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Loving Your Little Landscape

I have never been a natural gardener. For years, I struggled to keep basic houseplants alive, only to kill them at the first opportunity. It was difficult and stressful to buy a home with a yard, but I knew that I might be able to learn what I was doing wrong and correct the problem. To start off, I focused heavily on the lawn, and tried hard to keep it trimmed and well-maintained. Next, I cleaned up the flowerbeds. It was a lot of work, but I knew that it would pay off in the end. When I was done, my front yard was gorgeous, and guess what--it even stayed alive. This blog is all about loving your little landscape.



Loving Your Little Landscape

3 Landscaping Projects That Will Get Your Family To Go Outside More Often

by Charlotte White

If you own a home with a decent-sized backyard, you may love the idea of your family going outside on a regular basis to enjoy the sun, fresh air, and landscape features. But, you may know that your backyard does not have what your family wants or needs to go outside often.

When a lack of features is the main thing that keeps this from happening, you should work with professional landscapers who can give your yard the boost that it needs with a few projects.


While you may have some pathways in your backyard, they may only be close to the house. This means that your family may not be able to get around the rest of the backyard without walking around on dirt or grass. By building pathways throughout the entire yard, you can make it much more encouraging for your family to walk on them and enjoy the other areas and features.

If you do not have any enticing features towards the back of your yard, you may feel inspired to add them after putting in pathways that make it easy to get there. For instance, you can add a gazebo, garden, or fruit tree that your family can look forward to harvesting several times a year.


Once you make it easy for your family to move around the backyard, you want to make sure that there is nothing to discourage them from spending time outside. A lack of lighting is a problem worth solving, especially when you want to enjoy the backyard at any time of day or night.

Fortunately, you can rely on landscape professionals to determine where lights need to go as well as what kind of lighting installation will work best for every area. For instance, light posts that are installed along the pathways can provide excellent illumination without many drawbacks.


If one of the reasons that your family does not go outside often is due to an unattractive backyard, you should make it a priority to beautify the whole landscape. You can ask your family what colors, plants, and trees they like and then incorporate them into the backyard. Another option is going with a lot of native plants and trees that will look great with little effort required.

When you get professional help to take on some or all these landscape projects, you can look forward to seeing your family going outside on a regular basis.

For more information about landscaping projects, contact a landscaping service in your area.