10 Landscaping Tips for Your Home

by Christine DemosMay 12, 2011

Your yard is an extension of your home, so don’t forget to add some personality to it! You don’t have to have a green thumb to make an impact, just follow these tips we’ve provided:

  1. Add stones to create a pathway.
  2. Begin a vegetable garden to save money on groceries plus it’s great for your healthy eating plan.
  3. Add low maintenance plants such as hosta that won’t require that much attention, especially if you aren’t able to dedicate a lot of time to pruning plants.
  4. If you want to make the space appear larger then stick to one color scheme.
  5. Add plants that vary in heights to be visually interesting.
  6. Helpful environmental tips including the use of solar lights which also help save on energy bills
  7. Add shade trees around your house to conserve energy.
  8. Use bulbs to ensure you get maximum flowers each year.
  9. Try your hand at stringing shells you’ve collected to make a windchime.
  10. And use decorative and practical tiki torches with citronella as they are great to keep bugs away.
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Christine Demos
Christine is the Content Marketing Specialist for Homes.com. She's a small town girl at heart, who currently lives in Norfolk, VA with her husband and their fur baby. When she's not working, she enjoys cooking, decorating, traveling, and binge watching Netflix. As a proud Virginia Tech alum, she also loves cheering on the Hokies!