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5 Landscaping Resolutions for 2019

Dec 29, 2018Landscape Enhancements

5 Landscaping Resolutions for 2019

Many of us make resolutions for the new year…. But what about landscaping resolutions?

The truth is most New Year’s resolutions revolve around enhancing our bodies and lifestyles (i.e: losing weight, traveling more, etc). However, few people stop to think about how their lives would be enhanced by improving their landscapes.

Think about it. Every time you pull into the driveway, you view your landscape (and have a reaction – good or bad – about what it looks like). Every time you want to throw a party or host a cookout, you survey your landscape and realize that you have a functional and aesthetically pleasing outdoor space (or not) for hosting all your guests. Furthermore, every time you consider selling your house (or even when you compare your landscape to your neighbors’) you notice how much work (or what little work) has gone into what it is today.

If this article is already starting to make you feel a bit guilty about your own living space, never fear. It’s not too late to kick off your 2019 Landscaping Resolutions and transform your landscape into a beautiful, functional space you can be proud of.

Here are a few ideas to help you get started…

5 Landscaping Resolutions for 2019

Begin Composting

This easy, DIY project allows you to use natural food scraps from your kitchen and transform them into nutrient-rich soil to feed your plants. Your garden will love the boost of vitamins and minerals, and your plants will begin thriving in no time.

Create A Functional Space

Many times a home or building’s landscape becomes unkempt, unused and unnoticed. As such, many people don’t realize that the functional space they need for hosting is right in front of them! Consider adding things like outdoor kitchens, paver patios, fire pits, water features, and stone pathways. These will help create the “staycation” ambiance you and your guests will love (and you’ll enjoy it so much you’ll never want to leave!).

Add a Retaining Wall

Although they may not sound glamorous, retaining walls serve a wide variety of purposes. For instance, they add dimension to your landscape, prevent erosion, and can even improve the value of your property. Whether your landscape has a sloped grade or you struggle with drainage problems, a retaining wall keeps everything in place (and, if chosen properly, can be aesthetically pleasing in the process).

Conserve Water

We could all use some help decreasing our water bill (and saving the planet in the process). That’s why focusing on little things can make a huge difference for your landscape. Consider installing an irrigation system, including hardscapes in your landscape design, and planting drought-tolerant plants native to the area. These steps can make an enormous impact on your water conservation goals.

Save Time (And Stress) On Big Projects

Most of us want a beautiful landscape we can enjoy and show off to the neighbors. However, we’re all very aware of the time and stress it can take to make this a reality – and how often we have to sacrifice time and memories with loved ones as a result of this work. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be this way. By hiring our expert landscaping team at Mountain View Landscapes, you can bask in your picture-perfect landscape – without sacrificing wasted time, energy or things you enjoy. Plus, since our team of seasoned professionals have the ability to install irrigation systems, build retaining walls, lay stone pathways, build patios, perform lawn installation and more (all while providing year-round maintenance) you can enjoy your beautiful landscape throughout every season – all without lifting a finger!

Having a beautiful landscape shouldn’t have to be hard or stressful. And with Mountain View Landscapes on the job, it doesn’t have to be! Contact us to begin completing your Landscaping Resolutions today!


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