Posted on: 14 June 2017Share
Having beautiful landscaping allows you to enjoy being outside even more, and adds curb appeal to your home. If you are bored with your current landscaping, there are many changes you can make to liven it up. Below are two of these things to help you get started.
Flowers will instantly make your landscaping look different and adds color to your yard. When it comes to flowers, you can choose annuals, which you have to replant each year, or perennials, which come back on their own year after year.
Determine where you want to plant the flowers so you know how much sun this area gets each day. If you are not sure, go out each morning and see where the sun shines on the area and do this every hour throughout the day. This will tell you how much sun the area gets and when it gets it.
Once you determine this go to a garden center and purchase some flowers. Full sun flowers need to have sun throughout the day. Part sun flowers grow well in morning sun and afternoon shade. Shade flowers need to have mostly shade but they can handle a little filtered sun during the morning hours.
Purchase flowers that are native to your area, as these will grow well for you. If you are not sure, talk with a garden center employee and they can tell you the best types of flowers to purchase for your yard. There are also flowers that are heat and drought tolerant, which makes things go much easier for you. This is because you will to have to worry about watering them as often, and not have to worry about them if your temperatures get high.
You can plant flowers along the front of your home, or you can build one or more flower beds if you would like to plant a lot of flowers.
Dress Up Your Porch
If your home has a porch, you can dress it up to enhance the look of your landscaping. Start out with the door. If it is old and run down, you should consider replacing it. If the door is in good shape you could give it a new paint job to liven it up. For example, if your door is currently white paint it a different color, such as red, green, or yellow.
Add some container flowers to the porch to add some instant color. Choose different sized containers and group them together to create a beautiful display. You could also put a hanging basket that is filled with flowers on your porch.
If your porch is large enough add a few rocking chairs, as well as an outdoor small table. This will give you an area to decorate during holidays. For example, you could sit pumpkins on the table during the fall season.
Hire a landscape construction service to help you enhance your landscaping. They can give you many more tips on things you can do, as well as help you build your flower gardens. A landscaper could also help you do hardscaping, such as adding some stone walkway steps, adding a retaining wall, and more.