Getting the perfect yard takes hard work and quite a bit of creativity and landscaping.
Spending time in your outdoor space can be beautiful and pleasant with the right amount of landscaping.
Even small things can add a lot of interest to your yard.
Landscaping can feel like a huge project to take on.
Especially if you have never tried landscaping before.
Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make your yard look a million times better and are simple enough for anyone to do.
One of the best parts about doing landscaping is being able to see something beautiful that you made.
Watching your yard become more welcoming by the day as if a lawn care business had worked on it is an incredibly rewarding feeling.
Here are five hacks to help you achieve that amazing feeling and a beautiful yard.
Plant On Slopes
Mowing a big slope in your yard is difficult and annoying.
It is also hard enough to walk up and down that you probably do not want a garden you need to weed on a slope.
Luckily, you can plant a ground cover on the slope and make it interesting to look at and not something you need to worry about.
A good example of a ground cover is some ivy.
Ivy is a fabulous plant that will take root and grow across the whole slope.
It will add a little wildness to your yard that mowing and well-maintained gardens cannot provide.
If you want something more flowery and with smaller leaves then you also have options like creeping phlox, candytuft, or Canadian anemone.
All of those will provide a beautiful ground cover that also blooms with beautiful flowers to make your sloped yard look amazing.
It will also save you so much time on mowing.
Year-Round Beauty and Landscaping
If you are looking for a garden that flowers all year then you need to plan ahead.
Planting seasonal bulbs that will bloom at different times of the year will allow you to only plant one time a year and have flowers all year.
Keeping a colorful garden year-round is a great way to enjoy your yard no matter the weather.
Another great way to keep your garden looking great all year is keeping your plants in pots.
You can paint the pots for an even more colorful look or you can just keep planting seasonal flowers so that your pots bloom all year.
Not many people think ahead enough to have a garden that stays in bloom all year so you will likely have the prettiest garden all year.
One of the best parts about having a garden is being able to look at the beautiful flowers whenever you want.
Making sure you have flowers that thrive in every season is a great way to make sure you can enjoy your landscaping all year.
Even when it is cold and not many plants want to bloom.
If you have decided that using planters will look better in your yard than planting straight into the dirt then this hack is for you.
Plants actually do not need that much dirt to take root and then they will just wrap around anything.
That means you can fill up the bottom of your planters with something less expensive than soil.
For smaller planters packing peanuts are great.
They take away a lot of the weight that soil adds to a pot so your plants are easier to relocate.
For a bigger planter, old cans can fill up a lot of the bottom so that you are not wasting soil and are recycling.
Soil is expensive and a necessity if you want your plants to grow.
However, it does not need to fill up your whole planter to be effective.
Letting something else sit at the bottom of your planter to take up some room in fine and will save you money.
Recycle Your Yard
Getting rid of old grass clippings and dead leaves is a hassle and a waste.
Grass and leaves are a natural mulch and fertilizer that you can use in your garden to keep weeds away and help your plants grow.
Wasting that natural resource is like throwing time and money away.
Collect your grass clipping in a mulching mower or rake up the excess after you finish mowing.
Using cut grass as mulch can cut down the amount of mulch you use by thirty percent.
It is a great way to save money and use what your yard naturally provides.
Use your mower to cut them up and then collect the leaves to use as a fertilizer.
You can throw them in a compost pile, let the worms munch on them, or put them on your vegetable garden in the spring to help new vegetables grow.
It is a great way to re-use the things nature provides.
Plan It Out
Just starting to put plants out in your yard with no plan is a great way to end up with a chaotic yard that does not look good.
It is important to plan out what you want to do to your yard and where you want everything to go before you start.
Your yard is likely a pretty big space so you need to have a plan for what you want.
Drawing out your yard and then deciding where to put your plants will help you know what you want and how everything will look.
It will also help you know how much mulch, soil, and plants you will need to fill the spots in your yard you want to be covered.
Having a patchy yard because you didn’t plan for how big of a yard you have is not a good look.
It can be a lot of fun to find out which plants you think will look best next to each other as well as which plants will grow best in your yard.
Finding exactly where you want everything and how you want it to look will help you end up with the perfect landscaping the first time. It will also just be a fun project.
The entire process of landscaping your yard is a great way to get creative and learn.
Finding what plants grow best in your area and what style of landscaping you prefer will help you get exactly the yard you want.
Planning for the type of yard you have is the best way to start.
If you want to stop mowing so much then a ground cover plant is going to look so amazing and wild in your yard.
For a garden that stays colorful year-round plant seasonal flowers and watch them bloom.
If you want a garden that is easy to move around then plant in pots and fill the bottoms with sponges or cans.
There is always something new to do in your yard. It is a constantly growing part of your home that you can easily make beautiful.
All you need to do is follow these five hacks and find out which of them work best for you.