Fun Landscaping Ideas to Spruce Up Your Yard
For any homeowner, their lawn is the first impression anyone would make of their home. Feel like you could use a little sprucing up of your yard? Here are some interesting front yard and backyard landscape design ideas that will help you stand out!
1. Elevated steps
Instead of having a sloping sidewalk lead to your front door, try using elevated steps. It can add dimension to your home with the unexpected textures.
2. Make a path through your bushes
If your yard is big enough, create a fairy tale inspired winding path through your bushes and shrubs.
3. Add a fountain
To get some movement, add a fountain into your yard. You can get elaborate and have landscapers add stone work around it, or mix it up with various plants. If your yard is too small, get a birdbath as it will give off the same effect.
4. Add an arch
The great thing about arches is that they don’t have to be the center of attention. They look perfectly proper situated in a corner, with a bench, some vines and flowers. You can even string fairy lights through them to an extra touch.
5. Greet your guests with flowers
Provide a welcoming atmosphere and line your walkway and driveway with flowers. You will be sure to cause a statement that no one will want to leave!
6. Retaining wall
A retaining wall is a great investment if your yard has a high slope, or there is a sudden change in elevation as they will protect your yard from becoming flooded. These walls are incredibly versatile, as they can be made of many different materials for different looks.
7. Go geometric
One great landscape design is to have geometric patterns all incorporated into your hedges, bushes, shrubs, and walkways. This means cutting them at sharp angles, and making sure they are perfectly groomed to really make a statement.
8. Skip the lawn and go for just plants
If you really want to get creative, use plants of all shapes and sizes to create a yard instead of grass! There is a fine line between looking put together and messy, so make sure to contact a landscaping professional to help get you the look you achieve.
Need more inspiration? Consult with a Plano landscaping specialist today!