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3 Landscape Design Ideas For A Low-Maintenance Yard

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If you would love to have your yard landscaped, but are hoping for a design that is going to be low maintenance for you, then you can incorporate certain things into the landscape design to make this possible. This article will discuss 3 landscape design ideas for a low-maintenance yard. 

Use Mulch Instead Of Grass 

Rather than having grass around all of your trees, plant beds, etc., you should instead use mulch. Mulch is going to do a great job of filling in this area and giving the look of a completed landscape design, while also cutting back on your work load. Mulch isn't going to need to be mowed or watered like grass will, and it also breaks down during the year to give your plants the nutrients that they need. You will likely need to add fresh mulch to your yard once per year, but this is going to be nothing compared to how often you would've needed to mow, weed, fertilize, or otherwise care for the grass. 

Plant Perennial Flowers

If you want to have the beauty of flowers in your landscape design, but don't want to take the time to plant them each year, then you should consider planting some perennial flowers. A perennial flower is a type of flower that will die above ground in the winter, but whose roots will stay alive. This then allows the plant to grow back in the spring without you having to do a thing. The only thing that you are going to need to do is water the flower, which will already be done for you if you have a bubbler system installed as part of your irrigation system. 

Use High-Quality Stone 

Using a high quality stone in your landscape design is going to be beneficial for two different reasons. The first reason is that the stone is going to take up space, thus making it so that you don't have to take care of grass or other plants in this area. You can use the stone to create an outdoor living space that takes up a great deal of room and is highly functional and enjoyable. The second reason why high-quality stone is going to be beneficial is because the stone itself is going to require little to no care, and will last for several years because of how well it is made. This means that you can enjoy its benefits without having to spend a great deal of time laboring over it. 

For more landscape design advice, contact a company like All Season Landscaping.