flower shades. And fruit trees add vertical color. 

4. Avoid Large Plots

Traditional gardening is usually done in dedicated, neat rows. However, breaking up your front yard garden minimizes its visual impact. Instead, intermingle edible plants with decorative ones. Make a border using both shrubs and tomatoes and squashes. Add herbs to the planted ring below a tree. Plant artichokes among your succulents. If you do need a larger plot, use cluster planting instead of rows.

5. Hide With Barriers

Barriers — both natural and artificial — hide unwanted front yard elements from view. Fences are a great way to minimize the visual impact of your gardening areas, but fences in front yards are often limited in location and size. You may want to use other strategic barriers, including boulder placement, porch design, tree groves, shrub beds, and more. 

Where to Start

You can have both the garden and front yard of your dreams, but creativity is important. Contact a company like Jeff's Lawn Care & Landscaping, LLC to learn more.