When designing the front landscape for a house the landscape should have sufficient strength to for visual appeal as someone is driving by. This photo is almost straight on, but a driver rarely sees it this way. Even at the speed limit of 25mph in this neighborhood, there would only be a few seconds with which to view the house. It's important that the concept and the beauty be acknowledged in those few seconds.
Most homes have limited materials and colors on the front of the house, and a similar approach to the landscape can work well with this. Too much variety can lead to a cluttered disorganized look. There are exceptions, such as mosaic designs, but the repetition needs to be strong enough to show.
For a well designed landscape, contact the landscape architects and designers at Dahlkemper Landscape Architects & Contractors!