A beautiful yard to relax and play in is a great addition to your home. However, it can also mean a lot of extra work on your days off. Luckily, there are ways to minimize the amount of work you have to do to maintain the beauty. Here are a few tips that will give you more time to enjoy the yard instead of just working in it.
Low Maintenance Turf
There are a number of low-maintenance turfs available. You may need to do some research for the one that will best suit your climate, but it will be worth it. Real grass options like Verde Buffalo Grass are also great because they require no fertilizer, very little water, and do not grow fast to require constant mowing. Find the type of grass or turf that works best for your area so that you can have a lush, green yard that you don't have to slave over.
If you do not need to have grass but don't want a dirt lot, you could choose a colorful ground cover instead. Or, if you want some grass but do not care if the whole yard has it, you could use a ground cover on the sides of your yard and a low-maintenance turf in the middle. You could even use low-growing perennials to cover a portion of the yard. Ground covers and perennials allow you to add color and different textures to any area. Just be sure that you understand how invasive each plant is or you could end up having to do a lot of weeding.
Although you may love the look and smell of a certain plant, if it is not best-suited for your climate, then you are going to have to do a lot of work to keep it alive and looking good. It is always best to go with plants that are native to your area. The local nursery will have a nice selection and can help you with arranging them so they grow well and fit in with the other plants. You can also go visit a few parks in the area to see what they have growing and check out commercial landscaping. In addition to growing well, native plants are also good for enticing local wildlife such as birds, butterflies, and small animals to live in your yard.
Of course, if you must have a grass that requires more maintenance or a few shrubs or trees that need extra maintenance, look for automated ways to reduce your work. Invest in a good irrigation system for the lawn and plants and perhaps some retractable shaders for things that cannot handle the hot sun all day. The less you have to do, the more you will enjoy your yard.
Contact a local landscaping company like Simply Snow and Lawn to help you with any of your lawn and landscaping needs.