Landscaping Ideas For Spring
Winter is almost over (we hope) and we are about to say hello to Spring. The last gasp of winter in February and March in Colorado Springs ought to be just a memory soon. The trees and plants will be getting ready to bloom and this means it’s high time you started working on your landscaping in preparation for the coming warm seasons Spring and Summer.
Just in case Spring really is around the corner, we have some landscaping ideas we think you might like!
First, Make A Plan
The first thing you’ll want to do is plan ahead. Attempting to create an appealing outdoor living design in a whim isn’t a good idea. You’ll only end up with a space where some parts are not cohesive or don’t live harmoniously with each other. Also, it’s possible to make the mistake of planting some plants and flowers too late into spring to actually benefit from them. You need to spend some time deciding on what you need or want and then plan your landscape design accordingly.
If you do not know where to start, a professional landscaping company can help you create an appealing and also practical landscaping design for your home, thus avoiding the common mistakes of amateur landscaping plans.
To help you with the landscaping design process, we have created a list of some excellent spring landscaping thoughts:
When it comes to landscaping, shrubs are a staple and you should not overlook them. Shrubs are hardy and will survive all year with minimal upkeep. Also, given that there are numerous sizes and varieties of shrubs, you can incorporate them in almost any outdoor design plan. You will come across shrubs that match your geographic region or you can even mix and match from various areas to come up with a distinct look.
One of the best ways to take on spring landscaping is by planting flowering trees. You’ll only get a small window of time to enjoy the blooms, but it will be certainly worth it. They are very appealing and make outdoor living very enjoyable. Spring is the ideal time to plant such trees for the following year. This way, their roots will be deep into the ground before winter sets in again.
Whether you are a golf hobbyist or just don’t like the idea of maintaining genuine grass, artificial turf can be an excellent solution to providing a similar experience. Another great thing about artificial turf is that it’s hard to differentiate from the genuine grasses and are quite durable if you purchase from the right landscaping companies. You also need to install your artificial turf as the manufacturer specifies for best results!
There’s no chemical treatment or watering needed. Artificial grass is designed to be simply installed and enjoyed for whatever activity you want. All you have to do is find an experienced landscaping company, get a quote, let them design and create a layout that matches both your landscape and needs. Installations are usually quick and so, you will be able to enjoy your new lawn as soon as winter is over.
Creative water features (fountains, ponds, etc) are a great addition to any outdoor living space. By installing a water feature like a fountain, you will be adding an element that’s not only special but appealing and relaxing.
Even if you are a DIY enthusiast, patio design and construction is a project that is best left to the professionals if you want the best results. An uneven surface or poor drainage under the structure can cause it to fall quickly, mistakes that are very common with amateur DIY folks.
A reputable landscaping firm with years of experience has the right team and tools to ensure that the outdoor space is prepared in the right manner for a successful patio job. The professionals will ideally have expert knowledge and capability to ascertain that your patio is constructed with the skills and materials that will guarantee a beautiful patio for years to come. Yes, it does cost more to have your structure designed and constructed by experts, but the results that you will get are well worth the investment.
When it comes to hardscaping or stone landscaping, you have a few options at your disposal and stone landscaping is one of them. Now, similar to the construction of the patio, if you do not have experience in this kind of work, it is again best to leave the job to the professionals. A reputable company will have high-quality landscaping materials that will last you for years.
Professionals know that it’s important to have both an appealing and functional outdoor space and as such, they will use all the knowledge and experience at their disposal to create an attractive landscape that will also add value to your home. A great way to find professionals is through recommendations from friends and neighbors and even doing research on the internet.
Spring is known to be the season of rebirth and offers all an opportunity to start afresh. It’s an excellent time to work on your landscaping and create the outdoor living space you’ve always wanted!