While the weather is nice, you might be taking advantage of it by spending more time outside. Not necessarily doing yard work and the like, but just resting easy and appreciating what you have. Of course, you might be on the opposite side of the equation, which finds you inside looking at everyone else’s wonderfully manicured and generally better looking yard. You might be experiencing a sense of regret, or maybe the desire to do better next season. Luckily for you, making the lawn look nicer is a very easy thing to do, and taking a nice looking lawn to the next level (both metaphorically and in some cases literally) is something that the professionals here at the Parke Company are skilled in. We are happy to share our knowledge of ways to make everything look a little bit neater and nicer, and hope that you think of us the next time you have landscaping design work available.
With that in mind, here are a couple of things that you can do to make your yard look amazing.
Managing the Numbers
One of the easiest ways to make things look nicer is to plant the same kind of flowers in greater numbers. This goes against the school of thought that says you need to mix several different types of flowers together for visual variety, and while there is some truth to that, having a lot of one type of flower makes for a better punch. Think about the field of poppies scene from The Wizard of Oz. It makes things look bigger and bolder. If you then apply this principle on a larger scale, by alternating large swathes of the same flowers or plants across your lawn, things are going to look pretty great. You don’t even have to employ the exact same plants; if you want to change things a bit, make sure you are repeating something. People like repetition. It is just one of those things that stands out to the human eye, so take advantage of it. If you are concerned about the late season and planting new plants, worry not – the Parke Company has access to a lot of plants, including perennials, that will still grow.
Clean it Up
One of the easiest things one can do is to make sure everything looks neat. Do you have trees, or large patches of bushes? Trim them. Cut them to different sizes to give the eye new levels to look at. A well groomed bush is something everyone likes to see. This advice can be applied to the rest of your lawn too. Leaves are falling, so make sure you are raking the lawn on a regular basis, and either use them to make a healthy, nutrient-rich mulch to then apply to the grass, or bag them up and use a leaf removal service. The point is, putting in just a little bit of effort will make a world of difference.
If the idea of some yard work is enough to make your throat close up, then maybe you should think about using a service. The Parke Company is skilled in a lot of areas, including tree services, landscaping design, maintenance, and more. We are happy to help in any way we can, and everything will look amazing when we are done with it.