Make your yard spring-ready with these tips
Spring is almost here and it is that time of the year when the scents of blossoming gardens will return to the air. It’s a great opportunity to start a few projects in your backyard and see how your lawn has fared over winter. And while it may seem like a complicated project, outlining and designing a gorgeous, spring-ready garden is actually very simple and satisfying.
Here are some considerations to outfit your backyard for spring:
What type of lawn do you want?
The first step to obtaining a beautiful garden is to work out specifically how you want the lawn. What kind of plants do you want? What kind of features? Would you rather go with a traditional or a contemporary feel? Take some time out for research – look at pictures on the internet, talk to the homeowners, read gardening magazines and keep a tab on the features you truly like.
Work out how many garden beds or plants do you want. If you don’t enjoy gardening or just don’t have the time, consider more concrete or pebbled areas. Also, keep your budget in mind and only incorporate the elements you can actually afford.
Get your soil right
Good soil is the essence of exceptional lawns with plants. Nothing could be more dispiriting than plants that succumb to poor soil. You can add compost to your lawn soil, or replace the entire soil with a higher quality alternative.
Choose the right plants
Getting the soil right is necessary, and so is choosing your plant. Make a listing of the kinds of plants you want and stick to them. Try to adhere to only the native plant species as they require less maintenance.
Add a water feature
Keeping a well-maintained lawn is a great place for unwinding after a long day at work. But, did you know that your lawn area can look and feel even more tranquil and relax with just one tiny addition? A water feature – Water features are stunning and add a huge wow factor to yards. They come in all shapes, sizes, types and feels, from luxurious fishponds to simplistic urns encompassed by pebbles. A well-placed, simple feature can have just as huge of an impact as the most detailed structures – with a minimal amount of maintenance.
So, what are you waiting for? Install a water feature in your yard and transform your boring, uninviting landscape into exciting scenery. Create your own secluded outdoor haven and get immense joy and satisfaction with the fulfillment of a spring-ready garden.