Ideas for a Low Maintenance Yard

A beautifully landscaped yard can be highly time-consuming to maintain. Trimming, watering, edging, mowing and other services may be needed to keep many landscape designs maintained. Not all homeowners want a yard that takes so much time to maintain. There are landscaping options that can still look stunning without the high price of maintenance. Here are some ideas to keep your yard and landscaping low-maintenance.

Gravel Instead of Grass

Lawns are often the most time-consuming aspect of yards. Removing the grass and adding flagstone, gravel and other rock surfaces can create a stylish yard without the need for ongoing mowing, edging, aerating, watering and fertilizing.

Native Flowers and Plants

Meadow plants and native flowers for your backyard can help cut down on maintenance. When you try to use plants that are not native to your area, they require more attention to help them flourish. Stick with native plants that will easily grow in the local climate and soil.

Privacy Trees for Fencing

Fences tend to need maintenance. Privacy trees are a natural option to provide a barrier for your yard without the need to stain, clean or paint in the future.

Evergreens and Perennials

For a low-maintenance yard, you want plants that will come back year after year or look wonderful all year round. Evergreens and perennials are excellent choices for making it simpler and easier to maintain a beautiful yard.

Of course, if you want the gorgeous landscaping of a traditional yard and want to skip the maintenance, you can always hire a professional landscaping service. This gives you the best of both worlds – a yard that improves your home’s beauty and the free time to enjoy it.

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Lane Landscaping
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(770) 609-4510

Ideas for Low Maintenance Landscaping

You do not need elaborate, time-consuming landscaping to have a beautiful yard. There are many ways to create a gorgeous outdoor area without needing to spend several hours each week doing lawn care and maintenance. Here are some ideas for low maintenance landscaping and outdoor spaces that are functional and fabulous.

Paved Areas

No one said you must have a lawn. There are plenty of other options for your front and backyard besides grass. Paved courtyards and patios can be stunning and look great all year round without needing to seed, mow or water. You can still add potted plants for natural accents that require much less maintenance than landscaped yards.

Trees and Wild Plants

If you want green foliage and color, but do not want to spend time trimming, watering and weeding, consider plants that require little maintenance. Trees, some shrubs and wild or native plants can be sparsely planted throughout the yard to give beauty without needing much care.

Rock Gardens, Meadow Planting and Other Eco-Friendly Options

Want a low-maintenance yard that is also eco-friendly? There are several ways to reduce the amount of water you need and the time you spend on maintenance. Rock gardens, xeriscaping and meadow planting can create a beautiful landscape design that requires very little water and minimal effort to maintain.

Hire a Landscaping Service

You can have a traditional lawn and garden areas without spending your free time doing yardwork. Hiring a landscaping service gives you the best of both worlds. You can have a lush lawn that is expertly maintained, hardscapes and other elements that you can enjoy while a professional does all the work for you.

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Tommy Gun Lawn Care
Alpharetta, GA 30040

Make Your Backyard Low Maintenance with Landscaping

A beautiful backyard doesn’t mean it needs to be high maintenance. While some people enjoy puttering around in their yard weeding, planting, mowing and doing other yard maintenance, others would prefer to spend their time enjoying the yard, not creating it. There are landscaping options that can keep maintenance chores to a minimum while still giving you a lovely outdoor space. Here are some tips to create a low-maintenance backyard through landscaping.

  • Rock gardens. A green and water-friendly option that is low maintenance is creating a rock garden. While these landscaped areas still incorporate plants, the main focal points are larger rocks. You can use plants like colorful moss and other ground covers that are simple to maintain.
  • Native plants surrounded by gravel. Stop weeding and trying to nurture plants that are not designed for your climate. Plant a few native shrubs or bushes that are surrounded by pea gravel. These plants will thrive in their natural habitat and the gravel stops many weeds from growing while keeping your yard looking neat.
  • Xeriscaping and grid planting. Similar to rock gardens, xeriscaping and grid planting use mulch or rock as ground cover with sporadic or uniform plantings of cacti and other low-water plants. This saves on water while creating a modern, eco-friendly yard that require little maintenance.

Your local landscaper can help you implement these low maintenance ideas into your backyard. Of course, another option is to hire a landscaper to do your maintenance for you. If you prefer a lush, colorful backyard, find an experienced landscaper to perform your lawn and garden upkeep so you can relax and enjoy your free time.

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Lanier Yardscapes
58 Terero Trail
Newnan, GA 30263
(770) 337-5147

Landscaping for a No-Mow Lawn

Are you tired of dragging out a piece of expensive heavy equipment, only to spend the better part of a day trimming the grass? If you’re not a fan of mowing your lawn, fighting weeds or paying a local teenager to do your mowing for you, it may be time to consider the many no-mow options created by a creative landscaping design plan.

Low-Maintenance Grass and Groundcover Options

Opting for a lawnmower-free landscaping design doesn’t have to mean sacrificing the look of grass or groundcover. Varieties like dwarf mondo grass require little more than pre-emergent herbicide once or twice each year to keep them looking beautiful. Fine fescues and other low-growing grasses native to your region are an option for homeowners in southern states, as are sedge and lilyturf groundcover crops. In northern climates, varieties of creeping bentgrass will reach only three to six inches of height. You don’t have to sacrifice lush greenery to do away with the chore of mowing, you just have to consider the elements of your local environment and the advice of your landscaping professional.

Extend Hardscapes and Outdoor Living Spaces

Another way to eliminate mowing altogether is to combine low-growing grasses and groundcovers with extended patios, paved areas and pathways, and other landscaping hardscapes. You’ll be able to get more enjoyment out of your property while expending less energy on maintenance and upkeep. Garden structures, water features, fire pits and other hardscape elements allow you to get the most out of each square foot of property, making your outdoor time more enjoyable and the spaces more inviting.

Integrating stone elements like dry creek beds and boulders also creates visual interest without requiring exhaustive levels of upkeep. Contact a landscaping professional in your area today to discuss ways you can create a lawn which requires minimal upkeep as the warmer months approach.

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