Landscaping for New Homeowners

Posted by Office Staff on Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013 at 1:31pm.

A homeowner landscapes with plantsIf you're new to owning a home, it's very likely that you've been in an apartment or condo, and haven't had a property to maintain. Now, though, it's up to you to make sure that lush, green grass stays that way – and it's a lot easier than you might think.

There are a lot of tricks for making your landscaping work for you and be as effective as possible. Here are a few that will give you some ways to spend your weekend, while making your home look impressive to anyone who sees it:

Use a water feature as a focal point

Not only will this addition look attractive, but it even provides you with the ever-calming sound of running water. Still, this is probably the most time-consuming improvement you can add to your lawn, as most people will want to hire a profession to assist. But, if you're handy enough, adding a fountain or small pond to your property can be done all on your own.

Hang potted plants

Putting your favorite shrubs and flowers in the ground has been done before – switch it up and hang them from your front porch. Research that the plant you're interested in will survive in a hanging pot, and then go for it. It's the same watering and care that any plant in the ground would need, but a few feet up in the air. Plus, you don't have to worry about your pets getting into your garden anymore (provided your cat or dog is not capable of flight).

If you want color, go for wildflowers

Wildflowers are perfect for adding pops of color to your landscaping, and they're cheap as well as readily available. You can purchase wildflower seeds from any local home improvement store and scatter them over a wide area. Easy to care for, you'll eventually end up with a lush garden of color and life in no time.

Use ornamental glass as a border

When you're dividing up the multiple sections of your garden, consider laying down ornamental glass in the place of typical wood or plastic. This will add a unique touch to your landscaping and add excellent texture to the plant beds. Plus, with the incredible variety of glass borders available, you're sure to find something that perfectly fits your vision.

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