Low Maintenance Landscape Design in Boise

Some people love to spend all day working in the yard. For the rest of us, it's a bit of a chore. Time is also a factor. After working on the job all week, we enjoy just having a little time off to relax. A low maintenance landscape is perfect for our lifestyle.

Low maintenance landscape design in Boise, Idaho

Low Maintenance Landscape - How to Start

The best place to start with any low maintenance landscape project is to have a detailed plan (before the work begins). With three decades of experience in the landscaping industry, Premier Tree & Landscape LLC will help you draw up a detailed yard design customized to fit your needs. If you live in Boise, Idaho or any of the surrounding areas,  contact us to design a plan designed for your unique lifestyle.

Keeping It Watered

An underground sprinkler system takes all the hassle out of keeping the lawn watered. A standard water hose and portable sprinkler will get the job done, but it still has to be moved around.

Cutting the Grass

All grass will need some maintenance. However, some varieties grow less than others. One of the shortest growing grasses is Dwarf Fescue. An alternative to grass for a low maintenance landscape is ground cover.

Ground Cover Options

A popular ground cover for a lawn is "Dutch" or "New Zealand" white clover. This type of clover is durable enough for heavy foot traffic and doesn't require much maintenance. Weekly watering is just about all it needs. White clover also produces nitrogen to fertilize the lawn. Creeping Thyme is another excellent ground cover. It only grows about 4 inches tall and is also a durable ground cover for walking on.

Some other ground cover options are as follows:

  • Honeysuckle (mostly grown on a trellis, honeysuckle also makes an excellent ground cover)
  • Creeping Phlox
  • Brass Buttons

Adding Trees to the Landscape

Trees can be labor-intensive when leaves fall in the winter, and many grow so large that pruning can be complicated. However, if you want a tree or two in the yard, some are manageable and not overly messy.

Some trees to consider are the following:

  • Dwarf Spruce
  • Fruitless Pear
  • Crape Myrtle
  • Redbud
  • "Little Volunteer" Tulip Tree

It is always best to create a barrier around the base of trees to protect the trunk from being damaged by lawn equipment. A perimeter of about 2 feet with stones and filled with mulch is also quite attractive.

There are many options for a low maintenance landscape. Rock gardens are another possibility. To find out about the different landscaping options available in the Boise, Idaho area, contact us today at Premier Tree & Landscape LLC.

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