How to Separate Merged Front Yards

August 19, 2023
David Sunnyside

Separating merged front yards can be an effective way to enhance privacy and create separate spaces that reflect the preferences and functional needs of each homeowner. However, it is essential to consider the needs and preferences of your neighbors as well as any local regulations that may apply when implementing strategies to clearly define boundaries and create individual landscapes.

A physical barrier like fencing, walls, or hedges helps to establish new boundaries that clearly demarcate each front yard while providing privacy and a sense of separation. These structures can be built to match the architectural style of each home and to comply with any local regulations regarding height restrictions or materials used.

Planting trees, shrubs, and flower beds along property lines also provides a way to separate merged front yards. This option is less time-intensive than a fence and can be designed to blend with existing landscaping elements in both yards. For example, a pair of elms can be planted side by side to create an attractive boundary that blends with a flood of hollyhocks and ivy.

Building a path in the yard is another way to separate merged front yards and add appeal to your home’s exterior. These paths can be made from a variety of materials such as stone, gravel, or concrete tiles and can be designed to meander through the yards. To make the most of a pathway, consider including native plants and flowers that will grow well in your climate.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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