If your landscaping has seen better days, this can affect your curb appeal. One thing you can do is hire a landscape contractor to help you. They will meet with you to set up a budget and then get to work transforming your landscaping.
If you are on a budget, the landscape contractor may choose to plant annual flowers as these are not as expensive as perennials. When it comes to annuals, there are many options. What the landscape contractor chooses will depend on the sun requirements of the flowers. If your yard gets a lot of sun, they will choose annuals like petunias, begonias, zinnias, poppy flowers, marigolds, and pentas.
If your yard gets part sun, they will plant annuals like lobelia, browallia, nemesia, bacopa, alyssum, and violas. There are also some annuals that need full shade, such as impatience, fuchsia, torenia, balsam, and coleus.
If you have the extra money for perennials, the contractor may choose to include daisies, black-eyed Susans, coneflowers, sage, phlox, and daylilies. The landscape contractor may install some flower gardens, plant flowers in strategic places, and put potted flowers in a variety of places. The contractor takes into consideration the colors that you like for your flowers.
Plant Trees and Bushes
If your yard does not have a lot of trees or has no trees, the landscape contractor will likely suggest you plant some. Trees can transform a yard and provide shade if you get too much sun. Trees they may choose include sugar maple, silver maple, weeping cherry, red oak, dogwood, or American holly.
The landscape contractor will choose trees that grow well in your area. For example, if you live in the southern states, the dogwood, magnolia, and cherry blossom trees will work well. If you live in the northern states, the landscape contractor may choose maple trees, oak trees, evergreens, or birch trees.
Along with trees, bushes can add to your landscaping. The contractor may suggest planting bushes in front of your home. The boxwood bush is an evergreen bush and easy to trim and shape with hedge trimmers. If you want flowering bushes, choose roses, hydrangeas, camellia, and lilac. What they choose will depend on how much sun you get. For example, hydrangeas grow best where they can get some shade in the afternoons, and roses do well in full sun.
There are many more things a landscape contractor can do for you, such as add some landscape lighting, add hardscaping, and more.
Contact a landscaping contractor to learn more.Share