Landscaping Ideas To Reduce Lawn Area And Maintenance Needs

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When you have open space with few trees and a lot of lawn, cutting the grass can be a daunting task. You may want to reduce the maintenance needs of your property with more practical landscaping solutions, such as using groundcovers and gravel. You can also use plants that require less watering to give your landscaping more. Here are some of the solutions you may want to consider for landscaping that requires less maintenance:

1. Using Native Plants That Will Require No Maintenance or Watering

There are many native plants that are an ideal solution to replace landscaping that requires regular care. You may want to consider using materials like native azaleas, grasses, and desert plants. Even if you do not live in a desert climate, there are plants like the prickly-pear cactus or ghost plants that thrive in many different regions throughout North America and not just in the hot desert regions. It is important to select hardy plants that will survive both the cold and heat of any region.  

2. Replacing Grassy Areas with Mulch, Gravel, and other Groundcover

The large grassy areas may be too large to completely replace with different plants. You may want to consider replacing the lawn with materials that are not living. Consider using mulch for the largest areas of grass you want to replace. Talk with a mulch service about using different mulch materials to give the areas different colors and create designs. For areas near your home, you may want to use materials like stone and gravel for a longer lasting solution. Use a weed barrier wherever you cover the old lawn, and remove the grass to ensure it does not grow through the groundcover.

3. Artificial Turf Materials to Give Your Landscaping A Water-free Green Lawn

A more permanent solution to replace an old lawn is to use artificial turf. If there is some space that you want to keep grass, turf is a great solution. You will be able to use the turf to create a nice area around places like patios or other backyard spaces. In addition, there are also many choices of styles of grasses that have a realistic look. Turf will still need a minimal amount of water to protect it from deterioration from exposure to sunlight, but it is less than real grass and never needs to be cut.

These are some of the options that you may want to consider giving your home landscaping that needs less maintenance. If you are tired of having to do so much work to keep your yard looking its best, contact a mulch service, such as McLean Wood Products, to get affordable materials to replace large sections of grassy lawn.