Exploring Landscape Setups

Exploring Landscape Setups

Want To Landscape Your Grandparent's Yard? Tips To Make It Easy For Them To Care For Flowers

by Tanya Green

If your grandparent's yard is currently not landscaped, they will appreciate you taking the time to landscape it. A good place to start with landscaping is planting flowers. Because they are older, however, you need to ensure you choose the right type of flowers, as some flowers are easier to care for than others. Below is some information about this so you can get started making their yard look beautiful.

Plant Low Maintenance Flowers

To start, you should choose only low maintenance flowers. This means flowers that do not require a lot of water and can grow well even if it gets very hot outside. There are a variety of flowers to choose from. For example, vinca is an annual flower that will grow anywhere as long as it has full sun. The soil should be kept moist when you first plant them but when they start to grow they are fine with what mother nature provides for them. These flowers spread quickly and will fill up any empty space beautifully.

Perennials are a good choice because they automatically come back year after year. There are perennials that are also easy to care for, such as blacked-eyed Susans and coneflowers. Both of these flowers are drought tolerant and should be planted where they can get full sun. 

Some other perennial low maintenance flowers include:

  • Iris
  • Daylily
  • Peony
  • Yarrow
  • Lavender

Visit a garden center to look at flowers that grow well in your area.

Add Mulch

Add mulch around the flower bed to help hold in moisture, which will help the flowers if there is no rain during the week. Mulch can also help your grandparents because it blocks weeds from growing in the flower bed. Spread the mulch over the entire flower garden and push it away from the base of each plant. If you do not do this you will smother the flowers and they will die.

There are a variety of mulches available, such as wood, straw, chopped up leaves, shredded bark, and grass clippings if your lawn is not chemically treated. Grass deteriorates quickly but it does add nutrients to the soil. If you mow your grandparent's lawn every week you will have an abundant supply of grass.

Contact a landscape contractor in your area if you need help with the flowers. They can help you design the flower gardens as well as suggest other things you can do to landscape the yard. For example, they can plant trees, shrubs, and lawns. Many landscaping companies also construct hard landscaping, such as decks, patios, and paths, such as a walking path to a flower garden.


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Exploring Landscape Setups

Hello, I am Manny Juanez. When I moved into my home, I instantly started to plan out my landscape features. I knew that I wanted a small waterfall leading to a pond for my fish. I also wanted to create a few raised beds around the sitting area by the pond. What I didn't know, however, was that the project would take a lot of manpower and a bit of professional help. My site will explore the process from grading the land to setting up the electrical components. I will also talk about building the garden beds with pavers and other found materials. The information I provide should help you create a beautiful layout in your back or front yards. Come back to my site whenever you need some inspiration.