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Simple Fraser Valley Landscaping Tips

Categories: Landscaping, Landscaping Tips | September 11, 2017

Making a few simple changes to your front yard or backyard landscaping can make a huge impact on its overall appearance. Whether you are looking to boost colour, create a focal point, clean up your yard’s lines, or build a wall, fence, or other barrier, the professional landscaping team from Vandenberg’s Landscape Design can help. Here are some simple Fraser Valley landscaping tips that can help you transform your landscaping in no time.

Use Vibrant Colours

One of the easiest ways to add vibrant colour to your backyard landscape design or to add curb appeal to your front yard landscaping is to invest in annuals twice per year. Certain flowers, such as begonias and pansies, are fairly inexpensive and can help give your yard an instant facelift with minimal effort. Try creating a flower bed right next to the front of your home or beside a front path or patio, and planting the flowers close together to create a maximum colour effect. Make sure that you pay attention to which flowers should be planted at certain times of the years. Some annuals, such as pansies, are perfect for creating a vibrant garden in the fall and winter months, while other annuals, such as begonias, are more ideal for planting in spring to summer.

Create Clean Lines

If your yard is already colourful but contains a lot of overgrown or neglected plants and shrubs, a little yard and lawn maintenance, such as trimming back plants, can help add clean lines to your landscaping. Maintaining clean lines in your landscaping is a simple way to up your home’s curb appeal. When trimming back your plants, you should be careful to cut smoothly across planar lines, and you should clean up border areas between beds and around trees or hardscapes (arbours, mailboxes, pergolas, etc.). Another way to create clean lines in your garden is to install plastic edging or rows of landscaping blocks.

Add Decorative Features

Adding decorative features to your landscaping is a great way to give your home and garden a quick facelift. Some simple decorative features or quick changes you can make to your home and landscaping include:

  • Painting your front door a new colour
  • Installing an arbour in the yard
  • Install a new mailbox
  • Adding a decorative vine to a fence, archway, or porch rail
  • Place oversized potted plants on front porches, wide front steps, or walkways

If you would like to learn more simple Fraser Valley landscaping tips, or if you are interested in one of our landscaping services, please contact Vandenberg’s Landscape Design at 604-866-3023 or by filling out a contact form on our website.


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