Winter is over, thank God. Spring is ending; your lawns and tress have grown back. Summer is approaching and it’s time to spruce up your outdoor areas! Let’s take a look at what landscaping ideas are hot this summer.
Separating your ornamentals from your edibles used to make sense. Now it’s all about weaving the two together into a beautiful and delicious mix of colors. Using edibles makes for affordable landscaping. It’s appealing to the eye, the stomach and your pocket. Plant some fruits to add color and dimension to a bland garden. Incorporate some basil and thyme to “Spice” it up. You can pick right from your garden and take it to the kitchen, it’s like a grocery store in your backyard!
The 3 B’s
A beautiful yard is all about the color. Green backdrop, with blues, pinks and other bright colors spread across it. What about inviting some colorful visitors to enjoy your yard? I’m talking birds, butterflies and bees! Many gardeners are now using plants that attract these beautiful creatures. It helps create a live yard loaded with color.
Water, Water Everywhere
Let’s talk about hardscaping. One of the hottest trends is adding water to your yard. Fountains, waterfalls and ponds are a great idea to add a soothing dimension to your yard. Walk out back on a hot summer afternoon and listen to the water move and flow. That will be sure to relax you!
Your Own Private Paradise
The outside world is a busy and hectic place. That’s why when you’re sitting in your yard, you want peace and quiet. Consider planting some privacy trees and bushes to keep out the noise and peering eyes. This can be as simple as a collection of trees or a fence covered in ivy.
When considering your landscaping ideas for this summer, take a look at the trends. Make it affordable landscaping by planting edibles. Use the soothing sounds of water. Make it your secret garden by keeping out the noise. And don’t forget to invite your “B” friends into your yard!