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5 Summer Landscaping Ideas for 2017 June 19, 2017

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5 Summer Landscaping Ideas for 2017, Winona, Minnesota

Landscaping is incredibly rewarding work, and the result is an outdoor space that will improve your quality of life—and potentially even increase your home’s value. Summer is a popular time to get started for many people. If you, too, want to landscape this summer but are short on inspiration, Greg’s Job Squad in Winona, MN, would love to share some of their favorite ideas with you.

5 Landscaping Ideas for Summer 2017

1. Retaining Walls

landscapingSloped properties can make garden growing a challenge, as the soil is more prone to erosion. This problem can easily be solved with a retaining wall. Walls can be built from a variety of materials, including bricks or natural stone, which will strengthen your garden beds and look great next to your front porch or steps.

2. Ponds & Water Features

For a timeless landscaping pleasure, consider putting a koi pond or waterfall in your backyard. Just being near water promotes relaxation, and admiring a shimmering pond is a wonderful way to entertain guests. Water features are also one of Greg’s Job Squad’s specialties.

3. Natural Landscaping

Drawing inspiration from local ecosystems, many homeowners have chosen to completely revamp their properties to feature a balance of native plants, shrubs, and grasses. One of the benefits of natural landscaping is the reduced maintenance: When planned correctly, a landscape with all local plants will almost take care of itself, with no mowing required. It’s a rewarding option if you’re open to something other than the traditional lawn.

4. Edible Gardening

If you’re interested in permaculture and sustainable living, you might enjoy growing an edible garden, which has greatly increased in popularity among millennials, according to the National Gardening Association. If you’re new to gardening, you can start with perennial herbs, then work your way up to vegetables, fruits, and even edible flowers.

5. Shrub Landscaping

Not every yard is big enough to accommodate towering trees. When space is limited, dwarf shrubs bring plenty of interest to a yard, without the hassle of seasonal maintenance.

Excited to get started on a new landscaping project? Let Greg’s Job Squad do the hard work for you! Skilled at lawn care, stone work, patio construction, and more, they’re the most qualified team in the Winona, MN, area. Call (507) 459-4916 to request a quote, or visit their website for more information.

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