Ideas for Yards

May 11, 2017
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drought-tolerantIf you are thinking of updating or refreshing your back yard, here are 5 back yard landscaping trends you should be aware of before starting. Even if you don’t think your back yard needs a makeover, by the time you read this, we guarantee you’ll have some ideas on how to make it better.

  • Easy and Smart – People are opting for landscape designs that require little time, energy and water. Drought tolerant plants like succulents, Firecracker Penstemon, Sulphur Buckwheat, Sheep Fescue, Mexican Sage and California Fuschia are all great plants to consider for arid regions since they require little water and are very attractive.minimalist-yard Consider adding a rock creek or a patio made with pavers to cut down on yard maintenance.
  • Productive – Edible gardens are very popular because of the gratification that comes from planting something, watching it grow and enjoying it in your favorite recipe. Depending on your climate and soil conditions, consider planting a combination of your favorite vegetables, fruits and herbs. These can include, corn, tomatoes, lettuce, basil, rosemary, lemons and oranges. These types of gardens require care and attention but the rewards are huge!


  • Water and Fire – The sight, sound, smell and overall sensory experience of congregating next to a fire or water feature can be very enjoyable and relaxing. Water and fire features can be small enough to place on top of a small patio table or large enough to include a complex landscaping design.
  • Outside Living- More and more people are making their back yards into their ‘other’ room in the house. Back yards are being designed for people to spend more time outdoors. They are being configured to be THE place where we gather, entertain and play. It is no wonder we are seeing more and more outdoor kitchens, lighting, gaming and shading products on the market.edible-yard-2 We are finally claiming our yards from our dogs!

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Landscaping Tips

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.

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