If you are looking to spruce up your front yard, there are many things that you can do. One of the most important aspects of any landscaping project is choosing plants and flowers that will be low maintenance; they should require minimal care or attention throughout their lifespan. For example, cacti need little more than watering every few weeks during very dry spells. Other low-maintenance plants include yuccas, agaves, and succulents like aloes and jade plants. Finally, annuals like petunias or marigolds can provide color in the springtime without much work on your behalf beyond watering them.
When designing your landscape, be sure to choose plants that will look good in front of or near the window of your home. If you are willing to put forth a little effort and have some gardening, herbs can provide fresh flavors for cooking. There are also many other options including roses, fruit trees, and even hickory trees which produce edible nuts that can be processed into tasty snacks.
It’s important to have a plan for maintaining the new landscape. Without this, your yard will soon be an overgrown mess. What are some of the most common mistakes people make when they’re choosing plants? The first mistake is not considering how much water each plant needs or which ones can thrive in dry climates. This leads to either too many plants dying because they don’t get enough water, or having to spend hours watering them every day.
Another common mistake people make is selecting plants that are out-of-season for their climate zone. So if you live in a warmer climate and buy cool-season flowers in June, it’s likely that by mid-July those flowers will all be dead from heat stress! And finally, some people just have no plan for how they’re going to water all of their plants, which leads to a lot of overwatering and an over-watered landscape by the end of summer.