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Benefits of Landscaping with Native Plants

The Beauty and Benefits of Landscaping with Native Plants By Harley Grandone Source Landscaping with native plants not only adds local beauty to your yard but also brings along a bouquet of benefits. These hardy, local flora have naturally adapted to the area’s climate and soil, making them an eco-friendly, sustainable, and low-maintenance choice for landscaping. The Beauty of Native Plants Plants naturally found in a specific area (indigenous) have a regional beauty that blends seamlessly with their surroundings, making them visually attractive. From vibrant wildflowers that add splashes of color to towering trees with their majestic canopies, native plants offer a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors that can make your landscaping pop! Plus, they provide seasonal interest, offering a dynamic array of blossoms, berries, and foliage throughout the year. The Benefits of Native Plants So, why would a…

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Landscaping Fads for 2023

We scoured the internet looking for landscaping trends for 2023 and here’s what we found: Surrounding yourself with beauty indoors and out is not frivolous; rather, it’s a worthwhile endeavor that can improve your mood and outlook on life in general. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that homeowners are striving to give their outdoor spaces, porches and homes an aesthetic that makes them happy — ultimately creating a respite from everything else going on in the world. The trends we identify below are simple ways to get you into your yard whether that’s to garden or relax while enjoying the fruits of your labor! Swapping Lawns for Meadows: Homeowners are tearing out their lawns and swapping them for drought-tolerant and pollinator-friendly plants. The appreciation for lawn alternatives continues to grow, with meadow gardens becoming more and more popular….

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Landscaping Trends for 2022

We scoured the internet looking for landscaping fads for 2022 and here’s the verdict: with some folks still working remotely and others looking to unwind after their commute home, we still see homeowners yearning for the perfect outdoor space. Our landscape designers realize that New Orleans homeowners want to transform their outdoor living space into distinctive, enjoyable retreats that express their personalities while giving them a place to enjoy the sun and recoup from our hectic world. The trends we identify below are simple ways to get you into your yard, while creating a calm place to relax and entertain. Courtyards: Concrete patios are being replaced with pavers and blue flagstone with a clean and repetitive design. Landscape designs are being stepped up with raised beds, benches, and stairways this year. Consider adding a bi-level patio to your space allowing…

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