Front Yard Transformations

Find renovation tips in this gallery of front yard makeovers.

Photo By: Image courtesy of Jeff Stafford

Photo By: Image courtesy of Doug Myers, Fernhill Landscapes

Photo By: Image courtesy of Doug Myers, Fernhill Landscapes

Photo By: Image courtesy of Bellwether Landscape Architects

Photo By: Image courtesy of Bellwether Landscape Architects

Photo By: Image courtesy of Bellwether Landscape Architects

Photo By: Image courtesy of Bellwether Landscape Architects

Photo By: Image courtesy of Bellwether Landscape Architects

Photo By: Image courtesy of Bellwether Landscape Architects

Photo By: Image courtesy of Doug Myers, Fernhill Landscapes

Photo By: Image courtesy of Doug Myers, Fernhill Landscapes

Photo By: Image courtesy of Doug Myers, Fernhill Landscapes

Photo By: Image courtesy of Jeff Stafford

Photo By: Image courtesy of Doug Myers, Fernhill Landscapes

Create Intriguing Sight Lines

Draw the onlooker's eye to the most visually interesting areas of your front yard such as this grass, brick and stone walkway that trails off to a private garden gate with attractive border plantings.

Rip It Out and Start Over

Before: A concrete walkway and old foundation plantings were removed in preparation for this home's front-yard makeover. www.fernhilllandscapes.com

A New and More Welcoming Facade

After: A wall of Alverson Limestone nestles the entrance to this home. An iron bench is recessed off the walkway with plantings flanking both sides to welcome guests. www.fernhilllandscapes.com

An Exterior Renovation

Before: An uninspiring lawn and a color scheme that lacks personality are about to get a radical refresh. www.bellwetherla.com

Flip the Color

After: A reverse color scheme can work wonders. The freshly painted white siding with gray-shuttered windows has more impact than the former gray siding with white framed windows. A new ornamental pathway becomes a central landscaping feature. www.bellwetherla.com

The Naked Brick Look

Before: Brick homes can be beautiful, but they need a little help from the homeowner and this one is just begging for some TLC. www.bellwetherla.com

Brick Home Redux

After: New plantings and containers plus improved sod for the lawn adds color and interest to a traditional brick two-story home. www.bellwetherla.com

A Driveway That Demands a New Look

Before: This driveway entrance presents many opportunities for making an impressive first impression but hasn't reached its full potential. www.bellwetherla.com

A New Front View Approach to the Driveway

After: Colorful yard art, mounted gas lanterns, a stylish white gateway and a lush green hedge create interest from the street for this private driveway. www.bellwetherla.com

A Ranch House That Needs Focal Points

Before: There is a lot going on in this front yard, but what are the distinguishing features? The haphazard landscaping is about to get a major overhaul. www.fernhilllandscapes.com

The New Improved Suburban Ranch House

After: The addition of a stone wall running perpendicular to the house and featuring a copper scupper that flows into a basin makes a compelling statement from the street. Carefully selected plants set in a series of rectangles creates an architectural feeling that works well with the late-'50s ranch-style home. www.fernhilllandscapes.com

The Patio as Your Centerpiece

Don't restrict social space to the backyard. This renovated main entrance was terraced with a brick wall and features a flagstone patio edged with boxwoods. Informal plantings complement the boxwoods and make this outdoor space ideal for dining and entertaining. www.fernhilllandscapes.com

Rose-Covered Arbor Entrance

Make your front yard lush with an inviting entrance that features a flower-covered trellis and a pathway leading to the front door.

Circular Driveway with Centerpiece Garden

This stunning circular driveway with a centerpiece garden gives this front yard presence and style.