While you might not always think about the appearance of your home’s lawn, it can have a fairly significant impact on the appearance of your home. However, not everyone loves a classic, green stretch of turf both in front of and behind your home. For the more creative and individual homeowners out there, you might be looking for something a bit more unique. Here are just a few lawn renovation ideas to ask your lawn care company about next time you’re considering new landscaping options.
Plenty of people love the look of a well-kept garden but can’t manage the care and time it takes to have one in their own yard. If this sounds like you, you might want to consider adding a wildflower garden to your front or back yard. These gardens tend to be helpful to your local pollinators like birds, bees, and helpful insects, as well as requiring less care. This is because wildflowers you’ll find available near you are local to your climate, meaning they’ll grow healthily with little intervention.
Has mowing your lawn got you down this summer? You’re not alone. Grass can be shockingly difficult to maintain, and yet many of us use it for the main plant in our lawns. Front and back lawns in the U.S. collectively contain almost 21 million acres of grass. Instead, you might want to ask your local lawn care company about a complete lawn makeover with a lower maintenance turf option like clover. Just be sure to check with any homeowners’ associations before you start your lawn renovation; not all plant options are available depending on your local codes and regulations.
Lawns aren’t always designed with the most efficient irrigation systems in mind. Next time you’re looking at lawn renovation, be sure to take into account drainage and erosion solutions, as well as ways you can conserve water while still keeping your lawn looking beautiful. Maybe replace a few sections of lawn with stone, or otherwise cut down on just how much of your lawn needs to be watered.
There are plenty of unique options out there for homeowners looking to do something a little bit different with their next lawn renovation.