Simple Landscaping: How to Landscape Simply

Simple Landscaping Ideas for Every Yard

When you're thinking about sprucing up your yard, the last thing you want is to spend a ton of money.  Plants, soil, rocks, and the people to install it all can add up quickly to a huge bill.  Add to it paying someone to coordinate and plan it all out and suddenly your landscaping project isn't affordable.  To help combat this problem, we've put together the three best simple landscaping ideas that you can do yourself without spending a whole lot of money.

Colored Mulch

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Maybe you already have some great plants, but they don't quite stand out the way you want?  Picking the right colored mulch can make all the difference.  Colored mulch like black, red, or cedar (light brown) can really make your existing garden pop while improving your garden's health.

Black mulch, for example, looks great against red brick, while red mulch tends to look fantastic against a lighter colored brick, and cedar is an excellent compliment against any darker colored home regardless of the material type.  Just don't forget to place a weed barrier first before spreading your mulch, as you don't want to be dealing with constant weeds violating your beautifully landscaped garden.

Grass - Filling in the Dead Spots

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Nothing daunts a beautiful yard quite like a dead area of grass.  Your yard and garden can be perfectly sculpted only to be ruined by some small area that just won't stay alive and grow for you.  But don't worry, it isn't difficult to get those dead patches back kicking and helping to beautify your lawn.

Keeping simple landscaping as our mantra, you always want to start with just a little fresh grass seed in the last five weeks of summer.  This simple trick is affordable and easy to do to ensure your lawn comes back beautifully in the spring.

If you need a faster fix, you can dig out the dead area and lay sod.  This is more labor intensive, which isn't what we want with simple landscaping ideas, but it gets you your results instantly.

Shape Up What You Have

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Often we find yards looking for simple landscaping ideas have the right plants, they are just overgrown and unruly.  Shaping up the potentially beautiful, well established plants can change the entire look of your garden with very little effort.  Late spring and early fall, when the bushes are fully dormant, is the best time to cut them back substantially.

You don't want to prune bushes in extreme temperatures.  Think of it this way: when you're pruning, you're harming the bush in a way and it needs to be able to recover.  If it is fighting extreme temperatures at the same time you're cutting it up, it's going to be too tired to handle both.  Pick mild days during mild seasons to do your pruning and your plants will thank you for it by being radiant and healthy for your garden.

Looking to Do More Than Simple Landscaping?

If you're looking to expand beyond these simple landscaping ideas, we can help.  Our experts can help by recommending the right plants as well as installing them the right way.  With competitive pricing, our landscapers will keep your project affordable yet with professional, impressive results.

If you're interested in improving your home's first impression with an upgrade to your current landscaping, give us a call.  Estimates are completely free.  Contact us today to schedule one of our expert landscapers to come out to give you some simple landscaping ideas or to quote you on whatever project you're considering.

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