Summer is here, and that means people are going to be outside mowing their lawns and maintaining their gardens. Here are some home landscaping tips for the aspiring gardener and landscaper.
Use Native Plants
Not only is it less expensive to maintain plants native to your region, but it also gives you a cool way to learn more about the community you live in.
Just Add Water
Lately, more and more people are adding water features to their gardens and landscaping projects. Water walls, fountains, ponds, and urns reuse water, so they’re less expensive and cost less to maintain than a swimming pool. Plus, they’re relaxing and nice to look at.
Include Interesting Lighting
An often-overlooked element of landscaping is taking your lighting into account. It can add more visual interest to a garden after night falls. It also helps illuminate walkways so visitors don’t trip in the dark.
Don’t Overlook Ornamental Grasses
If you have any blank spots in your lawn or garden, or simply need to add some visual variety, consider adding ornamental grass here and there. Ornamental grasses are low-maintenance and versatile, so you can add them to many areas.
Use Planters in Tight Spaces
Ran out of room in your garden? No worries. Add a few potted plants and flowers around your deck or patio.
Keep these home landscaping tips in mind when you set out on your next big DIY project.
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