Transforming your landscape isn’t as difficult as you might think. It just takes a bit of creativity. Read on to find out how to go from ho-hum to WOW!
Did you know there are more than 400,000 species of plants out there? It can seem overwhelming, trying to decide which to choose for your yard. That’s why it’s a good idea to either research which types do best in shade, around curves, etc. OR contact landscaping professionals, like The Veron Company, who will tell you right away so you can get started.
One of the biggest problems we see with homeowners who choose different plants is a lack of imagination. For example, some homeowners tend to use the same plants over and over again, so everyone’s yard looks similar. If you really want to mix things up a little, try mixing colors and textures for curb appeal that really pops!
Understanding which plants go best in the sun or shade gives you an advantage. For instance, if you have many towering trees and lots of shady areas, consider planting ferns and violets, because they thrive in the shade.
Some trends are tough—and impractical—to maintain. Some people make curved landscape beds, but these can be hard to mow around. And the fact is, they can be any shape you want, even rectangular. Remember, think practically as well as creatively.
Other trends can actually make your life easier. For example, adding paving stones for a nice walkway can add luxury to your backyard, while cutting down on the area you have to mow. In fact, one of the biggest trends is outdoor living spaces—sitting areas with fire pits and a pergola overhead. If you don’t like lots of green space to tend to, this may be a nice way to go to give your property added value.
Being Creative on a Budget
If you can’t afford the fire pit, pergola and other outdoor bells and whistles, you can create an equally inviting space to relax outside with a few items that are priced right. For example, you can create a sitting area with lounge chairs and a table. Then you can add lights to nearby trees and shrubs. Or you could get some battery-operated lanterns to give it that extra special ambiance. The possibilities are endless!
Mix It Up
Remember, contrasting elements will make your landscape truly dramatic. When you plant long grasses near a pathway of shorter grass, or place pavers to offset a grassy setting, you create an exciting mix of textures and color. You’ve seen this technique in the landscaping of showplace homes, where the flowers are planted deliberately near a stone pathway or water feature. You can achieve this effect, too, by choosing plants and borders that will provide a nice contrast. If you aren’t sure, consult with professionals who can help you choose plantings that will give you attractive curb appeal.
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