The front yard of modern houses are the first thing people see when they visit. If you have a modern house, you will have several ideas of front yard landscaping for modern houses. For instance, create front paths. Not all homes are situated on city-style or planned community lots where driveways and homes are situated in patterns. Rural and estate lots can include a large area in the front, and parking can be elsewhere, like a detached garage to the side or back of the home. Create a landscaping plan around both sides of a front path that ends at a home obscured from the road by trees, planters and gardens.