Forget spring cleaning, now that summer is here it is time to focus on making your yard beautiful for everyone that comes to enjoy it! Here are some great summer landscaping tips that will make your home and yard stand out.
1. Flowers, Flowers, Flowers
Take advantage of the bright colored flowers you can find during this season. Greet your guests with rows of flowers that you place on the edges of your driveway, lining your garden, and on your porch. You can even have them hang off your deck or near your pool…there are no limits! You will miss them come winter, so stock up on the pretty colors now!
2. Grow vines
If you have any fencing that needs sprucing up, try growing vines on them. Nothing beats an old iron gate with some bright green vines or a picket fence with some yellow, blue, and purple flowers. It will not only make your home look more inviting, but will leave a distinct memory with your guests.
3. Water your lawn
Don’t forget that all these plants need water to stay nice and green. You will not want to invest in all those plants for them to just die and turn brown, so turn your sprinklers on frequently if it does not rain.
4. Add light
You have put time and effort into your garden, so you will want to be able to enjoy it come sunset. Invest in a creative light source to illuminate your yard, whether it be tiki torches, spotlights to highlight your favorite plants, fairy lights, or lanterns.
5. Bring the wildlife in
Get a nice bird bath, bird house, or feeders for small creatures. You have a community of animals just waiting to be welcomed into your yard.
6. Install a retaining wall
Retaining walls will hold back any water and are a landscaping must if your backyard has multiple elevations. Professional landscapers can install these walls to fit in perfectly with your landscape design. There are a variety of materials to choose from, and can even be added into your home if you just want something different!
Have any other questions? Ask our professionals at Client First Landscape Solutions, the landscapers Plano TX relies on.