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Home Landscaping Ideas
February 13, 2014
The outdoors to a true Minnesotan is like peanut butter to jelly. While it may still feel blistering cold, spring is just around the corner…yes, it’s next month! The warmer seasons are a great opportunity to clean up our yards and show off our landscaping creativity. Be sure to check out our previous blog post for tips on transitioning your home to spring. OR if you are building with us, be sure to ask your New Home Consultant about our new home landscaping packages.
Here are some home landscaping ideas and tips to get your creativity ignited while the snow is melting:
ADD A SPLASH OF COLOR
Instead of all your plants being green, add some brightly colored flowers. Perhaps have a monochromatic mix of a variety of purple flowers. Or use any colors in the spectrum.
MATCH YOUR FLOWERS TO YOUR HOUSE
Is your house blue? Match it with blue flowers. Do you have orange or red shutters? Accent them with similarly colored flowers.
USE UNIQUE PLANTERS
Place a plant in a birdbath. Go thrift shopping and find a fun old wheelbarrow or something similar to use as a nontraditional planter.
PUT LIGHTS IN YOUR EDGING
Incorporating rope lighting in your concrete garden or home edging will cast an attractive glow on your house at night.
UPGRADE YOUR DRIVEWAY
For a unique drive way, use stone pavers instead of traditional concrete.
A unique fountain can be a fun way to spice up your garden and landscaping. Home improvement and landscaping stores are sure to have a variety of choices. You could even make your own wine bottle fountain.
There are a plethora of types of stone and ways to style it. Sunset magazine has a slideshow with great ideas.
CREATE ENTERTAINMENT SPACE
Use your backyard landscaping as a way to bring your family and friends together. Build a barbeque pit for roasting marshmallows. Add a hammock and comfortable seating. Hang outdoor lanterns from trees.
There are many other resources you can use to get started with your outdoor project.Ask a sales representative at the nursery or pick up a landscaping magazine.You’ll have a summertime haven in no time.