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- Is there seasonal interest? Seasonal interest means that there is always something going on in the landscape.
- Are there splashes of color and foliage interest?
- Is there a “flow” or theme to your plantings? Having a flow in your landscape simply means the layout of your plantings and the groupings of similar or same types of plants. A theme could be a “woodland garden” area or “butterfly garden” area.
- Do you have a feature plant or area that draws attention to the best face of your home? Adding a feature plant or using annuals and perennials can make a world of difference in a mature landscape. A feature plant is usually the focal point of your landscape and is typically an ornamental tree or shrub. Other times using a specific grouping of plants can draw attention or accent the best feature of your home.
- Could you use stone or pavers (hardscape) to enhance certain areas? Use stone, boulders, pavers, or retaining walls to focalize an area or grouping.
Finally, a note about “No Maintenance.” There simply is no such thing. Designing low maintenance landscapes is possible, but the no maintenance is impossible. All plants want some kind of attention at some time or another. Whether it’s just fertilizer or a healthy pruning or a hefty cutting back in the fall. Bed edges will only last for a season or two before the grass begins to grow into the bed or there is no definition left between the bed and the grass. Yes, you can make a landscape lower maintenance but you cannot make it no maintenance.
The good news is you can contact Appalachian Creations to help you with any landscape upgrades, landscape refurbishing or landscape maintenance.