Employ Four Money-Saving Tips to Create an Awesome Backyard
If finances are tight, then there are still several ways that you can attempt an outstanding-looking Las Vegas backyard landscaping project. Knowing these tricks will help you make the most of every landscaping dollar that you can squeeze from your budget.
Use Rocks or Ground Cover
If you have an area where the grass is not growing, then consider using rocks to create a xeriscape garden. When you choose native stones, it is much cheaper than laying new turf, and you save money on your watering bill too., Alternatively, using native ground cover like creeping Jenny is also a cheaper alternative than laying sod. In this case, you not only get to enjoy saving money, but you can also enjoy a plant that is easy to maintain.
Create a Focal Point
Spend available money on a focal point as it will make the landscaping look more organized. You may choose water features, a tree, architectural plants or many other objects to be the focal point. Do not overlook the possibility of using recycled materials or something you have created by painting an old object to give it new life. Focal points usually look best when one-third of the landscaping is placed in front or behind it. If you have a circular garden, then place it at the back of the circle.
Using plants that come back for many years are a great way to save money. In addition to saving money over subsequent years, these flowers are often easy to separate once they are established allowing you to get two or three plants for the price of one. Some perennials that do well in the dry Las Vegas climate include the chocolate flower, tufted evening rose and the desert marigold. Perennials are a favorite of many landscape experts because they can usually take a beating and come back to look beautiful.
Buy Smaller Shrubs and Trees
Nurseries usually charge more for bigger shrubs and tree, so instead of paying extra let them grow on your property. For example, a three-foot crape myrtle may cost only $6 while a 20-foot crape myrtle may cost $50. These trees may grow up to 24 inches in a year, so waiting less than 2 years means you saved $36. The savings are even bigger on some other species of shrubs and trees.