Not everyone has a green thumb but there are plenty of other ways to create an outdoor area that’s still looks great and complements the house.
There are a variety of reasons why certain plants might not flourish. It might be the climate, the soil or even the local wildlife, so if you do want some greenery, check with your local nursery about fast growing varieties that suit your area.
Clever landscaping can create interest without requiring a huge number of plants. For example, stonework and water features are eye-catching details, which work well with minimal plant dressing.
For front gardens, less is more. You don’t want to hide the façade of your house and an overgrown front yard is never a great look when you are trying to sell. Paths and stepping stones help to break up and expanse of lawn and garden.
Position distinctive features next to your entertaining areas, where they can be enjoyed whilst relaxing and add ambiance. A water feature to cool in summer, or a fire pit to warm in winter. And when you have a superb natural view, all you need is a well-dressed patio area to sit and enjoy nature’s free garden.
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