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Low Maintenance Front Yard Ideas

Posted by San Diego Landscaper on Wednesday, 29 July , 2015

Summer and autumn are the times when many families really get to enjoy their yards. However, lawn care can be time consuming and expensive. Luckily, there are many low-maintenance options for those who wish to spend more time enjoying their yards and less time tending to them.

Trade in the Lawn

Grass lawns are notorious for wasting both time and water, needing constant maintenance for a pleasant appearance. If you are tired of wasting water on your lawn or mowing every weekend, consider trading it in for a lower-maintenance option. Though lower-maintenance yards are easier to care for than a lawn, they still provide the beauty and natural look you want in an outdoor space. By reducing the time you spend on lawn maintenance, you will find that you have more time to actually enjoy your yard.

Grow a Front Yard Meadow

Meadows are natural and beautiful. Why not add one to your front yard? This low-maintenance idea offers colorful meadow-like native plants which, when filled out, create a natural and picturesque front yard. Large planting beds can easily be filled with drought-tolerant native plants that can live off of natural rainfall and rarely require watering. You can also consider adding a minimal maintenance drip irrigation line, which will provide water to the plants as needed. Because lawns required much more watering and frequent mowings to maintain a nice appearance, a meadow yard is a much easier, but still beautiful, option.

Use Gravel

Using gravel in your garden will minimize the amount of maintenance required. Mulch, pine straw and other fillers must be replaced frequently to maintain a fresh and appealing look. Gravel, however, will maintain its polished look much longer as well as deter the growth of weeds. Plant native plants that require less attention than water-thirsty annuals among beds of gravel. Removing your lawn and replacing it with gravel and succulents, for example, offers a low maintenance but still “green” yard. Low maintenance plantings can also be lined along the edge of a gravel walking path and will simulate the path’s curves and direction.

Seek Expert Help

The professional contractors at Juniper Landscape Company in San Diego understand how to build and maintain low-maintenance yards. With years of experience working with homeowners to design and landscape their dream yards, JCMS can help you create a low-maintenance yet beautiful outdoor space. If you are considering reducing your lawn or completely re-landscaping it to make it more low-maintenance, seek the help of the experts at Juniper Landscape Company.

Juniper Landscape Company is a provider of professional landscaping services in San Diego, we strive to make San Diego a beautiful place by doing business with integrity and creativity.


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