The exterior of your home is a great place to make a first impression. Your lawn and yard make a huge difference in the curb appeal of your property. Are you looking for landscaping ideas to make your yard look more attractive? Here are five ways to spruce up your landscape.
Lawn Maintenance Is a Must
When landscaping, it’s important to start with the basics. A well-maintained lawn is a great starting place for improving your landscaping. Fortunately, it’s affordable. It just takes a little bit of time and effort.
There are three main essentials to having a lush, green lawn. Those essentials are mowing, watering, and fertilizing.
The biggest mistake you can make with your lawn care maintenance is mowing too short. Many people mow too short, hoping they can avoid mowing again for longer. However, this can put stress on your lawn that may dull or yellow the color. It can even increase the likelihood of weeds in your yard. Instead, try to mow weekly and keep your grass between 3.5 to 4 inches tall.
Grass also needs proper watering at strategic times. It’s best to water your grass less frequently for a longer duration. Try watering your grass about 1-2 times a week for 45-60 minutes in the morning when you’re not getting regular rainfall. If your conditions are warmer and windier than normal, you could slightly increase your watering frequency.
Add Colorful Plants
Another one of our five ways to spruce up your landscape is by adding colorful plants. Adding a flower bed, colorful shrubs, or even window planters is a great way to do this. Colorful plants draw the eye and can look great without being too high maintenance.
Barberry shrubs can come in bright orange colors and other fun varieties, and they are very easy to care for. Peonies are great flowering perennials that can add a pop of pink or white color to your lawn in addition to an herbaceous smell.
Liriope is also a great option for ground cover in your landscaping. It has grass-like foliage and flowers blue and violet in the summertime. It is evergreen in mild climates and is relatively drought-resistant.
As always, you should check what plants will thrive best in your climate zone.
Start a Garden
Gardening is a very rewarding experience that can add a new focal point to your landscape design. Whether you choose to plant delicious vegetables or beautiful flower beds, a garden is sure to add color and diversity to your landscaping.
The first step is choosing the right location for your garden. Whether you put it in the front yard or backyard, make sure it is somewhere it will be seen frequently. This will make you more likely to spend time keeping it happy, which will help keep your overall landscaping looking nice.
If you have never started a garden before, Omni Outdoor Living has excellent tips for your first home garden.
Pressure Wash Patios and Sidewalks
There are many ways to spruce up your landscaping that aren’t limited to plants. Keep your home looking nice and clean by pressure washing patios and sidewalks. You may be surprised just how new a sidewalk can look when it is restored with a quick pressure wash.
Pressure washing can remove years of grime, dirt, and even mold nearly effortlessly. You can also try it on fences and the siding of your home. Pressure washing may keep you from needing to repaint, and it can even help protect your home from expensive replacements over time.
Pressure washing is an easy way to get your home and patio looking brand new and shiny again. It’s an excellent way to increase your home’s value while sprucing up your landscaping.
Be Creative with New Items
Don’t be afraid to get creative with introducing new items to your landscaping. For example, you could consider putting in a new fence in your backyard or installing outdoor lighting. Landscape lighting would look great around your front walk, and string lights would add value to your back patio.
You could also consider adding or upgrading your Adirondack furniture on your front porch or back patio. Don’t forget the coordinating cushions and pillows! You could also add a fire pit to your backyard seating area.
Maybe your home needs new shutters, or maybe your existing shutters just need a fresh coat of paint. Adding new items to your yard is an exciting way to spruce up your landscaping on any budget. Look around your outdoor space and see what opportunities you have to introduce something new. No matter what your space needs, you’ll be surprised how long that excitement can last and inspire you to spruce up the rest of your yard along with it.
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