"It's low maintenance because you do not need to mow or mulch it. " 'water. It is also cheap and just replace it in the spring. An added benefit: Mulch also provides a nice aroma for your garden. For a relaxing aroma and a burst of color, plant lavender. "Lavender will come back year after year. after year, "says Chris," I also like planting lavender near the patio because the scent is an insect repellent. It's an alternative "A lot of people use crushed stones in beds because it's a very good x-ray technique," says Chris. "Stone is also a good option in beds because you never need to replace it. , think of the amount of wind in your area and how the stone will match the aesthetics of your home.
A large tree or shrub can dominate a landscape and make it dark and dark. In our backyard, there is a mature elm on the other side of the fence. We had to consider elm to decide where to plant the crepe myrtle. They are at a good distance. Since both are upright and the crepe myrtle can take a lot of pruning, they should provide privacy and block the western sun. Because elm will have its lower branches pruned in the future to avoid damaging the fence, there will be a good balance in the landscape. A large landscape will take into account several elements of good design. These include color, shape, pattern, light, balance, contrast, rhythm, variety and unity.
Collecting water with rain barrels is an extremely easy (and environmentally friendly) way to water your plants. "We have a rain barrel and it's fixed on the downspout, so all the water comes out of the roof of your house," says Peyton. Or it could be as simple as letting a trash can fill with water. For a low-maintenance outdoor cooking space, invest in appliances that last. "If you want something that will stand the test of time, opt for a built-in barbecue with a stone veneer on the front," says Peyton. A sturdy granite countertop is also a durable feature, and it is ideal for resisting varied weather conditions.
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