Spring is well on its way, and it’s time to start planning your landscape! Having a well-planned and designed yard comes with a wide range of benefits. It adds beauty and helps you enjoy your home more, improves your curb appeal and value, and depending on your design it can benefit the local ecosystem! Plus, your landscape is one of the most significant factors in first impressions to anyone visiting your home, making landscape design more than worth the effort.
Having a walkway up to your front door is a classic landscaping feature that many forget. Not only does it keep visitors off the fragile lawn and garden, but it helps create a direct visual line to the front of your home. The effect this has on the way viewers see your house is impressive, even the most straightforward path can make your home look more inviting and well-kept. Using walkways throughout your landscape can also be a great way to highlight and explore your other features. If you have an extensive property with features out of sight normally, walkways can help you better enjoy them.
Try Native Plants For Better Color
Many make the mistake of relying on annual plants and plants from different regions or countries. When used sparingly, non-native plants can give your landscape oomph, but they should be used as accents rather than the bulk of your planting. Native plants are better suited to the place where they are growing, which means they will be healthier and require less upkeep. There are still plenty of stunning plants that will bring color and even attract more colorful wildlife, like butterflies and hummingbirds.
Break Up Your Lawn
Having an immaculate, green lawn is one of the most quintessential aspects of the American home, and you want to make sure to take advantage of that. But, don’t be afraid to break it up with more modern approaches. One French garden trend that we’re very fond of is the creation of garden plot like sections where carefully planned fields are allowed to flourish. These take some planning as you’ll need to create a perfect mix of flowers and grasses, but the end result is unique, stunning, and a beautiful way to create a more environmentally friendly yard.
All of Your Lawn Care Needs from Atlantic Maintenance Group
Atlantic Maintenance Group is a full-service landscaping company, providing maintenance, design, and construction, as well as snow removal, and asphalt and concrete services. We are your source for complete landscape and facility maintenance for commercial and residential properties throughout Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. We are a self-performing landscaping company, meaning we don’t hire subcontractors, and senior management is involved with every project. Our highly trained team of professionals receives constant, ongoing education on the latest industry trends, updates and safety measures. This ensures we can deliver outstanding customer service and results to our clients, regardless of the size of your job.