Exploring Landscape Setups

Exploring Landscape Setups

How To Design A Gorgeous Front Yard

by Tanya Green

Isn't it great to have winter behind you? Now you can focus on summertime fun and on beautifying your home. A great way to start the beautifying part of your summer plans is to design a front yard so gorgeous that it will be worthy of a home and garden magazine cover.

Get help

Many hands will not only make your work easier, but your job will take less hours. If you're married with children, think of dividing your family into teams, pairing an adult with a younger child. Start by cleaning out dead leaves and other debris, and rid the existing flower beds of weeds and plants that didn't make it through the winter. Look for green growth on plants in question. Even if there's a tiny bit of green, that means that, with proper nurturing, you'll be able to save those plants.

Choose diversity

As you select new plants, consider combining brightly colored flowers like geraniums and zinnias with ferns, mosses and decorative grasses. Add vegetables, too.  Adding vegetables not only means that you'll be able to harvest foods to eat, but that your flower beds will be more interesting to look at. Even different types of lettuce mixed in with your other plants add variety. For added drama, place large stones and even a water fountain as part of the design.

Use trees

Are you lucky enough to have trees on your property? If not, think of buying some that will not only add beauty to your front yard, but that will also provide shade. A tree service expert will be happy to tell you which trees grow well in your area. Ask for trees that don't require a lot of water. Your wallet will thank you when the monthly bills arrive. The same tree service will instruct you on how to maintain the trees. If you know that you'll need expert help, ask for service that will provide tree shaping and additional care for your trees, including adding nutrients to the soil on a set schedule.  It's also a good idea to have extra care between seasons. While you're at it, think about adding lighting which will 

A good idea is to set aside one morning or evening, while it's not too hot, for the family to weed the garden and to just make sure that the beauty of the area is maintained. Also, keep a record of plants that did well during the summer so that you can select them in again in years to come. Contact a landscaper, like R  &  S Landscaping , for more help.


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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.