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Simple Landscaping Ideas

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Adding landscaping to your home is a daunting task for many homeowners. Luckily, there are some easy landscaping ideas that go a long way in improving your home’s curb appeal without requiring too much manual labor.

One way to boost the visual appeal of your backyard is to add a garden pergola. Not only do they create wonderful seating areas, but they also provide shade for your plants.

Adding a backyard patio is another way to enhance your home and create your ideal outdoor living space. Keep reading for simple landscaping ideas to improve your home, and keep in mind that working with a professional landscape service is the best way to create your dream home.

Simple Landscaping Ideas to Improve Your Home

If you want to increase the curb appeal of your home, adding landscaping can go a long way. The following simple landscaping ideas are easy ways to improve your property to add value and get more enjoyment from your outdoor space.

Adding Window Flower Boxes

Window boxes filled with colorful flowers add charm and beauty to your home’s exterior. You can place them on window sills and porch railings, among other locations.

The key to success with window boxes is to make sure that you choose locations that get enough sunlight or shade for the flowers you plant in them. They should also be in a location that is easy to water, whether you water by hand or set up your sprinkler system to reach the boxes.

Planting Garden Beds

The options are endless when it comes to planting garden beds around your home. Adding garden beds to the front of your home can have a massive impact on your home’s curb appeal. You can edge your home’s exterior with garden beds filled with plants and flowers that complement the style of your home and add visual appeal.

Another way to utilize garden beds is to plant raised beds or garden bed boxes in your backyard. Not only do they look great, but they can help create distinct sections in your backyard to add more definition. Backyard garden beds are perfect for planting vegetables and herbs.

No matter what you do with your garden beds, make sure you choose plants, flowers and vegetables that thrive in your local climate. Consult with a landscape specialist before you choose your plants, as they can also advise you on the right type of soil, maintenance schedule and other care instructions.

Hanging Baskets

Are you thinking about adding a pop of color to your typical green space yard? Try hanging baskets of annual flowers. Using trees, pergolas or basket poles you can add layers of depth to a yard with seasonal color throughout the year. Simple vines with color and some flower varieties droop over the side of the baskets providing beauty wherever you would like.

Add Visual Intrigue With Rocks

Using rocks in your yard can add visual intrigue and definition to your outdoor space. There are several ways you can use rocks, such as using them to edge your flower beds, creating a stone path or crafting a rock garden. The best thing about using rocks is that they are low maintenance and inexpensive.

Add Greenery to Your Lawn With New Bushes

Adding bushes to your lawn is another simple landscape idea that goes a long way in adding structure to your property. Adding bushes to your landscaping also creates a unique focal point that boosts the visual appeal of your lawn. Interspersing bushes with a variety of flowers and other plants is a great way to add texture to your front and back lawn.

Bushes can also be used to create a natural boundary around your lawn or section off a certain part of your lawn from the rest of it. The key to succeeding with bushes is to choose low-maintenance varieties that thrive in your local climate and soil type.

Add Edging With Bricks, Stones and Pavers

Edging your landscaping with rocks is a great way to add definition to your lawn. However, rocks are not the only edging option. You can also edge your lawn with bricks, stones and pavers. With so many options available, you can choose the edging material that complements your home’s exterior.

Edging materials provide the perfect boundaries for your lawn. You can use them to define your garden beds, walkways or any other area you want to separate from the rest of your lawn. There are also practical benefits to edging your garden beds because it keeps grass from intruding on them.

For the best results with these simple landscaping ideas, work with a landscaping specialist to bring your dream lawn to life. They can get the job done for you while you relax and enjoy your outdoor space.

a garden pergola

Ideas for Garden Pergolas

There are many ways to use a pergola on your lawn, such as using it to provide shade and covering for your outdoor sitting area, outdoor kitchen or hot tub. However, one overlooked way to use a pergola is in your garden.

