|he goal is to have flowering trees and/or shrubs throughout spring and summer, fall foliage in autumn and good structure in winter.This will give your yard more diversity and appeal as the appearance will change every few months.
Mix Annuals and Perennials
Perennials are great, but make sure to plant ones you love as they will keep coming back every year and in greater numbers. They also bloom for only a certain period, so plant some annuals as well, which bloom most of the summer, for a continual splash of color.
Layer Your Planting
Add texture to your flower beds by planting the back row with the tallest plants, a middle row with the next tallest, and a front row composed of your shortest plants. Use repetition, both in the planting bed and elsewhere in your yard, to provide unity.
Incorporate Hardscapes Into Your Design
Walls and fences make an essential design statement, as they frame your property and can also mask unsightly areas and add privacy. Decks and patios also create pleasing pathways to your yard.
Be Mindful of Your Budget
Larger trees and shrubs are expensive, so cut costs by buying smaller versions of the plants you want to incorporate in your yard. They grow faster than you think. Also check end-of-season sales as fall is a great time to plant.
Beautiful or not, you’ll resent your yard if it causes you too much work. Choose low maintenance trees, shrubs and perennials if you do not want to spend a lot of time on upkeep. Trim your trees and shrubs regularly and keep the weeds out of your flowerbeds for a neat appearance.
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