Making Your Yard Pop

Use The Fall And Winter Months To Add Interest To Your 2020 Landscape

Are you the kind of person who gets up early in the morning to water the lawn and to take care of things like weeding and planting new flowers in your garden? Maybe evening comes and your right back outside, doing more gardening. If that's the case, you are more than likely a bit melancholy about winter coming and not being as actively involved in tending your home landscape.

Have you considered adding new things to your landscape so that it will be ready for spring of 2020? From buying sand and gravel for a hardscape to buying statuary and other garden decor, here are some ideas that might help you.

Find A Sand And Gravel Distributor - Before you get too far along on your hardscape project, find out if a nearby facility will be able to deliver the sand, gravel, and other things you'll need for your hardscape. 

If you aren't sure which type of gravel would be best for your hardscape, the agent at the sand and gravel store will have the experience to advise you. For example, he or she might tell you that pea gravel will be more likely to be your best choice. Besides being attractive, it is easy to walk on. In addition, it is affordable and easy to work with. Lave rocks and limestone chips are two other great options. However, you will more than likely find that they are more costly than the pea gravel.

The same distributor that will supply your sand and gravel will probably also carry things like bricks and flagstones that can be used to add interest to the design of your hardscape. In fact, the distributor might have photographs of past jobs that have been done using products from his or her distributorship. Speak with a sand and gravel distributor to learn more. 

Buy Other Decor For The Hardscape - Even though you probably won't be planting until early spring, that doesn't mean that you can't go ahead and purchase pots that will later hold the plants you select. Think of buying pots made of different materials. For example, selecting clay pots, pots made of mosaic tiles, and hand-painted pots would be a nice combination. Also, buy deep, rectangular planters that might be perfect for things like caladiums.

Think of buying something that will become the focal point of your hardscape. For example, a large sculpture or a multi-tiered water fountain would both be excellent focal points.