There is only a slight difference between backyard and front yard landscaping because the two are intended to create an attractive yard. Keep in mind that in front yard landscaping one has to first consider how to provide easy access into the home while the backyard is there for entertaining or relaxing with family and friends. And since the front yard is where the homeowners enter and leave the property it is just necessary to create a charming front yard.
Planting trees and shrubs in front yards, pathways and driveways will often follow a rule of simplicity. In front yard landscaping less means more. The plants you choose should complement the home, avoid growing plants that would overpower the beauty the house. You can use plants to hide imperfection of the house, blend with the surroundings as well as unify the landscaping with its surroundings.