Flower Bed Width

Asked June 5, 2013, 8:38 AM EDT

How wide should a flower bed be at the front of the house? I read somewhere it depends on the height of the porch or height of the house.

Tangipahoa Parish Mississippi

1 Response


There are no hard and fast rules as to the width of planting beds in front of a house. It really is a personal decision that includes how much time you want to spend caring for it. One consideration is can you reach in to weed, deadhead and prune? A good idea is to bring a picture of the front yard to a local garden center or nursery and see if they can give them some suggestions. There isn't just a one size fits all answer to this question.
You can also hire a garden designer to come up with a plan for your particular situation.

Carol Quish
UConn Home and Garden Education Center