Low Maintenance, High-Impact Front Yard Garden

This is a front-yard-worthy planting scheme is composed of sweeps and drifts of foliage-first, low-maintenance plants and it has a pleasing seasonal progression.

It's anchored by Acer griseum, a four-season tree with attractive bark all year and good fall color. The hellebore contributes apple-green blooms in late winter and handsome foliage year-round and the ever-evolving blooms of Quick Fire Hydrangea provide color from summer to fall, even remaining attractive when dried blooms remain on bare branch. In summer, a seasonal river of golden foliage lights up the ground plane while the rich green foliage of the evergreen plants provide a sturdy and handsome evergreen frame all year.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8
Exposure: Filtered Sun, Full Sun, Morning Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun
Water Needs: Average

Design Considerations

Style: City and Courtyard, Northwest Eclectic, Woodland
Features: Fabulous Foliage, Fall Color, Four Season Appeal, Low Maintenance, Uses Easy-to-Find Plants, Varied Foliage, Texture, and Form, Winter Interest
Focus: Curb Appeal, Mixed Border, Year-round Interest
Seasons of Interest: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Year-round Interest

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low
Maintenance Tasks: Cut Back to Rejuvenate, Landscape Crew Friendly, Once-a-Year Care

Plants In this Combo