When you live in an area where drought-tolerant plants are a must, all the lawns start to look alike.
These simple landscaping ideas will make your lawn stand out from your neighbor’s yard. When you try these landscaping tricks, you’ll want to spend all your time in your garden.
Add Planters to Your Garden
Planters can keep your lawn colorful and your garden going during the worst droughts. Even if you’re under severe water restrictions, you can still water them. Planters of differing sizes give your garden extra visual appeal. You can also bring your garden onto your patio or to your poolside with containers.
A really big planter can overflow with flowers typically used as groundcover, making them a focal point for a change. If you want a container full of color, choose a flower like Purple Owl’s Clover that doesn’t get too tall. You can also create a mini garden in an extra-large planter.
A big ceramic bowl planter looks great with tall native grasses and shorter plants. Asymmetrical design makes your container garden design even more interesting. Don’t put the tall plants in the middle. Place them at the side of the planter and let succulents and trailing greenery fill out the planter.
Do you love fresh herbs? Big planters full of basil and peppermint will look great on your patio and smell divine on hot summer evenings.
Give Plants Support
You don’t have to have a full white picket fence to enjoy the traditional effect. Just one short section of fencing with tall flowers like California Peony leaning through the pickets will brighten your lawn.
If white pickets aren’t your style, try a more California style of fencing. A corner of decorative rail fencing helps shrubs stand up and suits Mission and Southwestern style homes. Redwood or a redwood stain is the perfect touch.
The key to making decorative fencing work is to use it sparingly. Too much will overwhelm your lawn.
Climbing plantings like Clematis need a trellis. Use a traditional trellis to frame your walkway or door. Vines with heavy foliage or flowers and a roof trellis make a shady spot on your lawn or a beautiful entrance to your patio.
Pacific Garden Pathways
You don’t have to have a big garden to add a pathway or two. Pea stones in small or medium sizes are perfect for paths from your back door or patio that wander through your garden. If you’re entertaining, lining your path with torches will ensure your party is successful.
Try edging your path with red volcanic rock for a classic California look. This is a great look if you have Cacti in your garden.
Whether it’s picking herbs or sitting by a waterfall watching butterflies in your flowers, your garden should engage you and your guests. To learn more about implementing these landscaping ideas, contact us today.