FRONT ENTRY DESIGN

When designing a front entry to your home, the Yardscapes team looks at a multitude of different elements. When we first meet a client, we enjoy getting to know them and their lifestyle, so that we can make sure the front entry will be designed to meet their needs.

One of the most important elements is designing around the architecture of the home. You want the landscaping to be a wow factor, but not overpower the architecture. Our goal is to make it blend as much as possible. Your front entry is your first impression to people that may not know you and you want them to feel at ease when entering your home.

As much as the aesthetics are important, function is even more important. Ask your self-questions about where your guest will park and is there a functional sidewalk for them to get to your front door? Do you need access from the garage and into the yard? Once we figure out all of the logistic of the functionality of your project, then we can start the creative process of designing it!

Yardscapes’ will design and build front entries using many different elements such as paver driveways, front sidewalks using pavers, natural stone, and stamped concrete. We design and install a variety of plantings, such as perennials, shrubs, and trees to add interest and privacy. Yardscapes pays attention to detail, by adding unique custom features such as, address pillars and custom driveway and front walk gates for security and aesthetics. Lighting is also very important when designing you front entry to light your driveways and sidewalks and to add accents to your house, plus security.

Contemporary Front Entry with Cedar Plank Bluestone Walkway and Limestone Walls with Bluestone Caps
Contemporary Front Entry with Cedar Plank and Bluestone Walkway and Limestone Walls with Bluestone Caps.
Contemporary Front Entry with Cedar Plank Bluestone Walkway and Limestone Walls with Bluestone Caps
Historic Stillwater Minnesota Home Restored with a Cobblestone Paver Walkway and Custom Metal Gate and Curved Fence
Historic Stillwater Minnesota Home Restored with a Cobblestone Paver Walkway and Custom Metal Gate and Curved Fence
Historic Stillwater Minnesota Home Restored with a Cobblestone Paver Walkway and Custom Metal Gate and Curved Fence
Lake Minnetonka Front Entry Landscape with Limestone Tiles and Stone Steps
Lake Minnetonka Front Entry Landscape with Limestone Tiles and Stone Steps.  Variety of Natural Plantings and Arborvitae Trees.
Lake Minnetonka Front Entry Landscape with Limestone Tiles and Stone Steps
Lake Minnetonka New England Cottage Style New Construction Front Entry with Flagstone Walkway and Boulder Accents
Lake Minnetonka "New England Cottage Style" New Construction Front Entry with Flagstone Walkway and Boulder Accents.
Lake Minnetonka New England Cottage Style New Construction Front Entry with Flagstone Walkway and Boulder Accents
Irish Cottage on Lake Minnetonka Minnesota with a Dry-Stacked wall and Cedar Gate
"Irish Cottage" on Lake Minnetonka Minnesota with a Dry-Stacked wall and Cedar Gate and Natural Plantings
Irish Cottage on Lake Minnetonka Minnesota with a Dry-Stacked wall and Cedar Gate
Farm House Front Entry Landscape Remodel with Paver Circle Driveway
Farm House Front Entry Landscape Remodel with Paver Circle Driveway and Cedar Light Post.
Farm House Front Entry Landscape Remodel with Paver Circle Driveway
Modern Prior Lake Minnesota Home with a Paver Driveway and Stone Steps to Front Entry
Modern Prior Lake Minnesota Home with a Paver Driveway and Stone Steps to Front Entry.
Modern Prior Lake Minnesota Home with a Paver Driveway and Stone Steps to Front Entry
We Created this "Chateau" Style Entry Way Using Irregular Flagstone, Plantings, and Custom Metal Water Feature.
"Chateau" Style Entry Way Using Irregular Flagstone, Plantings, Custom Metal Water Feature.
We Created this "Chateau" Style Entry Way Using Irregular Flagstone, Plantings, and Custom Metal Water Feature.
Herringbone Pattern Clay Paver, Boxwood Hedge, Globe Arborvitae Hedge, Velvet Pillar Flowering Crab, Peking Cotoneaster Hedge
