Some of the best landscaping ideas are the simplest ones; it’s about something other than incorporating exotics or building extravagant structures. Instead, it’s about finding and fostering the beauty in your yard and turning it into something spectacular.
There are several landscaping ideas to transform your garden, patio, driveway, deck, or backyard into a lush oasis without spending an immense fortune! Let go of the stress of making everything perfect immediately; start with a straightforward project to get out of your headspace. You might be surprised by how quickly you can go from blah to beautiful using these five easy tricks.
Replace the Concrete
Concrete tends to look dingy and tired over time. To do this, remove whatever is covering your concrete (shrubbery, furniture, etc.) and cover it with plastic sheeting or heavy-duty cardboard. Pour a layer of new concrete to liven up your patio, driveway, or concrete surface.
Use a chisel to cut the sheeting into the outline of the shape you want next to the concrete; in this case, it’s a flower garden outlined with stepping stones. Next, hire professionals from Highland Grove Landscaping & Farm of Clermont to pour a layer of new concrete and set it overnight.
Add a Decorative Border
If you want to save money on something other than a decorative border, check out the frames that brick or stone companies sell for outdoor walls. With just a little effort, you can also paint wooden edges with acrylic craft paint to give yours an aged appearance. Another option is to outline the concrete with decorative rocks and then fill them with garden soil and plants such as marigolds and daisies.
Turn a Stone Patio into a Garden
Consider turning it into a garden if you have stone on your patio. First, find suitable plants that will thrive on that particular area of your deck, and then add decorative plants such as ivies and flowers to fill the empty spaces. Next, plant palms and potted trees to fill the emptiness for more extensive areas; these will also help soften the corners of your patio where it’s hard to reach.
Plant Succulents as Decorative Borders
Succulents are excellent grass substitutes because they require much less water than grass. Use these plants to add a decorative accent and soften the look of your other garden beds, making your entire yard look even more pleasant. Succulents are lovely, easy-care plants that are low-maintenance and inexpensive to buy. They can be planted in pots or on the ground, so you have options to shape them into pretty areas.
Add Stones and Stone Sheets
Decorative stones aren’t just for the garden! They can also be used as edging in your driveway or walkway (especially around flower beds). You can also use stone and stone sheets to add a decorative touch to walkways or patios; this offers a similar look as stepping stones without the cost or effort involved.
The key is to create something simple, easy, and affordable. It can be a small project, and you don’t have to spend much money or time setting it up. So instead, take a small step forward today toward making your landscape more beautiful by implementing one of these tips before you start planning the next big project!