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Tips for Sprucing Up the Lawn and Garden

Posted March 14th, 2016 by Robin Nichols in

Clean Up Existing Plant Beds

Removing weeds and overgrown plants in existing beds makes everything look neat and organized, and will allow colorful plants and petals to bask in the sunlight.

Prune Shrubs

Overgrown shrubs can invade walkways and patios and create an untidy look. Prune them to a natural shape and try to avoid turning them into a ball or square shape. This creates a classic and sophisticated look and creates a simple dressing for the yard and garden.

Trim Tree Branches

A low tree branch not only gets in the way of walkways and head room, it also poses the risk of falling, hitting or scratching someone.

Add One or Two Containers

Create a welcoming entrance by adding one or two large containers filled with colorful plants. Bright colors are fun and inviting, and having them placed at the entrance makes guests feel welcome.

Add Some Trees

If you plan on staying in your home for at least 5 years consider adding trees. Trees bring more life to a yard and are great for providing much needed shade. Shade can help keep your home cool and your guests from overheating from the beating sun. Some plants also require shade.

Use Seeds

Buying an inexpensive mix of wildflower seeds will cover much more ground than spending the same amount of money on plants. Simple flowers breathe life and excitement into any landscape.

Add Some Shrubs or Annuals

Add rounded boxwoods or a seasonal planting of ornamental grasses and colorful annuals. Or spruce up your foundation plantings with a border of long-blooming perennials. Additions like these really accentuate your house.

Clean Up Existing Plant Beds

Removing weeds and overgrown plants in existing beds makes everything look neat and organized, and will allow colorful plants and petals to bask in the sunlight.

PruningShrubsPrune Shrubs

Overgrown shrubs can invade walkways and patios and create an untidy look. Prune them to a natural shape and try to avoid turning them into a ball or square shape. This creates a classic and sophisticated look and creates a simple dressing for the yard and garden.

Trim Tree Branches

A low tree branch not only gets in the way of walkways and head room, it also poses the risk of falling, hitting or scratching someone.

Add One or Two Containers

Create a welcoming entrance by adding one or two large containers filled with colorful plants. Bright colors are fun and inviting, and having them placed at the entrance makes guests feel welcome.

Add Some Trees

If you plan on staying in your home for at least 5 years consider adding trees. Trees bring more life to a yard and are great for providing much needed shade. Shade can help keep your home cool and your guests from overheating from the beating sun. Some plants also require shade.

Use Seeds

Buying an inexpensive mix of wildflower seeds will cover much more ground than spending the same amount of money on plants. Simple flowers breathe life and excitement into any landscape.

Add Some Shrubs or Annuals

Add rounded boxwoods or a seasonal planting of ornamental grasses and colorful annuals. Or spruce up your foundation plantings with a border of long-blooming perennials. Additions like these really accentuate your house.

Hire a Professional

No everyone has the time or “pruning touch” to maintain their yard. If this is the case consider hiring a professional to prune or selectively remove and replace overgrown shrubs. Well-manicured shrubs have a significant impact on your yard’s overall look and feel.

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