If you want to create outdoor spaces for relaxation as well as to increase the value of your property, you should think of updating your home’s landscape. Whether you want to beautify the entire piece of land, or you want to focus on your backyard or front yard, there are so many amazing choices to consider. In the backyard, you can create an area for dining, or you can create a lush garden that allows you to relax. Organic and natural materials are often used by gardeners because they can turn any boring space into a breathtaking oasis.
Gorgeous landscaping can boost your curb appeal and add interest to your lawn. Check these amazing ideas to add color, functionality, points of interest and texture to your space. Create a landscape that looks mesmerizing and it is easy to maintain, and one that doesn’t cost much and will still impress your family and guests.
START WITH THE FOCAL POINTS
A focal point is something that draws your attention and makes you feel surprised. Although statues and specimen trees are mostly used for making a statement in yards, there are so many other possibilities to choose from. The trick is to choose something different from the rest of your landscape and make it stand out but still connected with the rest of the landscape. This can be achieved through using a repeated color and shape as well as by staying faithful to the overall style of the yard. The scale is also very important. If your garden space is limited, you can go with a small statue or bench, or an ancient oak can be just ideal for your several acres landscape.
If you don’t want your landscape to look like a painting hung on a wall, then you need to add interest and life. Add some cheerful flowers that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. To complete your garden look also think about adding ornamental grasses to sway in the breeze. Select grasses that will thrive in your area and specific site conditions (shade, sun, etc.). Pick a variety that will suit the needs of your family, including adults, kids, and pets. One of the most important factors in selecting a grass type for your space it its ability to survive the intended use of the yard. To keep watering and pruning down, I advise you to plant grass and plants that are specific for your region. If you have kids or pets, you can give the artificial grass a shot. Collecting water with rain barrels is an easy way to water your plants. Water your lawn before 9 a.m., to fortify plants against midday heat.
RIGHT PLANT ON THE RIGHT SPOT
You don’t need a lot of money to achieve an eye-catching landscape. The key of a beautiful yard is to select your flowers and plants purposefully and place them thoughtfully. Since there are plants that can get large more quickly, consider the growth rate of the plants. Proper spacing is of a great importance because it allows air circulation to prevent insect and fungal problems. Plant lavender for a burst of color and relaxing aroma. If you don’t live in a climate with a regular rain, you need to water it once or twice a week. Perennials are low-maintenance plants and you buy them once and they come back year after year. Incorporating interesting pots in your landscaping, not only make your lawn more low-maintenance but more versatile and eye-catching. Pots are easy to move around, so if you are making a party on your patio, you can move them there in just a few minutes.