Tailor the Look of Your Yard with These 5 Landscaping Ideas

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I have a really beautiful old olive tree in my backyard. I love sitting under it on warm summer night. Unfortunately, the tree got a bit of a knock from the truck that brought in our swimming pool this summer, and it has been looking quite sick ever since and hasn't had any olives yet this year. I am very attached to the tree, so I have got a guy from the tree service company making weekly visits to give it extra fertilising and trimming to try to promote growth. This blog is all about nursing a sick old tree back to health with help from a tree service company.

Tailor the Look of Your Yard with These 5 Landscaping Ideas

16 February 2016
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When designing and looking for landscape transformation of your outdoor space, the front yard is an excellent place to start. This is the first thing you or your guests see as they drive up to your house. A functional landscape will transform your front space into a magnificent and high impact space. Therefore, here are a few creative landscaping ideas to consider.

Create Patterns

Ground covers and pavers are a great way to create geometric patterns and a great visual impact in your yard. If there's some bare earth or free ground space in your yard that you want to cover up, broken or recycled pavers in a pattern of your choice will do the trick. Planting creeping sedum or moss between the seams will create contrast. Combining these two materials means that you will require less of each, which means it is economical as well. When creating pathways through your front yard, consider herb lemon thyme in a pattern you prefer. Herb lemon thyme grows slowly, is edible, releases a nice and sweet aroma when it's stepped on, and requires minimal maintenance.  

Use Gravel

Gravel is durable and low-maintenance. Therefore, consider using it in areas with drainage issues, where foot traffic is heavy, and where the plants don't thrive.

Use Perennials

Perennials are not like other plants that live for one season only because they return every year after being planted. Filling your front space with these perennials is a budget-friendly choice of flowers since you won't go looking for flowers after every season. Some of these perennials include sage, kangaroo paw, coneflower, and allium. When landscaping your front yard with perennials, try different approaches such as a combination of different colourful perennials or a single-colour garden.

Use Cuttings

Several plants and flowers can grow from small cuttings of other plants. Therefore, before heading to the nursery for seedlings or plants, which may be expensive, check with your neighbours or friends who may be having foliage that you like. Small cuttings from such foliage will be an inexpensive and excellent option, especially plants and flowers like butterfly bush that grow effectively from clippings.

Spruce It Up With Unique Materials

Unexpected materials such as wood scraps, old copper, and corrugated steel can be recycled artfully to create a unique feature in your front yard. Adding these materials to your patio wall or fence will be a great place to start.