We all want a beautiful landscape, but many of us just don’t have the time (or the inclination) to get out in your yard every day to make sure it looks its best. We know that you really want a beautiful landscape, but if you just don’t have the time, what do you do? You look for tips and tricks to have a beautiful landscape, without all of the hassles. Here are some strategies you can use to have a gorgeous garden without all of the sweating and pulling.
Mulch Is Key
Mulch fulfills several different needs in any landscape. First, colored mulch helps make your landscape look professionally done, especially when it coordinates with your house colors. Mulch also helps to keep weeds out of your landscape, which means that you don’t have to pull weeds as often. Mulch also keeps moisture in the soil where it belongs, which means you don’t have to water as often, either. Mulch keeps your landscape plants healthier as well because it insulates them from both the heat and the cold.
Natural Elements Help Too
Perhaps you have always wanted a Zen garden with rocks and other natural elements, or perhaps you want to do as little work in your yard as possible. You can use rocks as accents, make pathways, or make curved decorative spaces. You can also use driftwood and other natural elements, to hide the places where the plants don’t grow well.
Have A Porch or Deck? Plant a Container Garden!
Container gardens are a great solution to a maintenance-free landscape. You can plant a container garden really easily, and they are easy to care for, change plants in and out, or even plant herbs outside for all of your culinary needs! You can use a variety of containers and plants to continually freshen and update your landscape. If you place your containers on drip irrigation, you won’t have to water them, either.
Perennials Are Your Friend
Many people don’t know the difference between annuals and perennials. Annuals only last for a short period of time, while perennials bloom and rebloom year after year. If you plant perennials, and you stagger blooming seasons, you can have fresh flowers in your landscape for much of the year.
Make sure that the perennials you plant are appropriate for the New York area. You may really love Birds of Paradise flowers, but unless you live in Miami, they aren’t going to work in your landscape.