Houses with ivy in their front yard look very pretty. Even the most unsightly house will be transformed when its walls are studded with this plant. Unfortunately, we've moved away from the tradition of planting it near houses, but in Europe it still exists to this day.
For cities where every piece of land is worth its weight in gold and there's no way to plant a single garden or flower bed next to the house, an ivy-covered wall gives you a feeling of closeness to nature.
There is a misconception that the plant contributes to the destruction of the wall. It really isn't. It really clings to irregularities with its tendrils or roots, but it also protects against wind, rain and sun.
Some species of ivy have a way of turning their leaves bright red or bright yellow in fall, which makes even more beautiful the houses and hedges they braid on.