Best Foundation Plants for Stellar Curb Appeal. Plantings that ring the base of your home should do more than just conceal the foundation. But just hiding that juncture with a tight fringe of evergreens isn't the answer. Neither is a one-scheme-fits-all formula. "Two conical things on either side of the front door with two tall things on either end of the house with lower things in the middle—that's a dated approach." Here, foolproof planting tips to boost your curb appeal.