For some people, caring for their landscaping is a treasured hobby. They love getting out in the beautiful Jackson, WY weather and cutting the grass, pulling weeds, and generally making the land look great. If that’s you, a low-maintenance landscape design is not high on your priority list.
Of course, not everyone shares that passion. Whether it’s due to time constraints or just because landscaping chores are not your cup of tea, you might prefer to create a design that minimizes the work required to keep things looking neat and tidy. In this post, we’d like to present some front yard landscaping ideas that will cut down on maintenance demands while still creating a look and feel that you’ll love. For more help with this type of design, get in touch with TLC right away to work with our professional team.
Let’s start with one of the most dramatic ways to lower the maintenance requirements of your front yard – switching to artificial grass. Mowing the lawn is a chore that must be completed regularly throughout the growing season, and other upkeep is required to have a lush, beautiful patch of grass. To set all those tasks to the side, you can replace your natural turf with an artificial version.
The quality of modern artificial grass products makes this option more appealing than it was in years gone by. It’s not for everyone, however, as there is something about the look, feel, and smell of real grass that you might miss when opting for artificial grass. Carefully consider the pros and cons of this switch before proceeding.
The switch to artificial grass is only one of several ways you can reduce maintenance requirements through the use of different materials. As another example, you might consider using crushed stone in some of your planting areas, rather than dirt. The stone will last forever and won’t need to be refreshed – you may just need to rake it around occasionally to even it out. Adding planter beds within a crushed stone area is a great way to bring it to life while only incurring minimal maintenance demands.
It’s easy to love the way colorful flowers look in your front yard as spring arrives in the Jackson, WY area. Of course, those flowers can come along with a lot of work in terms of purchasing and planting each spring. Avoid that task by buying perennials instead. By filling your yard with mostly perennial plants, you can look forward to a lovely landscape without the time and effort needed to refresh beds with annuals once a year.
Traditional flower beds can be a lot of work to maintain. Planting flowers in pots and other containers is not maintenance-free, but it is easier. Everything is contained in a well-defined space, and you are much less likely to deal with weed problems when growing your flowers in containers. In addition to the maintenance benefits, the pots themselves can become an appealing part of your landscape design.
As the dry Jackson summer wears on, you might tire of heading out with the garden hose to make sure all your plants and flowers get a drink. Avoid that daily task by having a sprinkler system designed and installed for your property. With a properly designed system, you’ll cover all your growing areas, and you won’t have to do more than just push a button. In fact, you won’t have to manually push that button very often – your system can be programmed to water at the right times and in the right quantities, so the whole thing will be hands-off for most of the summer.
If you don’t want to sacrifice the quality of your landscaping but also aren’t keen on the idea of maintenance, consider bringing in help for those maintenance tasks. TLC can take over many areas of your landscape maintenance work, allowing you to keep your time free while still enjoying a beautiful yard throughout the year. On that list, we offer things such as gardening services and weed control programs.
At TLC, we take pride in the landscape design work we have done for many clients in and around Jackson, WY. With that said, design is just one of our many services, so feel free to contact us no matter what kind of work you need completed on your property. With a powerful blend of education and real-world experience, TLC is prepared for every residential or commercial landscaping task. We hope to serve your landscape soon!
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