Now that the weather is warming up and longer afternoons provide many more opportunities for spending time outside, homeowners are looking to jump into new residential landscaping projects. If you have a green thumb or less-than-green thumb, here are some of our favorite easy residential landscaping projects you can tackle this spring.
Add a Berm
Berms are small mounds of earth that are often used to help with drainage. Many homeowners use berms to make “island beds” that are the centerpiece of the yard. They help to diffuse noise from the street and add beautiful pops of color to your front yard. Berms are typically 4-6 feet wide for every foot high they are. The most popular plants used on berms include flowering bushes, evergreens, perennials, tall prairie grasses, and mulch.
Add a Flagstone Wall
Flagstone is a gorgeous way to accent your residential landscaping. For a very simple wall, dig a trench a couple of inches below the ground and fill in with pea gravel to make it level. Lay out the flagstones you’ll be adding and start stacking, stacking the smaller stones first. Keep the most attractive and largest stones for the top layer that will be most visible. Fill in any gaps with gravel.
Build a Tree Surround
Masonry surrounds help to make your tree look even nicer and prevent you from mowing over roots all the time. All you need to do to set your tree apart is dig a trench around the base, add sand, and install a row of bricks, cement blocks, or flagstones. This residential landscaping project is incredibly cost effective and only takes about an afternoon. If you have multiple trees in your front yard or backyard, build a tree surround around each one for a fun polished look.
Easy Landscaping Projects from Nature’s Work
Whether you are getting rid of a patch of concrete, going to winterize your lawn, or are trying to refresh your landscaping, Nature’s Work offers comprehensive tree services for your commercial or residential property. We offer services throughout Maryland, including Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, Montgomery County, Frederick County, Howard County, and Baltimore County. Ready to see how we can meet and exceed your landscape design expectations? Give us a call at (410) 780-3760 or visit us online today! For more useful yard tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Houzz, Pinterest, Google+, Instagram, and YouTube.