Salisbury landscaping from CoastalAs spring and summer approaches, it is time to take a long and hard look at your outdoor spaces. Do you need more shade? How about privacy? Do things just seem out of balance and without color? Your outdoor living space is as important as your indoor living space. Half of the year you and your family are spending outdoors in your yard. Maybe it is time for a whole new look and feel?

  • A patio or deck is a must have space in your yard. If you don’t have one as yet, consider constructing one. If you do have one, perhaps it needs a facelift? Plants, trees and flowers, as well as other landscaping fine touches, make a patio or deck area come to life as a welcoming and friendly space. The plants and flowers will soften the many outdoor hard edges that surround you. The quickest and easiest way to do this is to build container gardens. Spreading colorful pots and planters around with accompanying plants and flowers will add a dash of color to all of the green and brown that surrounds you.
  • If you are looking to add both ambiance as well as shade, consider having your landscaping professional plant a few trees around the deck or patio. Be careful, however, not to plant anything that has an aggressive or far reaching root system. You, also, want trees that are not messy and will provide shade. Japanese maples are a great example.
  • With flowers, try and have a hardy mix of both perennials and annuals. Have your landscaping professional come in and examine your ground. They will be a huge resource with regard to care as well as color.
  • Finally, take a long look at your privacy situation. Perhaps it is time to plant some bushes and hedges to give you that extra sense of privacy without erecting a fence. It is a softer and less formal look as well as being much easier on the eye than a traditional stockade fence.
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