April 14, 2017 | Green Living

Low-maintenance landscaping is an ideal and beautiful way to add curb appeal, whether you’re looking to conserve water, save time, or both!

Enjoying your very own back yard is one of the best parts of homeownership. For some of us though, lush green landscaping can be difficult, time-consuming or costly to maintain. So what’s the alternative? 

Landscaping is a matter of personal preference and greatly depends on your lifestyle. If you’re looking to incorporate more low-maintenance options, we’ve gather ideas and inspirations from Lennar homes across the country.

Be a landscaping rock star

The addition of gravel, rocks and boulders gives you low-maintenance with high impact! Use pea gravel or small pebbles to create walkways or fill in spaces between plants. Pea gravel comes in a variety of colors so that you can find the best shade to compliment your home and tastes. Strategically add landscaping boulders to create an interesting focal point, add texture or establish boundaries.

Go local

A grassy lawn isn’t your only option! Plants native to your area are another great option as they are more likely to thrive with less upkeep. Drought-resistant plants and perennials provide year-round enjoyment with minimal effort. Lavender, sage and catmint are just a few great alternatives to traditional grass. Want to learn more? Perennial Resource offers more information on drought tolerant plants and perennials.

Reduce the lawn

Looking to spend less time mowing the back yard and more time enjoying it? Consider extending the patio out to create walking paths, additional seating areas or even extra space for an outdoor kitchen.

Add mulch

Plants and flowers can get expensive and difficult to maintain – especially for those of us not blessed with a green thumb. Mulch is a great way to extend and fill in flower beds to achieve your desired look without going over budget. Mulch is also helpful for reducing weeds and maintaining moisture in your yard.

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