Not Into Landscaping? 3 Easy Things You Can Do To Get Your Yard Ready For Spring

You may want your yard to look great when the weather starts to warm up, but it sure doesn't mean that you enjoy the yard work. For some people, they just don't have the time. For others, they don't like getting their hands dirty. Whatever the case may be for you, there are a few ways that you can go about getting your landscape ready for spring and ensuring that it looks fantastic without having to spend a ton of time out in the yard under the sun.

1. Add Colorful Mulch.

If you're looking for a simple, easy, and inexpensive way to add some color and texture to your landscape, mulch is the way to go. With mulch, you can find just about any color that you want - cedar-toned, gold, black, red, coffee bean-colored, etc. It can provide a beautiful contrast next to your lush green lawn. Plus, with mulch, you can dump and spread it in your flower beds and forget about it. There is really nothing that you need to do with it in order to maintain it. 

2. Add Edging to Garden Beds and Walkways.

Take a look at your gardens and walkways. Is there a clear cut-off from them and your lawn/shrubs? Or maybe your lawn is threatening to take over your walkways? If so, it may be time to add some edging. This will help to not only define the areas of your yard, but it will also help to liven it up a little bit. The type of edging that you use is up to you. You can opt to go with traditional bricks or stones or you can get more personal and use something like wine bottles, hockey sticks, etc. 

3. Plant Only a Tree or Two.

Yards with trees in them not only look beautiful, but they also provide areas of shade. This can be beneficial on warm days when the kids are outside playing as well as for energy purposes. However, it can be time-consuming to plant multiple trees. So why not just plant one or two trees? When doing so, you may want to take care in choosing the species of tree. Try to choose a tree that will add visual interest to your yard in terms of texture, shape and color. You may also want to take your climate into consideration as well. A Japanese maple is an excellent choice, as they can often survive in most climates and add form, color and texture that can add visual appeal to any landscape.

If you need help getting your landscape up to snuff before spring arrives, don't hesitate to reach out to a professional for assistance. Sometimes life gets in the way and it's impossible to do everything on your own. This is particularly true if you already don't like getting out in the yard. Contact a company like L & L Excavation & Landscaping to learn more.