Many people long for a low maintenance front yard. You can create such a luxury as a do-it-yourself project or hire a professional landscaper to do it for you. Whichever you choose, you can have the front yard of your dreams that will minimize the work required to keep it looking great throughout the year. While you may be able to remember what your goal is if you are doing the work, it will be necessary to transfer this important information about wanting it to be low maintenance to any professional you hire to landscape your front yard. Otherwise, you may end up with one that takes a lot of work to keep up.
You can cut out a lot of work in your front yard by reducing the amount of grass in your landscaping plan. It takes a lot of energy and time to keep the grass well manicured all the time. Eliminating much of the grass from the lawn will free up time that can be spent on other things. The landscaping expert you hire should have some great ideas to help you choose an alternative method of keeping your yard looking good without all the work.
One alternative is to use clover as the covering for your front lawn. It requires little mowing time but still looks good even in areas where drought conditions can exist. You’ll save lots of time and money and enjoy your yard more. Another reason it is good for landscaping is that bugs don’t like clover and will avoid it. You can have your yard to yourself and your family again.
It can be a big hassle having to water your lawn every week. This is the reason many people choose to add automatic irrigation systems to their front landscaping design. It doesn’t take much time or energy at all to water your landscaping with that. All you need to do is set it and forget it unless something goes wrong. A well-watered lawn stays healthy and looking good even when the weather gets hot.
Never again will you spend time dragging a hose across the lawn to hook up a sprinkler to an outdoor faucet. You won’t even need to turn the system on because it comes on automatically. I recommend having a professional install this for you, but you could do it yourself if you have some experience in this area. Just be aware that if you cause a leak you might have to deal with a flood or rotting wood which will not be good for your front yard landscaping by any means.