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4 Best Things You Can do to Update Your Landscaping in North Texas

Jack Moore
May 3, 2023 9:30:14 AM

If you are thinking about updating landscaping around your North Texas property, you might be wondering what ways you can have the most impact. What is going to give the wow factor and increase the value of your home?

While you should always focus on projects that meet your specific needs, we do have some ideas about how to update landscaping in a way that could be highly beneficial.

#1: Add “Wow Factor” with Colorful Plants and Flowers

One great way to give a fresh update to landscaping is to add new plant life. But nothing quite adds the wow factor like color. This is a great way to make your property really “pop.”

flowers and palm tree in landscape bed

Whether you have existing shrubs that need to be removed or you are starting completely fresh with an area that didn’t have previous plantings, new landscaping always makes a world of difference. 

People tend to automatically think of annuals when they think of color and that’s certainly one choice. But you also want to have a nice mix of perennials and other shrubs that will add color and variety to your landscape while also giving you longevity. Although they come in spectacular colors, annuals don't last forever, so make sure your landscape design has plenty of variety.

plantings with mulch

You can also finish off any new plant installations with a nice coat of mulch. That’s always a great (and inexpensive) way to update landscaping. Even if you don’t add new flowers, a fresh coat of mulch is going to make things look new.

While some people assume that they can just perform mulching on their own, it’s easy to see the difference between a plant bed that was professionally mulched and one that was not. Having your plant beds mulched by a professional will help ensure that the mulch is installed properly. Mulching is also a labor-intensive job that a lot of homeowners don’t want to deal with. By having your mulch installed by a professional, you won’t have to deal with any of the hassles.

#2: Incorporate Decorative Stone for Low Maintenance Appeal

While we absolutely LOVE plants, if you are looking for ways to update landscaping in a low-maintenance fashion, then decorative stone is a great choice. Whether it’s a large rock enhancement or stone in place of mulch in plant beds, these elements can add appeal without adding maintenance. 

Some homeowners are even creating “rock gardens” instead of plant beds with flowers because they want to fill space without having a lot of plants that need watering and other care and upkeep. 

stones and boulders with native grasses

Big boulders can also make a decorative focal point in an area that needs “something” but you don’t want any more plants to care for. Rocks can also be stacked in a way that they create a sculpture-like addition. Or, we can use rocks spilling out of an urn to create an interesting look that won’t need to be taken care of. 

These are just a few updates to landscaping ideas that could work with rocks.

We often work with homeowners who have a lot of their own ideas and we love to hear them. We love combining homeowners’ ideas with our experience and expertise to create unique property designs that enhance both curb appeal and enjoyment.

#3: Install Landscape Lighting for Aesthetic Appeal AND Functionality

If you don’t already have landscape lighting (or perhaps your landscape lighting is outdated or lackluster), then updating landscaping might also include a new lighting design.

Landscape lighting is valuable because it not only makes your property look better but it also makes it more functional, too. There are also a lot of really great landscape lighting trends that weren’t available as recently as 5 to 10 years ago. 

landscape lighting on trees

Today, options like color-changing landscape lights, smart device control, and new lighting materials and techniques have really taken the category tremendously far. Today’s landscape lighting is better quality and longer-lasting than anything previously available. For that reason, a lot of homeowners are updating their lighting if they have older, outdated systems. 

With today’s LED technology, you can actually save money in the long run by significantly decreasing your energy bill.

#4: Add Water Features for a Personal Oasis

Another idea that we love is the addition of a decorative water feature. Decorative water features not only add aesthetic appeal but provide a sense of relaxation with the blissful sound of running water. This can transform your yard into your own personal oasis while also drowning out unwanted background noises. 

The article linked above has plenty of ideas if you’re looking for the right water feature for your yard. These include options like an overflowing urn, a spilling bowl, a stone-stacked fountain, or even a pondless waterfall.

pondless waterfall feature with plantings and stone

Pondless waterfalls create the look of a waterfall without having a big pool of water (and all the care that would come along with a pond). With a pondless waterfall, the water is continuously drawn back into the feature and reused (in an endless cycle).

This creates a beautiful look without maintenance.

Working with Professional Landscaping Services in North Texas

These are just some ideas of ways that you can update landscaping at your North Texas home. We think these 4 ideas are ways to get a tremendous amount of value for your investment. 

But as we said from the beginning, any updates that you make to your property should ultimately meet your specific needs. 

The best landscaping is landscaping that not only looks fantastic but also fulfills the wants and needs of the homeowner. You might very likely have some of your own ideas in mind, too.

homeowner and account manager inspect property

Making sure that those ideas are executed as you wish really does boil down to making a wise choice in landscaping services in North Texas.

In general, landscaping can be a lot more involved than people tend to realize, and a project that you might think you can knock out on a weekend could actually become a tiresome endeavor that really drags on. Plus, we know you probably have better things to be doing on the weekend than running back and forth from the hardware store to try and tackle a landscaping project.

landscape crew planting flowers in mulched landscape bed

For that reason, these types of projects are often best left in the hands of a pro.

When you go this route, not only do you ensure that you’ll end up with professional-looking results, but you remove the burden from your shoulders. That means you free up your time to spend it as you wish.

Working with Grassperson to Update Your Landscaping

At Grassperson, we understand that you are looking to make things as streamlined and easy as possible. That’s one of the reasons why we love tackling enhancement projects (like the ones mentioned here) for our clients. 

These “makeover” type of projects can ultimately make a big difference in boosting curb appeal and wow factor…and they’re a lot of fun for everyone.

If you are considering updating landscaping at your North Texas home, we are here to help.

Whether you already have a bunch of ideas or you are looking for our expertise, we’re ready to be your guide.

Ready to have a truly impressive Northern Texas yard? Get in touch with us so we can talk about some enhancements that might work best for your unique property.

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