Garden pergolas add charm and visual interest to your garden, as well as shade for plants that can’t handle too much sun. Since pergolas have slatted roofs, they allow for the perfect amount of sunlight to stream through without overwhelming and burning your plants.

A garden pergola is the perfect way to divide your garden into distinct areas. For example, plants that thrive in indirect sunlight can be planted under your garden pergola, while those that love direct sun can be planted in another section.

You can also add hanging plants to your garden pergola to create a multidimensional garden. Hanging plants adds versatility to your garden’s look because you can change the plants out as often as you like.

Another fun and visually appealing way to use a garden pergola is to allow vines to climb up the pergola structure. Ivy and flowering vines will add a lush and playful touch to your garden.

Want to enjoy your outdoor space more? A garden is the perfect place to set up an outdoor seating area amidst your plants. You can create the perfect reading nook to enjoy some privacy in the garden.

There are endless options when it comes to garden pergolas. However, it’s important to have your pergola professionally installed.

You can bring your outdoor dream to life by working with a landscaping specialist who can help you choose the perfect spot from your garden pergola that integrates with the rest of your lawn.

a backyard patio

Backyard Patio Ideas

Do you dream of hosting family barbecues and birthday parties in your backyard? A backyard patio is the perfect outdoor setting to create memories with your friends and family. Luckily, when you work with a lawn care specialist, you can bring your dream backyard patio to life.

Adding a backyard patio to your property has several benefits, such as increasing your home’s property value, adding entertainment space and giving you and your family more opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.

Backyard patios are also extremely versatile. You can set up an outdoor living or dining space, install an outdoor kitchen, use it as a play area for young kids, plant a potted herb garden and more.

A backyard patio is also the perfect location for a firepit, so that you can enjoy the outdoors even during the colder months. You can add more heat to your patio with heat lamps.

Finally, you can create a cozy ambiance on your backyard patio by stringing solar-powered bistro lights throughout the space. Your family and friends will love hanging out there day or night.

Installing a Backyard Patio

It’s important to choose the right materials for your backyard patio. There are several options, from natural stone, wood, concrete, composite decking and more. Consider the architecture of your home and whether the material would clash or complement it.

Additionally, consider the maintenance requirements of each material and how much time you have to maintain your backyard patio. Keep in mind that your backyard patio will see a ton of foot traffic, so it’s important to choose a durable material that will last a lifetime.

Stone pavers, which can be made from brick, stone and clay, are low-maintenance and highly durable. Since they can come in a variety of materials and colors, it’s easy to choose one that matches the rest of your home.

Consult with a landscaping specialist before you choose the material for your backyard patio. They will advise you on the most durable material for your area. They will also help you choose one that matches the architecture of your home. An expert can also install the patio for you so that you can sit back and enjoy your outdoor space sooner.

Create Your Dream Outdoor Space Today

Ready to create your dream outdoor space with these simple landscaping ideas? While some ideas are easy to do yourself, others will require professional help.

A landscaping specialist can offer experience and expertise to make your outdoor makeover seamless. Working with a professional allows you to sit back and relax while they get the job done for you.

ABC Can Help You Create the Yard of Your Dreams

As a homeowner, there are so many things you have to stay on top of, and the laundry list of tasks never seems to get any shorter. ABC Home & Commercial Services can make it so you have one less thing to worry about. We can take on all your lawn care needs without you having to lift a finger. Our pros can do it all, even recommending drought-tolerant plants, so your yard stays vibrant through dry periods.

J Zambo

J Zambo joined ABC in 2023 with over 20 years of experience. He is the Lawn & Tree Division Manager, overseeing Lawn Maintenance and Care, Landscaping, Tree and Holiday Lighting for all ABC Austin branches. Before ABC, he was the Vice President of Aloha Arbor Care and Hawaii Landscape Services. J is an ISA Certified Arborist and ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor. His favorite quote is “So shines a good deed in a weary world” by Willie Wonka.

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