You drive by someone's house and admire the roses, trees, or other foliage. You want to know how to make your yard look like this but you don't have a fortune to spend. Hiring a gardener is also out of the question. Here's how to landscape your front yard for less than $500.
Plant grass seed in your front yard instead of using sod. This costs far less, about $150 for 6250 square feet, and grass seed will take in a matter of just a few weeks. See Resources below for an online grass seed store or purchase locally at one on the super centers or lawn and garden stores.
Visit an online store, such as Michigan Bulb to buy trees, cost is $150 for 10 trees on average. Your local nursery will cost much more and not offer the variety. You may request a landscape catalog which tells you what trees should be planted in your area, as well as tips and guidelines for planting and care of the trees.
Go to your local nursery to see what kind of flowering bushes are offered and what the prices are. Choose low cost rose bushes, average price 10 for $80, that flower each year, to landscape your front yard.
Do the front yard work yourself. Plant the grass seed first. Now decide where you want the trees and bushes and plant according to the instructions you were given.
Water your new lawn and plants and trees regularly so they don't wilt. Feed them the recommended plant food.
Add more plants and trees to your front yard landscape from year to year. Look for bargains, such as buy two get one free, and buy when you see them.