Landscaping has always been considered as a great value added addition to any home, not only from an economic point of view, but also from a psychological angle. Most residents who have lawns will agree that a good lawn is a great stress buster. Contrary to popular opinion, landscaping is not that expensive, especially if you choose to use the local fauna to create a good lawn. Using exotic species are not only expensive to start with but also are quite expensive to maintain, as these species might not always adjust to the local weather conditions and might even wither away, which can result in huge losses.
Native plants found in the vicinity of your house are the best options, but ensure that these are not the wild variety of plants and can easily be maintained, even by an amateur gardener. The soil should be able to support such types of plants and even the fertilizer requirements of these plants are not very high, as they tend to grow easily. Another important aspect that you need to take into consideration is the weather conditions that are locally present. Good landscape can not only cut down summer heat but also plays an important role in holding the winter heat and thereby ensuring that the house is not too cold during winters. This reduces your electricity bills on heating as well as air-conditioning, during summers. Native plants are also known to have very less requirement of fertilizers, pesticides or maintenance; thereby making these very cost effective.
Local environment also means the neighborhood. If homes are situated very close to each other, it is advisable that you grow small bushes instead of plants that grow too long and wide. This is because; socially you are responsible to ensure that your landscape does not bother anyone else, and it is your responsibility to make sure that you do not create any inconvenience for your neighbors. This is because some people are known to have allergic reactions to certain types of native plants and you certainly do not want to be the reason behind any of such allergic attacks.
Every environment has its own distinct flavor and hence landscaping, keeping in mind the local environment, protects and enriches the locality. Nature has its own logic for having grown certain types of foliage in a certain locations as it is best suited for these areas, and thus, it will be foolish to try to turn the natural law. Keeping in mind the nature and its requirements while creating a landscaped environment is the best service that you can do to Mother Nature.
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