6 Money and Time-saving Tips for Creating a Lush Landscape

Design it right
Survey your property and make notes regarding the land’s topography, existing vegetation, soil type, rainfall, wind patterns, lighting, and areas where water collects.

Amend your soil
Plants thrive in healthy, loamy soil. Amend your soil with compost to help clay soils improve absorption and sandy soils hold water.

Group plants together based on their soil, sun and water requirements
For example, place sun-loving plants in the sunniest part of the garden or landscape.

Incorporate native plants and perennials to reduce maintenance and water needs
Native plants originate from your region and are used to its soil, climate, rainfall, etcetera. Perennials are plants that come back every year. Both can be low-maintenance once they’re established.

Water early in the morning
The best time to water is early in the morning when evaporation is less. You may also water after six in the evening; however, try not to leave standing water on plants as it may encourage mold or disease.

Clear debris and dead vegetation from winter.