Simple little plots like this planting bed are great for breaking up a large expanse of lawn or simply creating interest. In an existing landscape, this would be a quick and easy way to dress up an otherwise shapeless big area of grass. In a Fescue lawn like this which isn't an aggressive turf type, it would simply be a matter of cutting out the sod and planting some regionaly appropriate plants.
Also, because a fesue lawn grass isn't aggressive, borders aren't necessary to keep the grass out of the beds. However, they might be a nice addition if created with the same material of the home or a natural element that is close. And in even larger lawn areas, several matching beds may look nice and tie the rest of the landscaping together.
Also, you may notice that most of the plants in this large lawn front yard are evergreen. The creeper on the balcony will turn red and even the Fescue lawn will keep most of its color through most of the Winter.
Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.
1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.
2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?
3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.
4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.
5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.