Best Foundation Plants for Stellar Curb Appeal.  Plantings that ring the base of your home should do more than just conceal the foundation. But just hiding that juncture with a tight fringe of evergreens isn't the answer. Neither is a one-scheme-fits-all formula. "Two conical things on either side of the front door with two tall things on either end of the house with lower things in the middle—that's a dated approach." Here, foolproof planting tips to boost your curb appeal.

Best Foundation Plants for Stellar Curb Appeal

Best Foundation Plants for Stellar Curb Appeal. Plantings that ring the base of your home should do more than just conceal the foundation. But just hiding that juncture with a tight fringe of evergreens isn't the answer. Neither is a one-scheme-fits-all formula. "Two conical things on either side of the front door with two tall things on either end of the house with lower things in the middle—that's a dated approach." Here, foolproof planting tips to boost your curb appeal.

Foundation Garden DIY Idea from Pike Nurseries / Pike Nurseries

Foundation Garden DIY Idea from Pike Nurseries / Pike Nurseries

Knockout rose (easy care, continuous blooms) Best Foundation Plantings | Landscaping Plants Pictures | HouseLogic

Top Curb Appeal Plants for Along Your Foundation: Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla)

Knockout rose (easy care, continuous blooms) Best Foundation Plantings | Landscaping Plants Pictures | HouseLogic

Foundation Planting Basics The plantings closest to your home should play up its assets and soften its hard edges

Foundation Planting Basics

Foundation Planting Basics The plantings closest to your home should play up its assets and soften its hard edges

Elements of Style Blog | Beautiful Boxwood | http://www.elementsofstyleblog.com

Elements of Style Blog | Beautiful Boxwood | http://www.elementsofstyleblog.com

Because they keep their foliage all winter, low-growing evergreens are perfect for planting around your foundation to hide it all year. Test Garden Tip: Make a bold statement by selecting varieties that offer different shapes and colors, but stay compact so they don't outgrow their space. 'Blue Shag' white pine, 'Montgomery' blue spruce, and 'Silver Whispers' Swiss stone pine are smaller selections that combine beautifully with 'Profusion White' zinnia, for example./

Use Evergreens to Make an Impact

Because they keep their foliage all winter, low-growing evergreens are perfect for planting around your foundation to hide it all year. Test Garden Tip: Make a bold statement by selecting varieties that offer different shapes and colors, but stay compact so they don't outgrow their space. 'Blue Shag' white pine, 'Montgomery' blue spruce, and 'Silver Whispers' Swiss stone pine are smaller selections that combine beautifully with 'Profusion White' zinnia, for example./

I am in love with the color contrasts of the green velvet boxwood paired with the red potato vine and coleus!! Wow!! Google Image Result for http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EHNSbQ7LTws/TuSn39-dpCI/AAAAAAAANng/C_u8k3S14I8/s1600/Card%2BColeus%2Braised%2Bbed.jpg

I am in love with the color contrasts of the green velvet boxwood paired with the red potato vine and coleus!! Wow!! Google Image Result for http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-EHNSbQ7LTws/TuSn39-dpCI/AAAAAAAANng/C_u8k3S14I8/s1600/Card%2BColeus%2Braised%2Bbed.jpg

My front is so boring.  I would love something lush like this.

Foundation Planting Basics

My front is so boring. I would love something lush like this.

A useful home landscaping guide – what plants to use where around your home's foundation.

A useful home landscaping guide – what plants to use where around your home's foundation.

Evergreen foundation planting, via IR Landscape and Design.

Evergreen foundation planting, via IR Landscape and Design.

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