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Easy ways to refresh your landscape

Refresh your landscape with new plants

When done well, landscaping is an investment in your future. But there are plenty of reasons why you might look at your yard and start dreaming of a refresh. Perhaps it’s become overgrown or unkempt; maybe you moved into a new home and want to make the landscape truly your own; or maybe your style has changed, but your garden never changed with it. Whatever the reason, we’re going to share with you four easy ways to update your existing outdoor space.

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Pick new plants

Many plants only get better with age—but some can become unwieldy or unsightly after too many years in the same spot, and even the best plant might eventually outgrow its space. In these cases, updating your landscape might be as simple as swapping out some plants! New plant selections can instantly change the look and feel of your outdoor space, bringing excitement and a fresh feeling into it. The plants you remove can be replanted in a different part of your yard, adding new interest to a new area, or they can be gifted to friends and family who are in the process of growing their own gardens. If you’re looking for a more “instant” upgrade, experimenting with annuals will give you lots of options to explore without the long-term commitment.

Update existing hardscapes

Over time, some hardscape features can become worn out and run down. Certain materials deteriorate more quickly than others, leading to damage that is, at best, an eyesore and, at worst, a hazard. If you have features like a patio or fire pit that were constructed years ago and are showing significant signs of wear, replacing those old materials with something new is an easy way to update your landscape. As you consider your options, be sure to keep longevity in mind. At Drost, we predominantly use natural stones in our designs because they tend to last longer than composite materials.

Add artistic elements

A great way to bring some new interest to an outdoor space is to incorporate artistic elements. Bird baths, statues, and structures are just the beginning when it comes to landscape art. Even natural materials, when used in unexpected ways, can add an artistic flair to your yard. Landscape art is a great way to let your imagination run wild and show your own personal style, making your landscape uniquely your own.

Incorporate landscape lighting

If you want to extend the time you spend in your space, landscape lighting can instantly elevate your outdoor experience. Outdoor lighting not only increases safety, but it can also add new visual interest to the nighttime landscape. There are many ways to use landscape lighting to highlight specific elements, add drama, or create ambiance.

Updating your landscape might seem like an overwhelming project, but it can easily happen in phases, and it doesn’t have to be big! Even small changes, like switching out some plants, can drastically impact the look and feel of your outdoor space.

Is it time to refresh your landscape?

Whether you’re looking for inspiration to guide you or need expert help in bringing your new ideas to life, our team is ready to help! Contact us today to get started.