Getting landscaping rights can add a significant amount of interest to your lawn and boost the value of your home. But it is worth noting that you don’t have to break the bank to make a big impression.

Take a look at these expert tips from professionals on how to increase the texture, functionality and points of interest in your landscape.

Landscape For Year-Round Appeal

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Have you ever noticed that some houses look incredible in the summer, but then once winter comes around, they all of a sudden look bare? This is because the owners have focused only on summer-blooming plants and haven’t thought about how their house will look once the winter comes around. Top landscape designers recommend that people use evergreen plants and shrubs instead so that their home can retain kerb appeal all year round. Evergreen plants or remain colourful even when the rest of your plants have wilted and died.

Illuminate Your Walkways

When you have a beautiful landscape, you want to show it off. But the problem with most landscapes it’s that they can’t be seen after dark. Clever landscapers are now turning to outdoor lighting to show off points of interest in their landscapes at night.

One of the ways that you can use lights is by placing them along the path and walkways that you use to get to your front door. You can also add them to your driveway so that you can see where you are going when you arrive home from work late at night during the winter. If you have lots of straight lines in your garden points of illumination can be used to break them up, giving your landscaping more natural feel

Go Rustic

One of the problems that many modern landscapes encounter is the fact that they don’t always look particularly natural. Highly manicured lawns might look good in a catalogue, but they don’t have the same effect on the eye when they are seen in real life. Now professional landscapers are recommending that people stop going for modern, minimalist approaches and start to incorporate features that give their gardens a more rustic look. There are all sorts of ways to do this, from using split rail fencing to including more classical shrubs outside your front door. You can even use old timber from a builders yard to give the appearance that your landscaping has been around for a long time.

Make A Natural Fountain

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Patios can often look quite lonely unless they are coupled with a water feature. But for a water feature to be successful it needs to be in keeping with its surroundings. One way to do this is to use natural stone. Stone from the local area is likely to reflect the plants and building designs in your local community. Professionals recommend that people avoid using too many materials, as that may backfire. Use no more than three elements in one particular area, otherwise, the whole scene can look too busy. Stick with simple designs, and you can’t go wrong.