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Dress up a Drab YardWant to turn your drab yard into your own personal oasis? Well, there are 3 ways to do so. First, decide what it is you want to achieve, how much you want to spend and what you can do yourself.

Rock Walls

Rock walls can draw the eye to a section of the yard or hide what’s behind it. They can be used as dividers or to define individual gardens. A nice rock wall can dress up a drab foundation or make a an eye-catching retaining wall.

Trees, Shrubs & Bushes

Planting trees, shrubs and bushes in the right locations can turn a drab yard into a welcoming one. Always choose plantings based on your USDA zone and what you want to achieve. Do you want a stunning display of blossoms in the spring, shade in the summer or fruit and berries in the fall? Choose accordingly, keeping in mind maintenance and the size of the tree, shrub or bush when fully grown.

Pots and Planters

Spice up the yard with different sized pots and planters. Choose from an array of colors, textures and sizes. Place them along walkways, stairs and in the garden. Fill with nutritious potting soil made for containers and plant annuals and edibles.

Before endeavoring to dress up your drab yard, think ahead about how much time and money you have to spend. For large jobs, call in a local general contractor or landscaping company. They’ll be able to construct a rock wall or two and have the right equipment to plant larger trees and shrubs.

Which ways do your dress up your yard?

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