There are people who love spending hours gardening, taking care of their landscaping, and dreaming up ways to incorporate more flowers into their yards. Then, there’s you! There’s nothing wrong with favoring a low maintenance landscape over something more complicated. Here are four of our favorite steps to making your home’s landscape low maintenance.
Realize No Maintenance Isn’t the Same as Low Maintenance
Any type of landscaping that you choose, even if your yard is all hardscaping, will require at least a little bit of maintenance. If you let nature run its course, it will fill your yard with plants, trees, and animals that you might not want there. Without proper maintenance and planning, your yard will become a forest within a matter of decades (no, seriously!). Before committing to a low maintenance landscape, keep in mind that low and no are not the same thing.
Know What You Already Have
In order to plan a low maintenance landscape incorporating native plants, first take the time to survey the existing conditions at the property. What type of soil is in your yard? Does the soil composition drastically change throughout your yard? What vegetation is present? What structural elements exist? What parts of the yard are shady and what parts are exposed?
Working with the experts at Pinehurst Landscape Company, choose plants and flowers that are natural fits for your yard so that you won’t need to constantly prune or fawn over them to grow. Choosing plants that already fit into your natural environment will eliminate the hassle of trying to make a less-than-perfect plant fit in.
Figure Out What Maintenance Will Be
Last but not least, before you start the planting process on your new low maintenance landscaping, define exactly what maintenance will look like. Any landscaping that is radically altered will need a little extra TLC during the first few months, so work with your landscape designer to map out what maintenance you’ll be doing those first few months and what you’ll be expected to do for years to come.
All of Your Landscaping Needs from Pinehurst Landscape Company
Pinehurst Landscape Company provides professional landscaping design for you throughout the year. We have over 50 years of experience in the landscape design field and we are experts in making functional, beautiful, and environmentally friendly yards. Our designers work with you one on one to make sure you end up with a finished product that you love. Visit us online or give us a call at (410) 592-6766 for more information. To see examples of our work, be sure to follow us on Houzz, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.