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Your home is your little kingdom and should invest time and some resources making it look the best. Beautifying your yard isn’t too complicated if you know what you are supposed to do and have the gardening leave – lawn tools. In a nutshell, a suitable landscaping design is about the available budget, design preference, local climate and skills among others. Regardless, here are some tips that will prove helpful as a beginner.

Start with the Drought Resistant Plants and Evergreens

Landscaping beginners may start with high spirits during spring and plant all the beautiful annuals they saw somewhere only for their hopes to be dashed when everything succumbs to the summer heat. Apparently, their mistake is failing to take the different seasons into account in their landscaping plan.

You can start with drought-resistant plants as they will quickly take the different weather patterns and then you can move from there.

The deciduous varieties provide the necessary color and foliage for all seasons. And what’s more, the evergreens aren’t too hard to maintain.

Take into Account the 4 Seasons 

Spring is the most natural season to landscape, and there are countless flowers you can plant. However, a good idea is the early blooming shrubs such as the forsythia that blooms early spring. You can also incorporate late spring bloomers such as lilacs to add some color to your yard.

The Rose of Sharon that thrives during spring provides a fantastic color during the summer. This shrub easily endures to the second half summer and is a sight to behold.

If you are among those that feel fall is excessively short-lived, then you should consider plants that bridge the gap such as the Sumacs. Maple trees and rose of Sharon will complement the sumacs pretty well.

Winter shouldn’t turn your backyard into a plant graveyard. Consider winter resilient plants like the evergreens. The Red osier dogwood is one plant that towers above the snow providing a memorable scene for your visitors.

Go the Low Maintenance Way

The joy of landscaping can easily dissipate if it proves too much work. Nobody would fancy spending more than the weekend trying to maintain the flowers and the shrubs. Unless you have all the time to spend on landscaping, always design for low maintenance.

For flowers and other shrubs, go for the well-known natives and don’t try experimenting with a specific exotic variety you saw online – unless you are intentionally setting up yourself for failure.