If you are looking for a landscaper to work with, and have stumbled upon our website, it is more than likely that you are trying to improve the look of your landscape. Whether it be to beat out your neighbors in a local competition or just to create your dream outdoor space, we are familiar with tailoring our landscape design to our clients. However, there are a couple of qualities that every landscape needs, no matter the specifications of the customer. Your front yard is the front door to your landscape and gives the very first impression of your property to anyone who takes a glance. This area should be full of gorgeous scenery in the form of landscape design and should create an inviting atmosphere that people recognize. In this blog, we are going to go over a few ways you can create atmosphere and scenery for your front yard.
Color, Color, Color
The most surefire way to improve the atmosphere and scenery of your front yard is with colorful plant material. Whatever atmosphere you prefer, you can choose from a wide selection of blooms to suit your style. You can install this color along your sidewalk, in a bed, or even around your mailbox. The moral of the story is that color needs to be present somewhere. For maximum visibility, you can utilize perennial flowers for year-round color, while rotating annuals for a new bloom each season. Furthermore, you can install native plants if you would like to increase the sustainability of your landscape. Local plants will require less maintenance and will attract local wildlife which can improve the atmosphere of your front yard.
Comprehensive Lawn Care
With your front yard acting as the first impression of your landscape, the quality of your lawn itself is vital. The healthier your turf, the greener it will be, and the better it will look. This will contribute to the scenery, as everyone loves a manicured lawn. The only way to ensure this is by engaging in complete lawn maintenance, beyond just mowing. Aeration can prevent soil compaction, which is common in our tough soil. Fertilization adds nutrients directly to the mix, where each component individually contributes to the long-term health of your grass. Pre-emergent pest and weed control applications can also be applied to your turf, preventing predators from creating brown patches. Last but not least, do not forget to water.
Trimming and Pruning Large Plant Material
While colorful flowers are essential, you cannot overlook the large plant material in your front yard. Your trees and shrubs are essential to privacy and structure in your landscape, and they need to be maintained. If they have begun to look unkempt or unsightly, pruning can remove decaying material, opening up room for new growth. This is great for the health of the plant material, but will also create a more uniform look that contributes to both the atmosphere and scenery.
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