You can improve the look of your outdoor space, regardless of is size, and also add value to your home with these useful landscaping tips.
Make sure you choose plants and materials that are suitable for your local climate, as well as being in your designated budget. And a landscaping project is easier and more manageable if you divide the space into smaller areas and tackle one at a time, such as the backyard, front yard, deck area and pool. Pavers, retaining walls and hardscapes can add affordable touches once you have finished the project.
At the front of your house, your entrance can look more imposing and formal by placing a couple of topiaries on either side of your porch or steps. Ornamental grasses such as fountain grass can be used to ring trees or edge your driveway. And you can add instant curb appeal as well as easily boost the value of your home by adding small touches such as an upgraded mailbox, new garage doors, painting your front door.
in the backyard, trimming the trees, adding some flowering shrubs or putting down mulch can easily transform a wild and unkempt looking space. Charm and a structured look can be achieved with bricks, gravel or stone used to create a pathway, and if you have space, a rose or vegetable garden might be an option. Of course, you will have to treat and pull up those annoying weeds, both at the back and the front of your house.
To give an impression of privacy, rows of potted pencil hollies can become a hedge divider for the patio or pool area. Wisteria or jasmine can be used as a running vine to add character to a gazebo or arbour.
Improving the look of your yard needn’t be costly or time-consuming. These landscaping tips give you an idea of what can be achieved without having to invest too much time or money.