By this I mean in the literal sense of the word.
Is your front garden paved? Are there any plants in evidence?
If the answer is 'Yes' and 'No', I'm encouraging you to lift a bit of gravel, paving or bricks and plant something.
I'd like to start a Greening of the Front Gardens Campaign in the street, and will help anyone who's interested in making their front garden more colourful.
Here is what happened to Jane's front garden, it had a variegated privet hedge and a lot of gravel, look at it now:
Here's another example: