Add Ooomph to your Memorial Day Weekend with a Landscaping Refresh
The party is a few days away and suddenly you realize your patio is bare other than tables and chairs. There is still time to add pizzazz to your home with a landscaping refresh.
The party is a few days away and suddenly you realize your patio is bare other than tables and chairs. There is still time to add pizzazz to your home with a landscaping refresh. This is where a professional comes in to save the day by adding beauty to your existing landscape. You can expect the crew to spruce up shrubs and trees with pruning and removing dead branches or even entire bushes. Then, get ready for the excitement as they add color with annuals. Professionals know just where to tuck in some show-stopping begonias and geraniums. Within a day or two your yard will be totally transformed, vibrant and ready for party season.
Plants aren’t the only thing you can do to enhance your landscape. Hardscapes, such as pavers, bricks and specialty concrete can literally take your patio from “well, it’s okay,” to “WOW.” You can add upscale tiles to edge an existing patio or redo the entire backyard with retaining walls, brick paths and other hardscapes that will blend with your foliage to immerse you and your guests into outdoor rooms that serve as extensions of your house.
Refreshed landscaping can fit into anyone’s budget when you work with a professional who is dedicated to meeting your personal needs. In the long term, you can end up saving money because a professional landscaper will work with you to create a plan. Having a plan will keep you from investing in a tree here, a few shrubs there. You’ve invested quite a bit of money into your home. You certainly don’t want your property to look like it was home grown.
We recommend you contact a professional today so that you can enjoy your new view all season long.
In the meantime, if you’re holding a party within a few days, don’t panic. You can quickly add beauty and ambience by investing in a few containers of flowers and some lighting that will add magic until the professionals arrive.
Here are a few tricks that are simple and give you a big bang for the buck:
• Create a container garden with signature pots and bowls. Your local nursery will have pre-planted containers on hand making it as simple as situating them on your patio or deck. We recommend clustering your containers for a lush look. Just be sure to coordinate colors of plants and flowers as well as the containers themselves.
• We like hanging baskets that aren’t actually hung. Hanging baskets are usually made up of one color, such as bright pink begonias or striking red geraniums. When repotted in a favorite container, they provide powerful pops of color and don’t require any planning or artistic talent. Use wire cutters to clip off the wire hangers and then lift the entire plant out of the basket and replant in a pot that is bigger than the annual to give it room to expand and flesh out during the summer. It’s helpful to ask the nursery for extra plastic for your car and then put that plastic under your container. This makes cleanup of spilled potting soil quick and easy.
• Use flameless candles placed in lanterns for soft lighting. Adorn tables and steps and even cluster them for added effect.
• If you have an umbrella, affix string lights to extend the party into the evening with whimsy.
A few DIYs will get you through the weekend and a detailed plan created by a professional landscaper will get you through the summer and provide lasting beauty for years to come. Above all, we hope you enjoy your Memorial Day.