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Landscape Design Ideas
Make Your Yard Chic Without The Sweat
Beautiful landscaping projects have been known to improve a home’s return-on-investment and make outdoor entertaining that much more fun. However, despite New Year’s resolutions for a new and improved landscape design, not every homeowner is able to put the time and effort into a large-scale project once it’s completed. Fortunately, you don’t have to have to have a high-maintenance yard in order to have the landscaping of your dreams. Consider the following low-maintenance landscape design ideas to make your yard stand out without even lifting your finger.
Stone is one of those elements in a landscape design process that can cater to myriad aesthetics including rustic, modern, and bohemian. A well-maintained yard is considered essential for as many as 90% of American homeowners. With a patio made of crushed stone or bluestone, you don’t have to worry about maintaining grass. What’s more, a strong stone base will help keep weeds from popping up through the cracks. Surround your patio with greenery (faux or real) and your landscaping will look chic and high-end without the sweat-inducing maintenance.
Bring In The Green Without The Green
If you choose to use real plants in your landscape design process, consider using mulch instead of grass when your landscape services bring in the flower power. Mulch helps to prevent weeds and serves as a fertilizer to your plants once it breaks down. Additionally, unlike grass, you don’t have to mow mulch or water mulch to help it look its best. Mulch is also easily replaceable and inexpensive.
Keep Calm With The Wonders Of Lavender
Do you love flowers, but don’t have much of a green thumb? Lavender is the perfect plant for you. Depending on the amount of rainfall in your area, you will only have to water Lavender once or twice a week. Not only does this plant have aroma-therapeutic properties, but it also smells heavenly and grows back every year. What’s more, it helps repel mosquitoes and bugs which makes it a great plant to keep near your new stone patio.
Not every homeowner enjoys the maintenance that often accompanies large-scale landscaping. Fortunately, there are plenty of low-maintenance landscape design ideas to make your home look marvelous. For more information on landscape design and construction, contact Alderwood Landscaping today.