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In the uniform appearance of a row house settlement, the front garden design offers the only option for an individual appearance. These ideas express how this can be achieved despite the small area and uniform facade.

Even a small front yard can have a big impact

Detailed planning sets the course

The smaller the area, the more demanding the skilful design of the front yard proves to be. So that you don't miss any advantageous options, create a true-to-scale sketch with the following components:

  • Course of the paths and position of the beds
  • Parking spaces for garbage cans, mailboxes, bicycles and a seat
  • Type and extent of enclosure

During the planning phase, make a decision about the preferred garden style that ideally harmonizes with the architectural style of the house. Since the materials for paths, paved areas and a demarcation represent the highest cost items, a decision should also be made on this. Also include a narrow privacy screen for the unattractive garbage cans.

This is how you create optical depth with an unmistakable look - tips & tricks

Experience has shown that space in front of the terraced house is scarce. With simple tricks you can simulate a spatial depth that makes the smallest front garden appear much larger. We looked over the shoulders of the high priests of front garden design and put together the following tips and tricks for you:

  • Create the entrance to the front garden slightly offset from the front door, which creates a curved path
  • Maximum waist-high demarcation as a fence or hedge to allow friendly views
  • Optionally settle man-high ornamental grasses in the second row as a filigree privacy screen
  • Plants with dark foliage and flowers as a backdrop to perennials with light foliage and pastel colored flowers

Spacious, majestic plants are out of place in front of the terraced house. The focus is on small perennials, flowers, grasses and trees. If you include the facade in the front garden design, the frame will automatically increase. Flowering climbing plants such as clematis, rambler roses or black-eyed susan give your terraced house an unmistakable face.


The modern terraced house is the perfect setting for the front garden design based on the Japanese model. The elements used here are limited to moss, stones, gravel, woody plants and Asian accessories, which gives plenty of scope for creative and individual ideas. Explicitly an authentic Zen garden succeeds regardless of the size of the available area.

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