Today’s homeowners’ want interesting trees and shrubs in their landscape but most can’t afford to have a gardener or landscape company on their property monthly to take care of it to keep it looking beautiful. Especially when they don’t have a green thumb or even have an idea as to what’s a weed or what’s a flower.
Let’s face it, we all have a long list of other responsibilities that make it difficult to keep up with what’s going on in our yards. Between work, kid’s schedules, and taking care of other responsibilities, many find themselves overwhelmed and exhausted by the weekend and want to just relax in their backyard.
Lower maintenance designed landscapes are a great alternative to demanding ones, but remember that low maintenance does not mean NO maintenance. You will still have to take care of weeding (monthly) and pruning (once or twice a year) especially during the spring and summer, but if you can’t do that yourself then you can hire a professional like us to help out.
Lower maintenance landscapes start with a well-planned design. You can’t just pick a bunch of plants that look good at the local garden center like you are going grocery shopping. You need to know what shrubs do well in the shade versus the sun, how tall or wide they will get, how much water they require, when is their peak flower or foliage time (spring, summer or fall) and when to prune them to keep them re-blooming, healthy and compact.
Also by incorporating outdoor living spaces like paver walkways, patios, fire pits and water features like fountains and waterfalls that disappear into rock, you will cut down on lawn care costs and watering. Easier to shovel snow during the winter, not slippery when wet from rain, and they need minimal maintenance if repairs are ever needed or they need to be cleaned up after 5 or more years exposed to Mother Nature’s elements. Power washing and re-sweeping of polymeric sand will make things new again!
Here’s a recent backyard space that is now clean, user friendly, and used almost like another living area but built for the outdoors!
Does your walk needs some TLC after years of neglect and Mother Nature causing shifting and dangerous conditions? This is a walkway that we cleaned up, reset base and relaid pavers and installed new paver edging. Swept in some new polymeric sand and voila! Just like new 🙂
Are your shrubs overgrown and out of control? Here are a couple before and after front foundation plantings to show you some of the possibilities available when updating your landscape: