Spring is here, marking the arrival of warmer temperatures and necessary yardwork! Whether you are looking to put your home on the market, wanting to improve your new home’s look, or just making some tweaks to your current landscaping, here are some budget-friendly tips that just might make your neighbors green with envy!
Get to Planting!
Everyone loves a beautiful tree, and they have plenty to offer like screening off unfavorable views or muffling sound from nearby streets and freeways. Flowers also benefit your landscaping by brightening up your yard with color and creating a positive first impression. Adding more trees and flowers will give your landscape a huge boost – just be mindful of what to plant and where.
When planting your trees, be mindful of their proximity to your home. Planting too close to your house will endanger both the roof, siding, and foundation. For flowers, it’s best to choose types that are native to where you live. They will require less maintenance than other plants, since they’ve adapted to the climate where you live.
Spread Mulch & Edge Your Lawn
Fresh mulch can make an empty yard look filled, but that’s not all it does. Mulch helps prevent erosion, retains water, and aids with weed control. As it breaks down, it also makes the soil healthier. Edging your lawn, in addition to driveways, sidewalks, and garden beds presents an easy-to-maintain and meticulous appearance.
Add in Yard Accessories
Adding a birdbath to your yard is a simple, inexpensive way to add some outdoor flair, and it can also be beneficial to your garden. It attracts more birds to your yard which will feed on insects and other critters that could kill or harm your plants. Decorative stepping stones can add a touch of personal style to any yard or garden and help create a path around any part of the outside of your home. Plus, there are plenty of options to choose from!
No matter how green your thumb is, these landscaping tips will go a long way to give you a healthy landscape without hurting your wallet.