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5 Smart Landscaping Ideas for a Perfect Yard

It’s often hard to apply and arrange traditional landscape designs. Most homeowners don’t even have time to make drastic changes in their backyard but still want the space around the house to look decent and easy to maintain. Luckily, there are numerous DIY gardening projects you can finish in a few days. You don’t have to spend hours arranging and continually adding new plants to form a beautiful landscape when you can achieve a similar effect by creating small changes.

planting 2921805 19201. A potted garden

Every gardener knows that it takes a lot of determination to maintain a healthy garden. If growing a garden is overwhelming to you, but you still want your yard to look pretty, you should start cultivating your plants in flowerpots. A potted garden does not require strict maintenance of the soil, and you only need to learn when to water specific flowers or herbs.

Another perk is that you can arrange them however you want. Place them near the house or somewhere on the front porch, and the area around your home will look colourful during the season. If your plants are not very fond of rain, you can always put them inside until the storm is over. That way, all flowers will stay in the pot, and there will be no visible signs of damage on them.

2. Fake grass

Many people struggle to find time to mow their lawn. You can avoid cutting grass every other weekend, but only if you’re ready to risk and invest in something new. Find a trustworthy fake grass manufacturer and enjoy spending your weekends without having to worry about the cutting season.

This type of decoration requires little to no maintenance and is ideal for both small and large areas. It offers excellent drainage, and will always stay green.

3. Rocks and pebbles

You don’t need new decorations to make your yard look modern and inviting. Think about what you already have in the yard and try to combine those colours and textures to create something new and beautiful. If you have a pile of rocks and an unused space, use those resources to create a rock garden with colourful flowers planted between the stones.

Something as simple as rocks will look great in combination with vibrant flowers. It’s advisable to find two to three types of flowers that can grow next to each other and plant them together, preferably at the same time.

4. A small oasis

Some homeowners can’t turn their yard into a beautiful garden, mostly because the pavement covers most of the yard, and removing concrete is often not an option. However, there must be one small patch of land that you can turn into a beautiful oasis where you can rest and enjoy your summer.

If the location of the fertile soil is near the main gate or next to the fence, get a posthole digger for planting trees and place a few there. If you already have trees in your yard, cultivate the land around them and build a raised beds garden. Growing plants in raised beds is not much different from traditional gardening.

However, you will need to invest in equipment that will facilitate the process of maintenance. You will need hose reels to be able to water your plants every day without putting a lot of effort. You should also invest in gardening tools such as digging knife, a shovel and a weeder. If you don’t know how to turn a small patch of land into a beautiful landscape, it’s advisable to contact a gardener to teach you what flowers and plants will effortlessly grow in your garden.

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Big yards give you extra space that you can turn into whatever you want. If you’re someone who likes to rest in a cozy area or spend a lot of time with your friends, think about creating a corner in your yard reserved for those activities. People who live in places where the tropical climate is dominant can use their yards as an extension of their living space.

Set up a large table for family gatherings and buy a new sofa or install hammocks or a coffee table with tabourets. There are endless ways to set up and decorate your yard. The most suitable option won’t cost you much, and you’ll still make drastic changes for a low price.


You can make the most out of your yard of you invest enough time to learn how to plant and arrange the space. Not all plants are suitable for the soil in your yard, so you should be careful about what you choose to cultivate. On the other hand, you can turn your backyard into a private space for rest, without having to worry about growing and maintaining a garden. Think about what changes you want to see and design and arrange your backyard accordingly. With a little bit of effort, you witness the transformation on less than a week.

This blog post was authored by  Patrick Adams, Freelance writer and blogger

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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