Homeowners thinking about landscaping this spring have heard the many phrases about “home”. It’s where the heart is, it’s the castle, and it’s sweet. We agree with them all, with the exception of one – there’s no need for it to be ever so humble.
Thoughtful landscaping will add color, warmth and texture to the place you love. From growing flourishing shrubs, to colorful annuals and perennials, to deer-proofing the garden, there are many eye-catching ways to make your home inviting and appealing. Great landscaping ideas include variety; adding height, creating spaces where you and your guests can sit and relax, inclusion of stunning hardscaping, fountains etc. Yard landscaping should be both attractive and functional, so let your imagination go.
Google the words “spring landscaping ideas” and you’ll be overwhelmed by everything you find. You can look at portfolios for ideas. Tip: Homeowners should explore landscaping in their specific regions for the plants that will thrive in their projects.
Here are a few ideas to consider when speaking with your chosen professional landscaper:
Say Hello with Flowers this Spring
Simply put, flowers are an invitation to enter. Flowers always make a home seem more welcoming. Prettify your entrance with an assortment of annuals and perennials to keep the colors going all year long. Pansy, Day Lily and Russian Sage are great additions to set the stage.
If you have a small space between your house and the street, try putting a low fence in front. It gives the illusion that your house is farther from the street than it really is, and it also makes for a great space for planting flowers and vines.
Landscaping with Vines-Let the Romance Begin
There’s nothing more quixotic than lush green tendrils meandering around fences and retaining walls. Your landscaper can guide you to the all-important non-invasive varieties-Trumpet Honeysuckle, Clematis, and Morning Glory. All vines can be trained to grow on a fence or in a container, if that’s the preference.
Don’t Forget to Include the Driveway in Your Landscaping Project
By carefully sculpting the landscape and choosing the right plants and materials, you can hide an unattractive driveway. Or, you can consider if the time is right to replace that broken cement with beautiful new pavers. Many landscape portfolios show how the combination of landscape and hardscape can transform your property into the Garden of Eden. A low hedge with create an elegant look that can be combined with annuals and perennials. Depending on the look and feel of your home, this landscaping can be trim and stylish or a bit wild.
Blooms, Blooms…It’s Spring We Presume
Ask anyone who knows-the easiest way to make over the look of your home landscape is blooms. Blossoming trees, shrubs, and flowers provide maximum impact. And you can change color quick as a wink! Ask your landscaper for recommendations; Chinese Snowballs, Flowering Plum, Crepe Myrtle, Magnolia are just a few northeast favorites.
Factor in the Unexpected for a Spectacular Landscape
Even the smallest space can house a surprise. A fountain, statue, bench or a special flower display atop a breathtaking stone wall can provide your guests with a “wow” factor that makes your home both a neighborhood showplace and a portfolio entry . In a trim and elegant yardscape, an area of wildflowers can take a visitor’s breath away!
Choosing the right landscaping organization is a must for creating a garden wonderland that offers an oasis from the trials and tribulations of everyday life. Do your research-get referrals and references- to locate a knowledgeable, experienced and cooperative professional partner. Homeowners are a fortunate group; the portfolio for spring landscaping ideas is varied and vast.