The first impression is the most important thing a person’s life and in real estate. The outlook of the home can either make the sale or break it when potential buyers visit your home. That is why the curb appeal landscaping is very important. A well-maintained lawn and a clean home shows your love towards to the home and assures the buyers that you have taken a lot of care of your place. The design of the landscape should be sustainable and eco-friendly. Here are some tips for you that may help in designing your landscape in a better way and making it a little bit greener:
Save water consumption:
A lush green soft lawn is an amazing thing and it should not be out of the league. But require a lot of water on service leading to heavy water bills. In order to cut down the water bills, you can replace the grass with plants that are resistant to drought. Don’t over water the lawn. Use natural ways like recycling clippings of glass to reduce the need for chemical fertilizers and water.
Promote Natural growth:
Promote natural greening and healthy soil.Aerate the dirt around the grass and the plants. Select native plants that can thrive easily. Test your garden’s soil health to analyze what chemicals it is lacking. Compost to help reinvigorate the microbial life and the nutrients in the soil. Grow such plants in your landscape that welcome birds, bees and butterflies.

Make your landscape valuable and productive:
Grow food producing plants at home. They can help you live in a more sustainable manner. Build a portion of your landscape as a food garden. It will make your family eat healthily and save money. Foods lose nutrients with age, so the fresher the fruit and veggies, the more you’ll get out of them. They will also grow more safely and will be free from pesticides.
Add something out of the nature:
Add paths and seating to the landscape to improve the ambiance. Increase the beauty of your landscape by decorating it with outdoor furniture.
Order of the plants matters:
Unify the order of planting by repeating plants forms and textures. Catch the eye of the visitors by planting beautiful blooming flowers and perennials along the walkway.
The planting bed size:
The size of the bed you’re going to plant should be big enough to accommodate the desired fusion of plants. It’s a good practice to plant beds that are at least half of the width of the house. You can also plant beds in a way that they extend from the home to the roadway. Make the edges of the bed sharp to give a neat look. In fact, fill the landscape with most of the trees, shrubs, and bushes as it will save the maintenance cost.
Uniformity:
Maintain the order by limiting the species of plants, flowers, shrubs, and trees. Aim for three to five species of shrubs, five to ten species of flowers and not more than two to three types of trees. Although it’s also a good practice to keep adding the new species of plants and flowers to your landscape.
Author Bio : Sarah works for Yourgreenpal and she loves gardens and lawns.