Tips for Landscaping Your Lawn
The front yard is an ideal place to design and plan a
landscaping project since it is readily visible and offers a
good view of your creation.
Making a good looking front yard need not be expensive. Here are some things that you can do when landscaping your
Some landscaping ideas
Pine Straw Theme - this theme
involves planting shrubs and flowering plants as a good way to
lessen the area that has to be mowed. It is easier to maintain and
Boundary Island Theme - this theme is designed to be placed along
the side of your residence. It is perfect for planting different
kinds of greenery.
Pond - ponds not only look great in a well landscaped front yard,
they also make the area cooler and introduce the water
element into the total look of the design.
Setting up paths
Before setting up paths along the lawn, it is important to
determine what type of grass you have in your lawn since there are
types that are okay to walk on. If you think that your lawn is
rather sensitive, then constructing a path will keep the lawn from
appearing worn which makes it visually appealing.
Regarding trees and bushes
Trees with lots of shade or beautiful plantings in the center of
the lawn will be a sight to behold, but this great view also
entails some difficulties. Lawns require sunlight and having too
much shade can encourage the growth of fungus and moss.
Roots from trees or even bushes may grow in undesirable spots. To
prevent this from happening, choose trees that will grow to a size
that is proportional to the size of the yard. For bushes, this can
be prevented by pruning the roots when planting so that they will
grow down instead of along the surface.
Reducing your mowing trips
Landscaping your lawn with colorful wild flowers, plants,
shrubs, and paths can greatly reduce the time you spend mowing the lawn and
at the same time add beauty to your home.
Problem with low areas
Various levels applied when landscaping your lawn provide an
attractive look but it's important to keep an eye on lower
areas as they could become the start of problems like
excessive moisture and insufficient air circulation.
For problem areas in
your lawn, it's important to research the types of plants that
will be suitable for the problem spot.
These are some of the things that you can do to improve the
appearance of your lawn. Attend to the needs of your
lawn and you can expect it to have a good, long life.