5 Ways to Enhance Your Colorado Springs Landscape This Summer

Summer is a great time to begin a landscaping project. If you don’t have a plan for your property, these suggestions can help.

1. Wow Your Guests With a Fire Pit

With a fire pit, you can throw magical parties on pleasant summer nights. A roaring fire will always set the mood, and the flames will give everyone opportunities to roast gooey s’mores.

There are two types of fire pits for sale. A basic block fire pit is a solid choice for most homeowners. However, if you’re planning on moving into a new home in the future, you should opt for a portable unit instead. This type of pit is easier to relocate because it weighs about 30 pounds.

2. Host Wonderful Cookouts on a Deck

To build a deck, you’ll need to make a fairly large investment in time and money. Professional contractors and landscapers can help with the design and blueprints to ensure this addition functions well and fits into your existing yard.

If you already have a deck, your summer strategy should focus on maintenance. Before certain events, you may need to:

• Sand the deck
• Power wash the deck
• Re-stain the deck
• Repaint the deck

3. Enrich the Atmosphere With New Lighting

Great lighting can transform a bland landscape into a vibrant outdoor wonderland. To achieve this, you’ll need to set up certain types of lights in specific locations around your yard. For example, you can illuminate lush trees on your property with spotlights and use dazzling solar lights to brighten up your driveway. If you want to make your backyard more inviting, simply hang a set of colorful lights on various railings and trees.

4. Create Curb Appeal With New Plants

If you find any plants on your property that are struggling to grow, it makes better economic sense to replace any drooping shrubs that require extra attention.

When you’re shopping for new greenery, always pick appealing varieties that are native to your climate. This way, you’ll be able to maintain a beautiful landscape with lush herbage throughout the hot summer or a harsh winter. A full landscape design and installation company can offer recommendations and keep your yard looking great year-round.

5. Give Your Property a Professional Touch With a Brand-New Tree

If you have an empty spot on your property, consider planting a tree. Typically, an average tree will need about a quarter of an acre of space to grow.

Choose an oak or maple tree if you have ample room in your landscape as these varieties will grow to great heights when they are mature. A Japanese maple is a good option for a small plot of land because it will remain relatively modest in size.

If you don’t want to tackle every summer project on your own, turn to the team at Foothills Landscaping & Irrigation. We install fire pits, fireplaces, fences, sprinkler systems, and more.