Improving the outdoor appearance through the use of landscaping doesn’t have to be difficult or overly elaborate. In fact, well-thought out landscape design compliments the home and property you have in order to let its natural beauty shine – not overpower it so completely. While we love a large and complex landscape job and are more than capable of handling it with our years of experience and equipment, we also relish in these simple landscaping ideas that can be truly transformative if executed properly.
Upgrade Your Lawn with Sod
When sod is installed in your yard, your lawn instantly goes from bland to WOW! While seeding is part art and science to achieve the thick, lush effect, once sod is rolled out and installed properly, your yard is instantly transformed. Plus, while seed can take weeks and months to achieve the desired look, sod is ready to go in a couple of weeks, taking care to ensure the roots take hold with proper watering and fertilization.
Add Color Through Perennials and Annuals
Perennials are flowering plants that come back year after year and include such beauties as hydrangea, crape myrtle, azalea and rhododendron that provide beautiful, bold colors throughout the warm months. These plants provide everything from classic white and green to stunning pinks and purples that are sure to provide the wow factor you’re seeking.
In addition, annuals, or flowers that only last a single season, can provide you with beautiful colors and textures all season long at a minimal investment. Annuals include such beauties as impatiens, begonias, vincas, portulaca and petunias. There are also a host of other annuals that can add gorgeous color to your plant beds, front porch or back patio or deck.
Incorporate Natural Grasses
Natural grasses can be a wonderful addition to any landscaped yard. While fairly inexpensive, natural grasses can add lots of visual interest and provide natural fill in areas around your yard. Natural grasses come in a wide variety of blade sizes and colors, including variegated grasses with multiple colors. Grasses are easy to maintain season after season as you simply cut them down with gardening shears to the ground at the end of the fall and watch them grow back come spring.