New Years’ resolutions are often easy to make but extremely hard to keep. A landscape resolution doesn’t take much willpower and is relatively inexpensive. It will also improve the curb appeal of your home. Deciding on one particular landscape resolution is the most difficult part.
1. The Three R’s
Using the concept of the three R’s, you can create a very unique landscaped area. An old watering can, a rusty tricycle, almost anything that will withstand the elements can be seasoned and added to the landscaped area.
You can create a beautiful floral garden without harmful, chemical fertilizers. You can make your own natural fertilizer in a homemade compost bin. Compost works efficiently as a fertilizer but will not burn or damage grass. Compost does not contain harsh chemicals that will seep into ground water supplies.
3. Plant! Plant! Plant!
You can choose to plant almost any type of plant. Flowers, shrubs, small trees and decorative grasses are all good choices. Small landscaped areas can be filled with a variety of plants, rocks and other decorative elements or you can choose to place single plants at various spots throughout the yard.
4. Use Sustainable Landscape
Sustainable landscape methods include materials and techniques that help to conserve energy and preserve natural resources. They include composite wood for decks, strategically placed trees that provide ample shade and act as a wind break. It also includes the use of decorative plants and grasses that are drought resistant.
5. Keep It Clean
Make sure to regularly pick up grass clippings and other types of yard debris. Yard waste can easily be collected and incorporated into compost bins.