Herringbone Pattern Clay Paver, Boxwood Hedge, Globe Arborvitae Hedge, Velvet Pillar Flowering Crab
Herringbone Pattern Clay Paver, Boxwood Hedge, Globe Arborvitae Hedge, Velvet Pillar Flowering Crab, Peking Cotoneaster Hedge
An Updated Front Entry to this "Suburban Rambler" with a Paver Walkway, Bluestone Pad under a Custom Metal Arbor and Plantings
"Suburban Rambler" with a Paver Walkway, Bluestone Pad under a Custom Metal Arbor and Plantings.
An Updated Front Entry to this "Suburban Rambler" with a Paver Walkway, Bluestone Pad under a Custom Metal Arbor and Plantings
Colonial Edina Minnesota Front Entry Landscape Remodel with Brick Mortared Walls and Walkway
Classic Colonial Style Home in Edina Minnesota with a Mortared Curved Wall and Bluestone Cap.  Granite Stairs and Paver Walkway.
Colonial Edina Minnesota Front Entry Landscape Remodel with Brick Mortared Walls and Walkway
Lake Minnetonka Cabin with New Landscape Front Entry with Paver Walkway and Driveway Apron
Lake Minnetonka Cabin with Newly Landscaped Front Entry with Bluestone Walkway and Paver Driveway Apron.  Variety of Natural Perennials.
Lake Minnetonka Cabin with New Landscape Front Entry with Paver Walkway and Driveway Apron
Edina Minnesota Front Entry with Cobbelstone Paver Driveway and Irregular Limestone Walkway
Edina Minnesota Front Entry with Cobblestone Paver Driveway and Irregular Limestone Walkway
Edina Minnesota Front Entry with Cobbelstone Paver Driveway and Irregular Limestone Walkway
Wazyata Driveway with Custom Sculpture
Paver Driveway, Plantings Northwood Maples, Upright Evergreens, Native Grasses, and Perennials
Wazyata Driveway with Custom Sculpture
Colonial Edina Minnesota Front Entry Remodel with Bluestone Walkway and Limestone Retaining Walls
Colonial Two Story Brick Edina Minnesota Front Entry Remodel with Bluestone Walkway and Limestone Retaining Walls
Colonial Edina Minnesota Front Entry Remodel with Bluestone Walkway and Limestone Retaining Walls
This Circular Front Entry was Designed with Buestone Walkway, Cedar Pergola, Stone Edging, and Plantings
Circular Front Entry Designed with Bluestone Walkway, Cedar Pergola, Stone Edging, and Plantings.
This Circular Front Entry was Designed with Buestone Walkway, Cedar Pergola, Stone Edging, and Plantings
Concrete and Grass Pavers with Limestone Retaining Wall
Limestone Retaining Wall with Boulder outcroppings, Concrete and Grass Pavers, Plantings, Native Grasses and Perenneials
Concrete and Grass Pavers with Limestone Retaining Wall
We Created a "Private Courtyard" with Limestone Walls, Bluestone Walkway, Plantings, and a Custom Metal Gate.
This "Private Courtyard" with Limestone Walls, Bluestone Walkway, Plantings, and a Custom Metal Gate.
We Created a "Private Courtyard" with Limestone Walls, Bluestone Walkway, Plantings, and a Custom Metal Gate.
This "Drive Thru" Front Entry was Created Using Tumbled Pavers and Plantings to Accent the Architecture of the Home
This "Drive Thru" Front Entry with Tumbled Pavers and Plantings to Accent the Architecture of the Home.
This "Drive Thru" Front Entry was Created Using Tumbled Pavers and Plantings to Accent the Architecture of the Home
New Construction Front Entry Landscape with Mortared Stone Pillars and Plantings
New Construction Front Entry Landscape with Mortared Stone Pillars and Plantings.
New Construction Front Entry Landscape with Mortared Stone Pillars and Plantings
"Mix Media" Front Entry with Irregular Limestone Walkway Leading off of the Paver Driveway thru the Custom Metal Gate Designed and Installed by Yarscapes, Inc..
"Mix Media" Front Entry with Irregular Limestone Walkway and Paver Driveway with a Custom Metal Gate.
"Mix Media" Front Entry with Irregular Limestone Walkway Leading off of the Paver Driveway thru the Custom Metal Gate Designed and Installed by Yarscapes, Inc..
This "Newly Updated" Home Required a "Refreshed" Front Entry; Achived by Installing a Bluestone Path & Varied Plants.
"Refreshed" Front Entry by Installing a Bluestone Path & Varied Plants.
This "Newly Updated" Home Required a "Refreshed" Front Entry; Achived by Installing a Bluestone Path & Varied Plants.
