Did you know that when your yard is thriving, so is the local environment surrounding it? You may not realize how much you are contributing every time you add a new annual flower or shrub, and choosing what goes in your backyard more carefully can turn your home into the eco-friendly home without much effort at all. With spring just around the corner, now is a great time to start your planning. Here are a few suggestions:
Bee friendly. Bees may have the terrible stigma of being painful pests, but without them, we wouldn’t have much of our plant population – including fruits and vegetables. One great way to give back to the local environment is to provide the perfect food for bees, encouraging pollination and making your yard smell wonderful. Talk to our experts about what flowers we can incorporate into your landscaping to be more bee friendly.
Use more native plants. Not only will native plants thrive better in your backyard, creating a beautiful scene from your front or backdoor, but they also require less water and support local species of insects and birds. Thankfully, the right team can help you avoid hours of research and will find the perfect native plant varieties for you.
Get creative. Have you ever thought about creating more privacy in your yard by using a living wall of hedges rather than fencing or hardscape? What about planting trees to provide shade and cool your home in the summer, lowering energy costs? If you’re considering a new patio, have you considered pavers that direct water flow back into the earth? It’s time to get creative and think outside of the box when it comes to your yard!
Of course, going green doesn’t have to be a difficult task. The experts at Dreamscape Designers will listen to your needs to create and execute the perfect plan for your space. Give us a call today at (757) 412-1265 today to get started!