The weather is heating up, which means that it’s about time for homeowners to start thinking about summer landscaping. Whether you’re looking to redo your entire lawn or just add a few new trees and bushes, there are plenty of ways to spruce up your outdoor space this season. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at some helpful tips for improving the landscaping on your property.
Plant tall trees and shrubs that provide shade.
- Plant tall trees and shrubs that provide shade.
- Tall trees are a great way to reduce the temperature of your home, as well as reduce the need for air conditioning in hot climates. The deep roots of these plants also help absorb moisture from underneath the soil, which helps prevent erosion on sloped properties like yours.
- Shrubs can offer similar benefits as trees do when it comes to providing shade and reducing energy costs by cooling down your home in summertime months.
Use mulch to help regulate soil temperature and moisture levels.
Mulch is a great way to keep your soil cool and moist. Mulch can be made from wood chips, bark or other organic materials. The purpose of mulch is to create a barrier between the soil and sun that helps regulate the temperature of your lawn. When applied properly, it helps retain moisture in the soil so that grass doesn’t need as much watering during long periods without rain or irrigation.
Create a garden for wildlife by planting native flowers, shrubs and trees that attract birds, bees and butterflies.
If you want to attract wildlife to your garden, plant native flowers and shrubs that will provide food and shelter for birds, bees and butterflies.
- Native plants are those that are indigenous to a certain region. They’ve been growing in an area for a long time without being introduced or cultivated by humans. For example: If there was an oak tree growing on the side of your house when it was built 50 years ago (and assuming no one has cut it down), then that oak tree is considered native because its seeds came from another oak tree somewhere else in the forest around your home.
- To attract birds: choose trees with large leaves like sycamore trees; shrubs with berries like elderberry bushes; flowers with nectar such as lavender or bee balm
Choose pest-resistant trees, bushes and plants when possible.
When you’re choosing which plants to include in your landscaping, consider whether they’ll be resistant to pests. Pest-resistant trees, bushes and plants are often more expensive than non-resistant ones. But if you’re looking for a long-term investment that will protect your home from insects, disease and other pests, then it may be worth the extra cost.
Some plants are more resistant than others–and some are less so–to specific pests such as deer or rabbits (for example). If you want to know which ones are best for your particular situation before making a purchase, ask an expert at your local nursery or garden center about their recommendations for different types of land around town where people like living but also want their yards looking nice!
Consider adding rock or pebble borders around the edges of your lawn.
Rock or pebble borders around the edges of your lawn are a great way to add curb appeal. They can be used to divide up your yard and create different areas, such as a walkway or patio area. Rock borders also help keep the lawn from growing into paths, driveways, and house foundations by providing an extra layer between them and these surfaces.
A little landscaping can make a huge difference in your outdoor space!
Landscaping is a great way to improve the look of your home. It can also help you save money on energy bills, and make your outdoor space more inviting.
Landscaping is something that can be done in stages over time as you have the money to do it. For example, if you want to landscape around an existing flower bed but don’t have much cash right now, consider adding some low-maintenance plants (like pansies) that won’t require much watering or maintenance until later when you can afford them.
Now that you have some great landscaping ideas, it’s time to get started! The key is to keep things simple and focus on one or two things at a time. You don’t need to make every change at once; rather, try adding one new element each year until your yard looks exactly how you want it. If you’re unsure where to start or what plants will work best in your climate, talk with an expert at your local garden center or nursery who can help guide the process along its way.