Asked on Sep 18, 2020

Front yard landscaping?

Agnes ChrzanowskaKathleen WalkerMaura White
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Do the Italian cypress trees add curb appeal or no?

26 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Sep 18, 2020

    No, overwhelms the look.

  • Dawn
    on Sep 18, 2020

    Here is an article I came across, hope this helps. https://homeguides.sfgate.com/trouble-italian-cypress-trees-28747.html

  • I don't care for them. They take away from the house itself.

  • Vimarhonor
    on Sep 19, 2020

    My opinion is that they distract from your homes curb presentation. They make the eye wander and not focus on any of the home’s features.

  • Baxter
    on Sep 19, 2020

    Because the house is two story, I don't think the trees are out of scale but I don't think they are aesthetically appealing in the landscape. Italian cypress tend to be austere and can look dated or old-school---unless used in a long majestic row along an estate garden or lining a driveway in Tuscany. You might look at 'fresher" looking trees such as Crape Myrtle, Buckeye, Japanese Maple, or if you want an evergreen, try Slender Hinoki False Cypress for a free form yet still elegant look. Your home is lovely and the landscaping beautifully maintained, so do what feels right to you---you obviously have a good eye for landscaping!


  • Redcatcec
    on Sep 19, 2020

    Well, they are not done growing, may reach a height of 60' or so they will widen out to maybe up to 20', which may not be a pretty sight for you. They will encroach on your driveway and sidewalk with their branches, also consider the roots.

  • Betsy
    on Sep 19, 2020

    I think they do, it adds a look of interest that I bet none of your other neighbours have :)


  • Mogie
    on Sep 19, 2020

    To me they are unique and for that reason I would just give them so time to grow and fill in. But this makes your house one of a kind and it stands out which is usually a good thing.

    Your yard is beautiful and now I feel guilty. I need to trim the front yard.

  • Kathy Gunter Law
    on Sep 19, 2020

    They seem a bit out of place to me. Perhaps you can add some other features to blend in. It would be a shame to lose them.

  • Cindy
    on Sep 19, 2020

    Hello Eric. I like the trees but I think they were planted in the wrong place. They would look better at the corners of your house. That would add drama to your beautiful landscaping. Good luck Eric.

  • Johnavallance82
    on Sep 19, 2020

    Hello, Yes they do!

  • K. Rupp
    on Sep 19, 2020

    WOW...I love them. You are getting a lot of opinions on here. lol. They are beautiful trees that add so much to the front!

  • Lauren of Mom Home Guide
    on Sep 19, 2020

    I like them!

  • Cheryl A
    on Sep 19, 2020

    It all depends on what your like! one thing you could do is take a photo of your house and take it to a nursery and they will gladly make suggestions to as what would look best there. Good luck

  • Jeremy Hoffpauir
    on Sep 19, 2020

    Yes, I think they look great.

  • Ken Erickson
    on Sep 19, 2020

    I think they look nice, but I wouldn't put one close to the house like in the photo.

  • Em
    on Sep 19, 2020

    love them. Adds nice contrast.

  • Oliva
    on Sep 19, 2020

    I think they are too slender and angular, distracting from a fabulous home. I'd remove them and add a shorter, softer looking deciduous tree(s),as space permits,with a more rounded growth pattern, to repeat the upper window shapes at the front of your home.

    As stated, be aware of eventual height, width, and tree root growth to preclude damage to your drive/walkway.

  • Sharon
    on Sep 19, 2020

    Cypress trees are usually used in a row as a wind break frequently and to make a statement. Yours look like of lonely, transplant them along the side or back of the house.


  • Dee
    on Sep 19, 2020

    I would remove the one by the driveway as it gets bigger it will probably crack the concrete.

  • Peggy Burnette
    on Sep 20, 2020

    I think the cypress trees are beautiful with the tall house, looks good.

  • Morgan McBride
    on Sep 20, 2020

    They seem to match the style of that home!

  • I think they look good. Everything just needs a good pruning to freshen it up. Then add some baskets or planters with bright flowers and it will look perfect!

  • Maura White
    on Sep 22, 2020

    I love them!

  • Kathleen Walker
    on Sep 27, 2020

    I am sorry, but I would remove them before they get so big you can’t. They rest of your landscaping is beautiful and your home is gorgeous. If you want to replace the cypress trees maybe consider crepe mrytle. They come in a variety of beautiful colorful flowers.

  • Agnes Chrzanowska
    on Sep 30, 2020

    they are super pretty but I would keep them to the side since when they mature they will cover your house

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