Adding color to your landscape can give it a look and feel that captures attention and gains appreciation.
WACO, Texas (PRWEB) March 03, 2015
Property owners are always looking for ways to improve the appearance of the inside of a home or business. They often forget a first impression actually begins outside before people even walk inside. Studies have shown that a well-maintained, colorful landscape creates a powerful first impression.
Adding color to a landscape can give it a look and feel that captures attention and gains appreciation. The Grounds Guys offers these steps on how to plan a fun, colorful spring flowerbed display at a residence or business:
- Decide on the type of flowerbed wanted – to add structure, to highlight trees and shrubs, to emphasize a building feature, fence, driveway, or sidewalk, or to fill a large space.
- Select seeds, bulbs or live plants for the garden. Choose a variety of perennials, annuals and bulbs that bloom at various times during the spring, summer and fall.
- Choose the edge shape for the flowerbeds. Test different shapes by laying a water hose or rope in different shapes until a favorite shape is found.
- Use a color wheel, like the one from Cornell University, to plan flowerbed palettes. Decide if colors will be adjacent, complementary, or monochromatic. Adjacent colors are similar to each other on the color wheel, like red and orange or blue and violet. Complementary colors are opposites on the color wheel, like orange and blue or yellow and violet. Monochromatic colors are all shades and tones of the same color, like all pinks, whites, reds, blues, or violets. Click here to go to color wheel.
- Use white and green effectively. White offers a cooling effect as the temperatures rise and offers a perceived “glow” at night. Green is a restful color and a low-key transition from one flowerbed to the other.
- Select plants that are specific to a region, climate and soil. Check with the local nursery or The Grounds Guys experts to find out the best plants to fit a landscape.
- Determine if the lawn needs plants that work well in shade, partial sun, or full sun areas. Read plant tags to know how much water and fertilizer is needed to maintain the colors.
- Consider the amount of wind on the property. If the lawn is windy area, choose low-growing varieties to keep the garden looking its best.
- Mix plant shapes and textures. A flowerbed that has a variety of shapes offers more interest than one with the same look everywhere. Textures can also add interest.
- Vary plant heights. Choose small, medium, and large plants to add movement and depth to flowerbeds.
- Add garden decorations, such as birdbaths, water features, statues, a trellis, or decorative rocks to draw attention to the landscape. Remember not to overdo it with too many decorations that can become distracting.
- Add an unexpected element to the design, like a patch of bright orange or red flowers, a lavender garden, or a butterfly garden.
With The Grounds Guys’ color program, property owners can add color and interest to their landscape and an appealing appearance to the property. The Grounds Guys can install new flowerbeds or maintain current beds, including weed removal, insect control, disease control, and fertilization designed around lawn care needs.
For more information, give their team of experts a call at 1-888-992-4251 or visit GroundsGuys.com.