by Fred Roundstone
(Angmering, West Sussex, UK)
The front yard is an ideal place to design and plan a landscaping project since it is easily visible and offers a good view of your creation. Making a good looking front yard need not be expensive.
Here are some things that you can do when landscaping your lawn.
Some Landscaping Ideas:
Pine Straw Theme – this theme involves planting shrubs and flowering plants as a good way to lessen the area that has to be mowed. It is easier to maintain and improve upon.
Boundary Island Theme – this theme is designed to be placed along the side of your residence. It is perfect for planting different kinds of greenery.
Pond – ponds not only look great in a well landscaped front yard, they also make the area cooler and it also brings the water element into the total look of the design.
Setting Up Paths:
Before setting up paths along the lawn, it is important to determine what type of grass you have in your lawn since there are types that are okay to walk on.
If you think that your lawn is rather sensitive, then constructing a path will keep the lawn from getting appearing worn which makes it visually appealing.
Problems With Low Lying Areas:
Various levels applied when landscaping your lawn provide an attractive look but is important to keep an eye on lower areas as they could become the start of problems like excessive moisture and insufficient air circulation.
Regarding Trees & Bushes:
Trees with lots of shade or beautiful plantings in the center of the lawn will be a sight to behold, but this great view also entails some difficulties. Lawns require sunlight and having too much shade can encourage the growth of fungus and moss.
Roots from trees or even bushes may grow in undesirable spots. To prevent this from happening, choose trees that will grow to a size that is proportional to the size of the yard.
For bushes, this can be prevented by pruning the roots when planting so that they will grow down instead of along the surface.
Reducing Your Mowing Trips:
Landscaping your lawn with colorful wild flowers, plants, and shrubs can greatly reduce the time you spend mowing the lawn and at the same time it adds beauty to your home.
For problem areas in your lawn, it is important to research the types of plants that will be suitable for the problem spot.
These are some of the things that you can do to improve the appearance of your lawn. Always remember to attend to the needs of your lawn and expect it to have a good, long life.
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