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On the Landscaping Network Facebook page, we posted the following photos and asked our Facebook fans which front yard they preferred. More than 55% of the commenters preferred the informal front yard, many of them citing lower maintenance as their reason.

Which front yard do you prefer?

Formal Informal

Take away: Homeowners are highly concerned with the amount of maintenance landscaping requires.

With more than 200 comments from homeowners and landscaping professionals alike, we were able to draw these conclusions:

  • Formal gardens are associated with high maintenance requirements
  • Informal gardens are thought to require less maintenance
  • Most homeowners want a low-maintenance landscape
  • Homeowners preferred the informal garden
  • Landscaping professionals preferred the formal garden
  • It is important for a landscape to complement its home
  • Flowing curves are perceived as more welcoming than straight lines

To see the original post and add your own two cents, visit the Landscaping Network Facebook page.

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