During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, 90% of Americans started prioritizing their outdoor living spaces. Are you one of them?
Spring is here and summer is only a few months away, but your front yard is still stuck in winter. Your grass isn’t thriving, there’s no color to speak of, and you’re not keeping up with your neighbors as far as curb appeal goes.
You need an upgrade. It’s time to work on creating a beautiful yard. Read on for a few quick lawn care and landscaping tips!
Add Some Local Plant Life
When we think of a healthy lawn, we often think of bright green grass that looks more like it belongs on a golf course than in front of your home. While there’s nothing wrong with having a lot of green grass, it’s not the best choice if you want an interesting front yard.
We recommend incorporating some local plant life. Look for native plants in your area and pick some that are aesthetically pleasing to you. These plants are easy to take care of because they’re already well-suited to your area (meaning that you won’t need a landscaper’s help or any expensive chemicals to take care of them).
On top of being beautiful and manageable, these plants are also good for local wildlife. You’ll be doing something great for local bee populations!
Keep Up With General Lawn Maintenance
Unfortunately, your lawn isn’t going to maintain itself. You need to keep up with maintenance all season long if you want to keep a beautiful yard.
You don’t have to water and mow your lawn every day. The frequency of your maintenance will depend on where you live. If you live somewhere that gets a lot of summer rain, you’ll likely never have to pull out your sprinkler, but you will have to weed and mow more often.
If you’re having a hard time stopping your lawn from getting overgrown and messy, consider hiring a professional to help. Lawncare experts, like the team at rdslawncare.com, will keep your lawn in tip-top condition when you don’t have the time to maintain it.
Consider Your Landscape Layers
If you want a truly stunning lawn with serious curb appeal, you need to layer it. Yes, there’s something appealing about a flat and green lawn, but by adding layers you’re also adding dimension to your outdoor space.
Use a mix of small flowering trees, large bushes (we love hydrangeas), smaller bushes, smaller flowers, and ground coverage flowers to create a layered appearance.
Mix and match colors and textures. For example, you might have a bush with dark green and spikey leaves next to a larger flowering bush with soft green leaves and gentle blue blossoms.
It is more difficult to maintain such a unique landscape, but again, this is where hiring a pro will be beneficial for you.
Make Your Front Yard Beautiful
You deserve a front yard that makes you happy when you approach your driveway. Wow your neighbors by using some of these landscaping tips to improve your lawn.
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