Houston landscaping means year-round gardening. To lessen the costs of maintaining your landscaped areas while still maximizing on the beauty of your surroundings, follow these 5 landscaping tips.
1. Install an efficient sprinkler system.
Don’t let your plants wilt and dry by ensuring each plant gets watered according to its requirements. If you only have a plot or two, manual watering can be done. However, if you have a larger area to cover, a sprinkler system may be more efficient since it allows you to water it less frequently but more deeply.
2. Take note of the amount of sun the landscaping area gets.
This will inform you into which plants will thrive best in that spot. Note some plants need a full sun to grow while some prefer partial sun or some even thrive best in a more secluded spot.
3. Group plants according to their care requirements.
Whether it’s the amount of sunlight or watering requirements, growing them together will help you easily maintain the landscaping areas more efficiently. If you’re using a sprinkler system, you’ll also have an easier time adjusting the sprinkler to cater to the uniform watering requirement of your plants.
4. When possible, always choose native Texas plant species.
These plants usually require less to no maintenance at all. By choosing plants native to the Texas landscape, your garden will add to the local biodiversity, attracting the local birds, bees, and butterflies. If you’re lucky, you may even have these native animal species choose to build its home in your landscaped area.
5. Plant seasonal plants beside evergreens.
Make your landscape always look fresh and new by including seasonal plants, too. While there is charm to picking evergreen specimens, it can easily look stale and ordinary—month in, month out. However, if you have a couple of plants with each having a particular season where it blooms its brightest, you’ll be assured of having a landscaped area which looks brand new every season.