The cold winter weather has people longing for spring. Spring days are longer, the temperature is warmer, and gardens start sprouting their buds and flowers. Now is the time to start planning for new landscaping to implement this spring. Keep reading for some new landscaping concepts to spruce up the outdoors.

Planting En Masse

Hire a landscaping company like Progressive Lawn & Landscaping to design an en masse planting. Tulips are one of the best spring flowering plants and create an extraordinary scene when planted en masse. There are plenty of tulip bulbs to choose from, but homeowners who are a little late can always buy plants from a garden center.

Spring Containers

Planting some spring containers is an easy way to spruce up the outdoors. Consider mixing and matching secondhand planters like galvanized buckets. Layer them at different heights to add interest. For garden parties, put sturdy twigs of pussy willow into the containers for Easter-like decorations.

Choose Pastel Colors

Pastels will always create beautiful spring gardens. Pair containers and old glass bottles with ranunculus, hyacinths, and tulips. Homeowners can paint a fence or shed with a light new blue or pale yellow.

Gravel Landscaping

Some people use stone, gravel, and evergreen landscaping throughout the yard for a simple and easy-to-maintain look. Add a tiny pond feature or a floating stone patio with an outdoor dining table and chairs for a unique look.

Add a Water Feature

Water features like a small waterfall or a fountain provide relaxing sounds and attract birds and other wildlife. If the backyard has draining problems, a water feature can help solve that problem. Homeowners can turn a low, damp spot into a landscaping focal point with streams and waterfalls.

Soften the Deck

Homeowners can improve the view around the deck by surrounding it with flower beds to hide the support beams. Six-foot-wide flower borders can add lots of color throughout the spring and summer. Ornamental grasses, sedum, black-eyed Susan, and other colorful perennials provide screening and privacy.

Build a Grand Entrance

Because first impressions are important, create a grand entrance to the backyard. A large vine-covered arbor or stone patio makes an elegant and welcoming entryway for family and friends.

Make It Private

Consider using tall shrubs, fences, or grasses to provide more privacy in the backyard. Even curtains can add instant privacy while providing a pop of color and style. Hang weatherproof curtains on pergolas to block the wind and provide protection from the sun.

Sink the Patio

Sunken gardens or patios are becoming more popular. Consider carving out a section of a sloped backyard to make a private retreat. Terrace the backyard hillside and add a brick patio below grade level to create a sunken paradise. A stacked stone wall can keep a hillside in place and provide additional seating.

Build an Outdoor Fireplace

For those chilly spring evenings, consider building a fireplace in the backyard. This creates an open-air living room that can be used almost year-round. It creates an area to center conversations and extends the night. If it gets too hot in summer to light a fire, the fireplace makes a beautiful stage for blooming potted plants.

Creating a space that everyone loves doesn’t have to be complicated. It’s all about choosing the right plants, hardscaping, and other landscape designs.

Jackson Martin

Jackson Martin, holding a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas, has been a prominent figure in the home improvement sector for over 18 years. He joined our team in 2020, sharing his expertise in renovation techniques, sustainable building practices, and DIY projects. Jackson's previous experience includes working in residential construction management and as a home renovation consultant. He is an advocate for energy-efficient homes and enjoys participating in local marathon events.

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