A yard that is void of any vegetation, trees, and shrubbery is hot, dusty, and allows a fair amount of soil erosion to occur within your yard. For this reason, adding in the right type of landscaping vegetation will improve your yard and keep your property value above average.
Here are some recommendations to help you add in the right type of landscaping for your yard and home.
Look For Low Maintenance Options
Not all of us have the extra time each week to spend hours trimming, weeding, mulching, and keeping up with all the different types of vegetation in the yard. As you plan your yard's landscaping, look for the types of landscaping plants and vegetation that will provide your yard with beauty but not take a big part of your schedule.
Instead of planting a big expanse of lawn that needs weekly mowing, weeding, and regular fertilizers, plan for low-work bedding areas. You can plant a bedding area with shrubbery, perennial flowers, and a tree or two and cover the soil with mulch to keep down weeds. In addition, a weed barrier beneath the mulch helps prevent excessive weed growth. These types of plants will provide you with beauty all year long without weekly hours of maintenance.
To help with your landscaping watering, install drip irrigation tubing throughout your yard's landscaping. This type of water system helps to conserve water and also saves you time as it delivers custom water amounts automatically to each area of vegetation.
Don't Forget To Plant Trees
Trees in your yard are one of the best additions you can add to your yard in terms of helping the environment. One mature tree in your yard will absorb more than 48 pounds of carbon dioxide from the surrounding air and give off enough oxygen for an entire day for four adults. So, if you can only plant one tree in your yard, do so because its effects on the environment are invaluable.
When you first plant a tree in your yard, it is important to keep the soil around it moist for the first year or so to allow time for the roots to become established in the surrounding soil. Add in an area of mulch around the site of your tree instead of allowing the lawn to grow up against it. This will help prevent any damage to the tree's roots from your mower.