by johnah on November 25, 2020
Xeriscape Design Ideas: Front Yard Designs For Small Spaces
Front yard designs are very popular nowadays. People want to have their own little garden or patio without having to spend too much money. They want to live in a place where they don’t need a huge backyard anymore. There are many different types of front yard designs, but there is one common feature among them all – they’re small spaces!
Small spaces are ideal for plants, which require space to grow. Plants love small spaces because they can spread out and get away from predators and other creatures. You may think that your front yard will never have any plants, but it’s not true! Some people even like to plant flowers in their front yards instead of grasses or herbs.
But what if you want something else? What if you want to create a completely new type of design?
Well, that’s exactly what we’ll do today. We’ve got some great ideas for front yard designs for small spaces. These designs are suitable for both small and large homes. Let’s start with our first design – the “Lawn Chair”.
The Lawn Chair is a perfect example of a design idea that works well in small spaces. It’s easy to build, and it looks really nice!
To create the Lawn Chair, you’ll need to get some wooden pallets. The amount of wooden pallets you’ll need varies depending on your front yard size. If you’ve got a small front yard, then you’ll need 3-4 wooden pallets. However, if you’ve got a large front yard, then you’ll need closer to 10-12 wooden pallets. After you’ve got your wooden pallets, it’s time to start building!
The first thing you’ll want to do is lay the wooden pallets on their side. After that, make sure that they’re lined up in a row. Leave some space in between each wooden pallet so you can walk through. After you’ve got that done, it’s time to add another row of wooden pallets on top of the first one. Make sure there’s enough space in between each pallet!
Now comes the fun part – decorating your Lawn Chair!
When it comes to decorating, there are no boundaries. You can add anything you want to your Lawn Chair. Some people like to add flower pots, small fences, or even little figurines. You can turn your Lawn Chair into a design that’s unique to you! Just make sure that your pallets are secure.
If you’re worried about animals breaking into your pallets, then you can always use chicken wire to reinforce it.
Now that you’ve got the basics down, let’s talk about our next design – the “Sunflower Field”. This design is great for small front yards and backyards. It’s a nice, simple design that’s easy to maintain.
To create the “Sunflower Field”, you’ll need about 17-20 sunflower plants. The size of your sunflowers depends on the size of your front yard. If you’ve got enough space, then get big sunflowers! Otherwise, just get smaller ones. After you’ve got your sunflowers, it’s time to start planting!
When it comes to planting your sunflowers, make sure that they’re located in a place where they’ll get lots of sunlight. Sunlight is essential for healthy sunflower growth! If you’ve got any bushes or grass in your yard, then remove them before you begin planting. You don’t want them to overgrow and compete with the sunflowers! After you’ve got your sunflowers planted, it’s time to add your finishing touches!
You can leave your sunflowers however they are, but if you’d like to add a personal touch, then we recommend placing them in small wooden barrels. This will help give the sunflowers a more natural look. If you don’t have any spare wooden barrels, then you can always place them in plastic pots or tin cans. Just make sure to remove the plants from their original planters. After you’ve got your sunflowers in barrels, then you’re all done!
Lastly, we have the “Zen Garden”. This design is perfect for those who want to practice gardening but don’t want to be overwhelmed by a large plot of land. It’s easy to maintain and looks great.
To create the “Zen Garden”, you’ll need around 6-8 large stones (depending on your yard size). It’s also recommended that you have some experience in gardening. You don’t need it, but it helps. After you’ve got your stones, it’s time to start placing them in your yard.
You can place the stones anywhere you want. However, it’s best to place them in a open space so that the beauty of the stones can be fully appreciated. If you’re a beginner, then we recommend creating a circle with the stones. After you’ve placed all your stones in their respected spots, then you’re all done!
Those are just a few of our favorite designs.
If you’re planning on adding a personal touch, then why not create a design that’s unique to you?
Don’t be afraid to try something new! Gardening is all about self-expression and creativity.
Now that you’ve got the basics of gardening down, it’s time to learn some handy tips and tricks that’ll help make your experience a little easier!
Watering Your Plants
Watering your plants is very important if you want them to grow to their fullest potential. The square meters of your planter will dictate how much water your plants need. If you’re unsure of how much water your plants need, then here’s a simple rule of thumb:
If the soil is damp, then don’t water.
If the soil is dry, then it’s time to water.
Now that you know how to tell if your plants need water, let’s talk tools. You can either buy a simple bucket at any hardware store, or you can buy an expensive automatic watering system. It’s your choice, but we recommend the bucket since it’s cheaper and they’re easy to find.
Here’s a simple steps on how to water your plants using a bucket:
Fill up your bucket with water. It’s recommended to use clean, drinking-quality water. Pick up your watering can and walk towards your plants. Carefully pour the water onto the soil. Pouring it in one spot isn’t recommended since it’ll easily get washed away.
Instead, spread the water out. After you’ve watered your plants, wait 8-12 hours before watering them again. This will ensure that your plants won’t get over-watered.
We hope these tips and tricks will help you on your gardening journey!
A small portion of our menu! Enjoy!
(Clicking on the items will take you to their listings on the Neopian Bazaar)
Chia Seed Salad
Strawberry and Banana Salad
Hot Cinnamon Borovan
Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
Sliced Lemoran Cheese Wedges
Puntchie Fruit Chews
Mashed Eye Potato
Sparkling Apple Cider
Blueberry Candy Stick
Grilled Chicken Kabob
Red Bean Bun
Fizzy Grape Drink
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Chocolate Cherry Delight
Spicy Hot Cocoa
Black Currant Tea
Cherry Pinwheel Cookies
Baked Delk Meat
Spinach and Feta Pie
Rozites Stuffed Tomatoes
Griffin Heart Stuffed Potato
Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Bon Bons
Creamy Portabella Soup
Potato and Sprout Salad
Lemon Lime Grog
Fried Fish Nuggets
Steamed Dim Sims
Beef and Mussel Hot Pot
Nuts and Olives Salad
Chocolate Cheese Fundue
Crispy Noodles and Vegetables in Hot Sauce
Sparkling Mint Water
Crispies Vegetable Sandwich
Dried Apricots and Muntjac
Mushroom and Truffle Pizza
Crispy Noodles and Vegetables in Hot Sauce
Smoked Salmon Omelette Sandwich
Perfect Lemon Pie
Grilled Peppers and Mushrooms in Garlic Butter
Pheasant Pot Pie
Spotted Print Quill
Lime and Blackcurrant Jelly Slice
Fluffy Hot Cakes
Chocolate Chip Crunch Berry Cake
Sweet Coconut Meatball
Crispy Fried Noodles
Toasted Coconut and Prawn Stirfry
Potato and Carrot Stew
Coconut and Prawn Stirfry
Minty Sun Sandwich
Carrot and Celery Sticks
Chocolate Orange Chicken
Spiral Ham Sandwich
Mashed Potatoes with Broccoli
Chocolate and Caramel Fondant Cake
Sources & references used in this article:
Xeriscape Plant Selections and Ideas by RC Smith, R Larson – 2003 – library.ndsu.edu
The Application of Plants in Xeriscape [J] by Z Ting-hua, L Qing-lin – Modern Landscape Architecture, 2008 – en.cnki.com.cn
Xeriscape handbook: a how-to guide to natural, resource-wise gardening by G Weinstein – 1999 – books.google.com
From concept to form in landscape design by GW Reid – 2007 – books.google.com
Creating the prairie xeriscape by L Kavouras – Proc. of Conserv, 1996