April 18 2018
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8 Tips for Using Plants to Beautify Your Residential Landscaping

Your landscaping is more important than you may think. It sets the tone for your entire home as it’s the first thing people see when they come to visit you.

Why stick with a plain lawn when there are so many ways to update and renovate your residential landscaping. You can create a beautiful lawn by using some strategically placed stones, flowers, trees, and lawn decor.

If you’re looking to stay natural, we recommend you focus on brightly colored flowers to take your landscape to the next level.

Keep reading to learn 8 tips for using flowers to beautify your residential landscape.

Flowery Entrance

If you want your guests to feel warm and invited upon entering your home, then consider adorning your entryway with beautiful flowers.

Perennial flowers make for a great low-maintenance option. They last for more than two years to ensure that your house stays beautiful longer.

We recommend including the perennial flower, astilbe, in your entrance. These feather-shaped flowers are a great way to add some visual interest. They also come in a variety of colors, including pink, white, violet, and red. These flowers are perfect for your entrance because they do require some shade which is often supplied by overhangs.

Line Your Driveway

Driveways tend to be the eyesore of any lawn. Their thick black pavement offers a stark contrast to lush green lawns and delicate flowers.

Of course, you can’t remove your driveway, but you can use flowers and plants to make it look more appealing. Planting flowers in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors on both sides along the length of your driveway can help give it a unique makeover.

Crystal Fairy roses are a great option for your driveway. They’ll help to add both height and texture, and their pure white color will go with any color scheme.

Plant in Shapes

Flowers don’t have to be arranged in bouquets or flower planters. If you’re looking to add a romantic touch to your backyard garden, then consider adding a flowery arch.

You can use any kind of climbing plant to decorate your arch. Star Jasmine and or Clematis could be used for a simple look, while rambling roses would create a colorful and romantic feel.

But arches don’t have to be confined to your backyard garden. They can also be utilized to update a walkway leading to the entrance of your home.

Twisting Vines

These twisting vines and climbing flowers can be used on a lot more than just arches – they can also update fences, columns, and outdoor sheds.

Why invest thousands of dollars in a new fence when you can decorate it with beautiful flowers? Adding some climbing flowers and vines to your fence will help give it a romantic and rustic look that will be sure to make your neighbors jealous.

Play with Levels

We all know that flowers can be planted in the ground and in hanging planters, but did you know that they look amazing together? Instead of settling for a one-dimensional residential landscape, use this as an opportunity to play with height.

This can be done easily by planting flowers in the ground and then using hanging baskets or elevated planters in the same area to create the illusion of gorgeous cascading flowers.

When choosing your flowers, it’s important to stick with three different types: the filler, the thriller, and the spiller. You’ll need one flower that acts as the “filler.” It fills in the planter or basket to create depth. You’ll also need a “thriller” – something that adds height and excitement.

To help fulfill the cascading effect, you’ll also need a plant that spills out over the edge of a planter or basket – the “spiller.”

Make an Oasis

Playing with levels is an amazing way to create a stunning garden escape. While this works great on its own, it can also be taken to the next level and used to make your own oasis right in your backyard.

You can create hidden rooms in your residential landscaping. By playing with levels or utilizing climbing vines on stable structures, you can help cut these hideaways off from the rest of your yard.

Once you’ve created the “walls” of your hideaway, you can add in some simple patio furniture and quaint stone pathways to turn it into your own flowery oasis.

Not only will your residential landscaping be beautiful, but it’ll be useful as well. All you need is a table and some chairs to turn this into the perfect place for afternoon tea.

Repurpose Rustic Decor

While flowers are beautiful on their own, they can be elevated with the right decor. Take time and think about what you want the overall look of your yard to be. Planters, hanging baskets, and pots are all things you might want to consider adding to your landscape.

For a quaint rustic look, consider replacing these with repurposed mason jars and old crates. These small touches will really help set your yard apart from the rest.

Play with Colors

There are so many flowers to choose from, that it can be hard to pick the right flowers for your landscape. Don’t be afraid to play with colors and mix different colors together.

Picking just one or two different colors might make your yard look dull and monotone. Instead, opt for a large variety of colors. You can choose seasonal flowers to adorn hanging baskets to switch things up.

However, for large projects, like lining your driveway or creating flowering arches, try to stick with long-lasting flowers, and be sure to pick colors that you don’t mind having all-year long.

Beautifying Your Residential Landscaping

Don’t settle for a boring yard. There are many different options that can help you beautify your yard and turn it into an eye-catching landscape.

Playing with colors, lining your driveway, and experimenting with different levels are all ways you can utilize flowers to create the stunning residential landscape you’ve always wanted.

Did you like these ideas, but aren’t sure if you can do them on your own? Don’t wait! Contact us today and find out how we can turn your yard into a flowering wonderland.