The Best Front Porch Landscape Ideas

First impressions count – and this is especially true at the front of your home. Since everyone from your guests and neighbors to the mailman sees and interacts with this area regularly, it makes sense to increase its appeal. But before you focus on the color of your front door or the style of your mailbox, you may want to turn your attention to the landscaping around your porch, if you have one.

Depending on where you live, your foliage may only be in full bloom for a few seasons, giving you the opportunity to keep your porch landscape in the background year-round. However, the truth is that a carefully curated front-of-house landscape will add a welcoming touch to your entryway.

With this in mind, it’s easy for you to focus on greening your outdoor area. With so many plant types and arrangements to choose from, it can be overwhelming to find the best landscaping ideas – especially if you’re not a gardening expert. To make this important first step a little easier, we asked a few designers to share their favorite porch gardening ideas, from simple planters and idyllic window boxes to inspiration for the surrounding garden.