Curves add interest and beauty. Your landscape will benefit from the addition of a flowing curved border. Curved borders help the flow of ares and keep your landscaping from looking too boxy or rigid, which adds value and appeal to your home. Curves are slightly harder to create but are well worth the extra work in the long run.
Including flowering plants and different kinds of trees will add interest and beauty to your landscape choices. Not every shrub and tree is green; many have deep red or other colors of foliage, and some have profuse blooms in certain seasons. Add trees that contain bright seasonal flowers.
Water is a great idea for landscaping designs. Examples might include an easy-to-install pond, small fountain, or bird bath. If you could afford it, there’s a lot of professionals who could install these things for a cheap cost. Adding water provides a focus point.
Ground cover can spruce up any yard. Look to creeping plants like ferns, vinca, juniper or ivy to liven up bare areas and reduce your mowing demands. These plants will add variety, color and depth to your yard.
If you are doing your own landscape design, it would be a good idea to add mulch to your flowerbeds. Mulch lets plants retain moisture. This is especially useful in areas that are really hot. Mulch helps your plants access the water they need to survive.