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Front Yard

The expansive front lawn demanded a similarly expansive complement. Here, the landscape designer employed a creative blend of classical treatments and vibrant colors. The inviting front walk is bordered with precisely trimmed evergreen hedgerows, an echo of “Merrie Olde England” that works in the American Midwest. Offset by dark mulch, the bright, sharp-edged beds curve gently along the front walkway.

Large, dramatic urns flank the front step, while flowering ornamental trees help soften the home’s classic gable rooflines. Colorful annuals enliven the landscape, providing contrast and visual interest.