Landscaping Resolutions to Make For Your Lawn in 2016

Landscaping Resolutions to Make in 2016

Have you finalized your list of New Year’s Resolutions yet? How about your landscaping resolutions for the new year? It’s never too late to write out your goals and set yourself up for success in the new year, and these landscaping resolutions are a great place to start to make your home more special than ever before.

1. Spruce Up Your Outdoor Living Area

Whether you have a ho-hum patio or a deck in need of a little TLC, showing some love to your outdoor living area is a great way to update your landscaping and make your outdoor space more livable. Out of ideas? Think about adding a BBQ station, installing a fire pit, restaining and sealing your deck, or simply investing in a new set of comfortable outdoor furniture.

2. Add Pavers or Stone Work

Pavers and stonework add a custom feel to any lawn or garden. Try replacing a poured sidewalk with a stone-paved path, or edge your gardens with decorative stones to add definition and an organic, natural feel to your outdoor space.

3. Use Fresh Mulch

Mulching your flower beds helps protect plants from weeds, conserves water and transforms your flower beds into beautiful gardens. You might be surprised at the huge variety of colors and types of mulch available, so don’t hesitate to explore and find a type that works best for your plants and your landscaping style.

4. Start Composting

Composting offers so many great benefits that it’s hard to believe more people don’t do it. Compost makes some of the best fertilizer for an organic home garden, it conserves water and it cuts down on the amount of trash that gets hauled into your local landfills every year. Plus, composting isn’t hard — it’s actually incredibly easy to get started.

5. Save Time On Your Lawn’s Maintenance

This item could take on many flavors, from investing in a zero turn mower to installing an irrigation system. The idea is that a well-designed lawn that sets you up for success is more likely to get all the love it needs. So cater to the harder-to-complete items on your lawn
maintenance list and splurge a little to make those items easier. You won’t regret it.

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