Landscaping is more than just mowing lawns, cleaning up fallen leaves and trimming tree branches. It’s a great opportunity to add character to any lawn or garden with unique trimming techniques and lawn and garden features.

If you’re unsure of where to start or how to create a unique design for your landscape, here are some tips to help you get started.

Artistic Landscaping Tips

Turn your garden into a butterfly sanctuary – You can easily turn your garden into a butterfly sanctuary by planting plants that draw butterflies such as butterfly weed, Brazilian verbena, aster and butterfly bush. Make sure to add butterfly host plants to nourish caterpillars so they can go through stages of metamorphosis to become a butterfly. Caterpillars flourish best with alfalfa, clover and fennel.

Create topiaries – Topiaries are a go-to staple for adding character to a lawn or garden. Pruning shrubs and trees into shapes of animals can be difficult, however, you can purchase topiaries that have already been cut into shapes, which only need minor trimming and upkeep.

Add whimsical garden planters – Accentuate your garden with unique planters or garden borders to delight and surprise viewers. Recycle old items that can hold soil and fill them with some flowers or plants to create a unique garden out of something unexpected. For example, fill an old fountain bowl with soil, add seeds or plants and water to go against expectations.

Create floral walkways – Use garden fences or awnings to intertwine and weave large, eye-catching vines and flowers through them to create a beautiful pathway through your yard or garden.

Create a rocky flower gardenMixing the harsh textures of rocks with the soothing greenery of flowers can create a compelling visual. A patchy garden of large stone slabs with moss-like vegetation and greenery creates an interesting visual focal point of mixed patterns and textures.

Create a Beautiful Landscape with River City Landscaping

Add some character and whimsy to your lawn or garden with River City Landscaping’s design services. We’re a residential landscape design and installation company that has been creating award-winning landscapes since 1988. We specialize in:

  • Patios and walkways
  • Water features
  • Fire pits
  • Outdoor dining

Our experts can plan and design your lawn or garden according to what features you desire and can construct them with our premier lawn equipment and expertise. Contact River City Landscaping today to schedule a landscaping design consultation.