New Gardener? Choose Your Flowers Carefully

New Gardener? Choose Your Flowers Carefully

Simple Ways To Revitalize Your Property's Existing Landscape

Sonia Scott

Completely redesigning your entire yard may be more than you're willing to commit to when you look at landscaping options. If you still like the choices you made in the past, but simply want to breathe new life into your yard, there are easy projects you can tackle that will do the job. Look at options that suit your budget, schedule, and yard, and you'll fall in love with your home all over again.

Seed and Feed

It's easy to become dissatisfied with your lawn as it matures, especially if natural forces and pets with no thought for your hard work have caused bare patches to form. Rather than tearing up your existing lawn and starting fresh, simply lay new seed of the same variety over the existing area, with special attention for those voids. Follow this with seasonal feeding, and you'll have the lawn you remember again.

Remember that seeding your lawn requires several weeks of attention and care before those seeds will really take root, so make sure you can afford to give them that time. Avoid planting seeds during the wettest part of the year, and avoid chemical fertilizers. Instead, use nutrient mixtures that won't damage the seeds or the young sprouts. After a few weeks, you'll start seeing results; and by the end of the season, you'll be looking at a lawn that's good as new.

Rebuild Your Flower Beds

A lot of landscape designs incorporate decorative flower beds, shrubbery and similar outdoor accents. Left to their own devices, these can easily become eyesores and put you off the idea of maintaining them. Instead of letting your flowerbeds go fallow, revitalizing them with some new accents will help bring you back to the yard and make them stand out.

Use pressure-treated wood or natural stone to create borders around your flowerbeds and red cedar or decorative river stones to create contrast. Not only will this help keep grass from your lawn from encroaching on your flowers, it will make the beds themselves more eye catching. Done right, this can even help to inspire you to choose new plants to introduce into your garden.

There's no rule that says a lackluster lawn has to be completely redone, so don't focus on drastic changes, especially if you already like the general layout you have. Instead, look at ways to infuse something new into your existing landscape, while still retaining the characteristics you enjoyed originally.

For professional landscaping, contact a company such as JK Landscape Construction.


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New Gardener? Choose Your Flowers Carefully

As a child and teenager, I watched my mother garden, although I wasn't interested in it at the time. I later learned that I had missed out on learning the craft because before I planted my first garden, I thought it would be so easy! Once I finally had a yard of my own, I was eager to plant some beautiful flowers in the yard and do other landscaping work. Unfortunately, I learned a hard lesson and none of things I planted survived more than a few weeks, even though I watered them daily. I gave my mother a call and asked her what could have gone wrong, and I learned that plants have to be chosen carefully. Check out this blog to learn more landscaping plant tips.

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