February 2, 2018

Green New England Landscaping Ideas

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Spring is coming, and it’s time for some green New England landscaping Ideas. I know, I know, you’re still freezing. But sooner than you realize the snow and ice will have melt and Spring will be staring us in the face. Let’s look at some new ideas for the new year. If you’re not experienced with landscape design, no need to worry. Working with a certified and insured Massachusetts landscape company guarantees success for your yard this year.  

 

Minimizing Lawn Area

 

Beautiful meadow-like lawns are a staple in New England. We love lawns ourselves, but sometimes they just don’t work for everyone. An alternative to maximizing curb appeal and esthetics is incorporating different combinations and plant varieties in your space. Moss gardens with large planting beds accompanied by native trees and shrubs are appealing alternatives.  The benefits are less labor and often times even lower cost to maintain. Some would even argue set up like these are more visually appealing because of the variety of plants involved.  

 

Focus on Plants

 

Here at Stefanos Landscaping, we’ve noticed that in past years homeowners have chosen to center their landscapes around hardscapes rather than plantings. However, in recent years there’s been an emerging interest in eco-centric landscaping and the use of native and edible plants.

 

The Xeriscaping Movement

 

As more people become conscious of the water costs generated by lawn care we’re seeing people move to something called xeriscaping. The term xeriscaping is defined as “quality landscaping that conserves water and protects the environment.” It involves using materials that are native to the region and climate. The plants used are native or adaptable and generally reduce maintenance, fertilization, and irrigation demands. Over the long-term, it’s a great approach to landscape design. Another added bonus is the use of native plants and trees attract local birds, butterflies, and other wildlife.  

 

There are always new and fresh approaches you can take when it comes to landscaping in New England. A qualified and experienced commercial landscaping company can get you started on the right foot. Give us a call today, and we’d be happy to discuss any ideas you may be considering. 978-352-8834