This Home Was Designed to Feel Like a "Upnorth" Cabin. We Used Boulder Accents and a Paver Walkway with Limestone Steps
This "City Cabin" We Used Boulder Accents and a Paver Walkway with Limestone Steps.
This Home Was Designed to Feel Like a "Upnorth" Cabin. We Used Boulder Accents and a Paver Walkway with Limestone Steps
This Home was Designed Using a "Mix of Materials"; So We Mimic that using Irregular Bluestone and Oldworld Pavers.
Designed Using a "Mix of Materials" Using Irregular Bluestone and Old World Pavers.
This Home was Designed Using a "Mix of Materials"; So We Mimic that using Irregular Bluestone and Oldworld Pavers.
This New Construction Home Required an "Aged" Feel, So We Used Oldworld Pavers, Limestone Slab for Steps/Wall, Plantings.
"Aged New Construction" Home with Cobblestone Pavers and Limestone Slabs for Steps/Wall, and Plantings.
This New Construction Home Required an "Aged" Feel, So We Used Oldworld Pavers, Limestone Slab for Steps/Wall, Plantings.
Wayzata Minnesota New Construction with Paver Driveway and Stone Retaining Walls
Wayzata Minnesota New Construction with Paver Driveway and Stone Retaining Walls
Wayzata Minnesota New Construction with Paver Driveway and Stone Retaining Walls
This "U' Shaped Driveway was Created Using Pavers with a Dry-Stacked Limestone Pillar at the Entrance.
This "U' Shaped Driveway was Created Using Pavers with a Dry-Stacked Limestone Pillar at the Entrance.
This "U' Shaped Driveway was Created Using Pavers with a Dry-Stacked Limestone Pillar at the Entrance.
The "Curvature" of this Architecture Inspired the Curved Paver Walkway and Drive with Limestone Slab Steps and Greenery.
The "Curvature" of this Home Inspired the Curved Paver Walkway / Drive with Limestone Slab Steps and Greenery.
The "Curvature" of this Architecture Inspired the Curved Paver Walkway and Drive with Limestone Slab Steps and Greenery.
This Front Entry was Created Using a Mix of Pavers (Walkway), Limestone (Pathway), Boulder Outcroppings, and Plantings.
This Front Entry was Created Using a Mix of Pavers, Limestone, Boulder Outcroppings, and Plantings.
This Front Entry was Created Using a Mix of Pavers (Walkway), Limestone (Pathway), Boulder Outcroppings, and Plantings.
This "Spanish Style" Home Required a "Manicured Look", Achieved by Using Shaped Plant Material and a Concrete Driveway.
"Spanish Style" Home Required a "Manicured Look" by Using Shaped Plant Material and a Concrete Driveway.
This "Spanish Style" Home Required a "Manicured Look", Achieved by Using Shaped Plant Material and a Concrete Driveway.
We Installed a Bluestone Walkway, Limestone Seating Area, Boulder Accents, and Layered Plantings for a "Natural Look".
"Natural Look" Achieved by a Bluestone Walkway, Limestone Seating Area, Boulder Accents, and Layered Plantings.
We Installed a Bluestone Walkway, Limestone Seating Area, Boulder Accents, and Layered Plantings for a "Natural Look".
Updated "Farm House" with Boulder Retaining Walls, Bluestone Walkway, Granite Steps, Limestone Stoop, & Plantings.
Updated "Farm House" with Boulder Retaining Walls, Bluestone Walkway, Granite Steps, Limestone Stoop, & Plantings.
Updated "Farm House" with Boulder Retaining Walls, Bluestone Walkway, Granite Steps, Limestone Stoop, & Plantings.
Bluestone Front Entry with Custom Wooden Gate
Bluestone Front Entry with Custom Wooden Gate.
Bluestone Front Entry with Custom Wooden Gate
An "Edina Remodel" Achieved Using Cobblestone Pavers, Limestone for the Walls and Steps, Along with Varied Plantings.
An "Edina Remodel" Using Cobblestone Pavers, Limestone for the Walls and Steps, Along with Varied Plantings.
An "Edina Remodel" Achieved Using Cobblestone Pavers, Limestone for the Walls and Steps, Along with Varied Plantings.
This "Hidden Gem" Entry Way is Adorned by Two Dry-Laid Stone Walls and Natural Plantings.
This "Hidden Gem" Entry Way is Adorned by Two Dry-Laid Stone Walls and Natural Plantings.
This "Hidden Gem" Entry Way is Adorned by Two Dry-Laid Stone Walls and Natural Plantings.
Paver Driveway, Brick address pillars, plantings
Paver Driveway, Brick Address Pillars, and Plantings
Paver Driveway, Brick address pillars, plantings