A carefully designed landscape can do wonders for your home’s aesthetic appeal. An aesthetically appealing landscape will increase your home value and attract various wildlife, creating a relaxing environment.

Follow these tips to beautify your yard.

 Use Layers in Your Yard  

Arrange different elements in your landscape, like the natural environment. Create layers at various heights. Ground covers should constitute the bottom layer, followed by perennials. The top layer should consist of shorter and larger shrubs and trees with varying heights. When emulating this structure, consider the health of plants at each level.  

Attract Pollinators

Pollinators such as butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds are not just fascinating and beautiful; they are also essential for plant reproduction. To attract pollinators, plant a variety of flowers.

Pollinators are attracted to fragrance. Opt for herbs such as sage, lavender, basil, and oregano that contain fragrant oils. Add a large screening shrub to create a resting place for pollinators.

Build a bath where bees and other pollinators can freshen up and quench their thirst. If you want to attract birds, build a bird feeder.

 Blend Colors

One of the most effective ways to blend colors in your garden is to use complementary colors by planting bright-colored plants in areas that receive the most sunlight. Cool colors such as different green, blue, and purple shades are most effective when used in partially shaded areas.

Use plants with dark, silver, deep, light, and chartreuse leaves to create a visually striking composition. Use bright colors sparingly on a light background.

Plant Vegetables 

There are several compelling reasons to plant veggies in your garden. Veggies will add a splash of color to your garden. The benefits of eating organic, whole food are well documented. Here are some tips for growing the perfect vegetable garden.

➢ Find a location that gets at least six hours of sunlight

➢ Add compost and organic matter such as aged bark and composted leaves to your soil

➢ Add a three-layer of organic mulch to your soil

➢ Avoid over fertilizing

➢ Use pesticides sparingly

➢ Make sure your veggies get one inch of water per week

 Install a Water feature

Installing a water feature is one of the most effective ways to increase your landscape’s aesthetic appeal all the while providing water to the so important pollinators in your garden.  In addition to increasing visual interest, a water feature can provide several health benefits.

Before installing a water feature in your landscape, consider your garden’s size, how the water feature might impact your enjoyment of your landscape and the upkeep involved in maintaining the water feature.

Sweetwater Landscape is one of the best landscapers near you. Once we gain an in-depth understanding of the factors at play, we will design the perfect landscape for your home. To schedule a visit, call 707-887-0140.