Landscaping can work wonders in freshening up the exterior of your home and increasing that mobile home curb appeal.
Before you roll up your sleeves, check with mobile home park regulations. It would be a huge disappointment to pour in hours of updates just to find you have to tear it all down.
Ideas for your mobile home front yard landscaping
In addition to verifying park regulations, take into the account the look you’re vying for. Just because something looks good standalone doesn’t mean it ties into your overall look. Colors need to coordinate, and the style should contribute to your home’s motif.
Clearly, the walk from your curb to your front door can leave your visitors with a big impression. It’s the introduction to your house. It’s the red carpet to the premiere. Your friends (and clients, if you work from home) will be expecting the outside to be a reflection of what’s awaiting them indoors.
With a variety of options, you can look to spend as little or as much as you’d like for your walkway. The path itself can be made up of natural stone, clay brick, concrete, gravel, and more.
As you decide on your walkway materials, you want to be conscious of what compliments your mobile home’s style.
It’s the little details that give a big impact. Potted flowers or plants can add a little pizzazz when placed along the stairsteps leading up to your front door. Pick colors that pop and provide that perfect accent to your home’s exterior color or colors.
Front yard flower beds
Next, you can set up some flower beds along the front exterior of your mobile home. Stagger the sizes and mix up the types of plants. Keep things simple by identifying low maintenance flowers, grasses, and shrubs that do well in your area. Again, you want to choose colors that will enhance your home’s exterior, rather than clash with it.
For that quaint look, fencing can add a whole new level of warmth and welcome. With a variety of fencing materials to choose from, you’re bound to find something you’ll like and that will fit your budget. You can repurpose wood for some rustic charm. White picket fences always have a bit of classiness about them. There’s also iron fencing for a more prestigious look.
If you have a fence, you may consider planting vines that will creep up around it if that’s your style.
Ornate plant containers
In addition to fencing, ornate plant containers can add another level of charm and uniqueness. They can be an accent item in your flower beds, or they can stand on their own. You can get your own ornate plant containers at a home improvement store or a garden nursery. Depending on the style you’re going for, you may even be able to re-purpose some large containers to use for your plants. Check out HGTV.com for some inspiration on large plant containers.
A birdbath, fountain, or pond can add another dynamic to your mobile home front yard landscaping. It will not only attract birds and wildlife to watch from your window or porch, but also provide your landscape with a lovely visual showpiece.
Whether the main purpose is for a dreamy vibe or for an added security, lights are a wonderful touch to your front yard. You can add a lamppost in your yard. Lighting along your walkway helps illuminate the path to your front door, giving your home a welcoming flair. We would start there as it is both practical for you and your guests. Illuminate the steps leading up to your front door too. If you don’t want to worry about electrical lines or changing out batteries, you can opt for solar-powered lights.
Trees and key features in your garden are also good to highlight with your lighting placement. White Christmas lights can look good all year in the right place such as on your fencing.
Taking a mailbox and giving it a good cleaning can be a simple step towards improving the layout of your front yard. Mulching and planting around your mailbox can add a bit of life to your mailbox and the look of your yard.
For more inspiration
If you’re struggling to figure out how to update your front yard’s look, don’t be shy about asking friends for their opinion. Chances are your friends would oblige your request for advice. Additionally, there are online landscaping and mobile home forums you could tap into for a second opinion before you set your hands to work.
Add some charm with your mobile home front yard landscaping!
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