Low-Maintenance Landscaping Ideas for the Summertime
If the weather is any indication, the summer is almost here. With longer, warmer days ahead of us, we’re looking forward to spending more time outside than indoors. And yet, when you take a look at your yard, you may be thinking that it could use a bit of a touch-up. Some new plantings over there, clean up the lawn, maybe add a patio over here, the possibilities are endless!
But what’s truly holding you back from having all this work done is not the cost, but the upkeep. Landscaping maintenance takes time and really who has the time to garden or even mow the lawn these days?
Before putting your plans on hold, there are a few low-maintenance projects you can do for this summer that will make your yard look amazing and won’t be such a time suck for you. Consider these three landscaping projects for your yard this summer.
Idea #1 – A Smaller Yard is Easier to Manage
Keeping the grass that beautiful shade of green takes a lot of work. The constant mowing, fertilizing, and watering can wipe away your weekend plans. Your first solution is to hire an experienced landscaping company to take care of the lawn maintenance. But if you want to take care of the problem yourself, you may consider adding hardscaping to your yard.
As we’ve explained in the past, hardscaping uses non-living materials such as pavers and decorated stone to create a beautiful landscape. Putting down a patio or adding pathways throughout your yard will cut down the need for mowing and lawn upkeep, plus it adds a great entertainment space.
Idea #2 – Low-Maintenance Plantings
Flowers and beautiful plants can bring your yard to life. Not only do they add a pop of color to your landscape, but they help the environment. They can attract wildlife into your yard and provide much-needed pollen for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
But if you don’t care for them properly, they can easily die and lose color quickly. But fortunately, there are a few low-maintenance, attractive plants that are not only native to Pennsylvania but hardy enough to last all summer long. And remember, by choosing perennials over annuals, these plants will keep coming back year after year, so you won’t need to buy anymore!
When shopping for plantings this year, considering these options:
- Lily of the valley
- Butterfly weed
Idea #3 – Don’t Forget the Mulch
Here’s a novel idea — instead of using grass around your living area, try mulch!
Mulch not only adds a pleasant aroma to your yard, but it’s also low maintenance since you don’t have to mow or water it. And as a special bonus, mulch will help your plants grow. Once it breaks down, it can fertilize your plants and prevents weeds from sprouting. And the best part — it lasts all season long. You only need to replace it next year!
How Can Your Landscapers Help
Of course, your best low-maintenance idea is to have someone else handle your landscape. And fortunately, you’ve come to the right place.
The residential landscaping experts at Your Landscapers can give you the landscape design of your dreams. No matter how big or how small the project is, we can beautify your yard and give you the dream landscape you’ve been thinking about. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!