Homeowners often find that landscaping embodies both the ephemeral and the everlasting — a blossoming tulip may only last for a short period, but the shade and decorative foliage of a red maple can be cultivated and enjoyed for decades. While many homeowners have their landscape designs set in stone as we head into autumn, others are looking for inspiration and new ideas. Homeowners throughout Maryland are following these four landscaping trends this year, and now is the time to get started on your latest project. Whether you’re performing a major overhaul or you’re simply looking for small changes to spice up your landscape, these tips (and materials from Lehnhoff’s Supply) can help!
Homeowners are Falling in Love with Cool-Season Veggies and Unexpected Ornamentals
Pots of mums are at every turn this time of year, but many homeowners are exploring some of the more unusual plant possibilities. Planting cool-season vegetables is a practical and creative way to add much-needed texture and color to your garden, and the bright hues and bold foliage of kale, chard, and ornamental cabbage can make your yard stand out.
Add Some Interest to Borders, Patios, and Tree Lines
As the seasons change, you may want to pay some attention to the transitional spaces in your garden. Some homeowners prefer firm borders surrounding their flower beds, vegetable gardens, and other landscape features. Stone retaining walls, edging, and other natural stone hardscape features can create clear divisions between various parts of your yard. Still, other homeowners prefer more irregular borders. Sprawling trees and shrubs can create more organic lines on your property’s edge. Adding container plants to your porch or natural stone patio brings a bit of nature to otherwise empty spaces.
Homeowners Should Dive Into a Pet Project This Season
What have you always wanted to try? Some homeowners are itching to make their own compost, while others are interested in building walkways or retaining walls from scratch. No matter what pet project you’ve got in mind, Lehnhoff’s Supply has the materials you need to make it happen!
Tackling Seasonal Maintenance Concerns is Always in Style
While a major landscaping project may not be on your schedule this fall, staying on top of seasonal maintenance is a surefire way to keep your garden looking great. Evaluate your property’s weak spots this season; you may need to add new mulch, overseed your lawn, or refresh your gravel driveway.
Questions? Lehnhoff’s Supply is Here to Help
If you still have more questions about how to best prepare your landscape or garden for summer and fall, the trained professionals at Lehnhoff’s Supply are here to help you.
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