Fill in the extra spaces and protect your flower beds from weeds and erosion by using groundcover-type plants. You can cut down on lawn mowing by using plants such as juniper, ivy and creeping plants. They add depth, height and even color to your garden. Landscaping is about much more than planting a few trees and laying grass seed. You can add visual interest by including structures of iron, cement, will wood. You can find visual and other sensory pleasures in your lawn through the use of birdbaths, gazebos, arches or perhaps a nice deck from which to survey your handiwork. You can purchase these things in many different price ranges to accommodate your budget.
Fill in the extra spaces and protect your flower beds from weeds and erosion by using groundcover-type plants. You can inhibit the growth of weeds and cut back on the amount of grass you need by using creeping, spreading species such as vinca, juniper, ivy, or creeping phlox. A single creeping plant can have a surprising effect on your landscape.
Invest in a watering system which is a drip style for your yard. Installing these devices is a snap, and they supply your plants with a never ending supply of water. Watering your plants this way is more efficient than providing them with a stream of water from your hose or sprinkler.
While seeing your neighbors can be fun for a barbecue, having a little privacy in your backyard isn’t a bad thing. You may want to use a fence or a particular tree or shrub to create your personal space. There are a variety of ways to increase your privacy through landscaping, should that be your goal.