How to Achieve a Low-Maintenance Landscape

With the warm months of spring already here, now is the perfect time to go out and host a barbecue or maybe a patio party. This won’t be possible, however, if every weekend you have to go out and mow the lawn or trim your hedges. Lifestyle Landscapes, the expert in patio design, shares tips to help you create a low-maintenance landscape:

Low-Maintenance Landscape

Use Rocks to Add Interest

Rocks add appeal and a unique, relaxing mood to your space. They are also the perfect tool for creating a low-maintenance area. You can use them for walkways, inhibiting the growth of grass, or you can group them together to create decorative outcroppings. Alternatively, they can be used as ornaments on dry creek beds. Have spots in your lawn that are constantly wet? Consider covering the area with rocks to keep mud under control.

Invest in Tall Grass

Switchgrass, muhly and bluestem are varieties of tall grass that require very little maintenance. They grow very fast, soak up a lot of water and don’t need to be mowed. There are several ways to add tall grass to your landscape design. One is to group them into geometric patterns for a clean and modern look or group them along your fence line to provide an organic privacy screen.

Use Objects for Color

Using colors expertly is the secret to an eye-catching yard, but that doesn’t mean planting rows and rows of high-maintenance flowers. You can add color to your outdoor space by choosing brightly colored furniture. Benches, bird baths and chairs are good places to start. Pretty flowers in colorful pots contribute to the space’s appeal, but make sure you consider their upkeep needs including trimming and watering, before adding them to your yard.

Achieve the perfect outdoor living space with Lifestyle Landscapes. We can provide you with quality landscaping services that can boost your property’s overall beauty and value. Call us at (206) 621-2626 to schedule a consultation today. We serve Seattle and the surrounding areas.