Landscape design can be as elaborate or as simple as you wish. But, when it comes down to it, a yard simply looks great if it is well maintained. Plants and flowers are wonderful additions.
Many landscapers recommend planting in ones and threes—in other words, create fullness with a bunch of hydrangeas, for example, and add one rose bush for pop.
Perennials are a good choice for those who don’t love to garden because they come back year after year. Annuals are nice for planting in containers. When you choose plants, think about impact.
Hardscaping can also make a huge impact. A brick patio or pathway can help create a sense of order in your yard. More organic-shaped flagstone can create a casual feel.
Embrace garden sculpture. A small stone figure, a colorful bird feeder, or a vintage find, such a ladder or gate, can add interest.