A well-kept yard adds a lot of curb appeal to your Albuquerque house, but it’s not easy to have a picture-perfect grass and garden. If your Albuquerque yard could use some TLC, check out these innovative landscaping ideas that will save you time, effort, and money!
Kill Weeds with Boiling Water
To find a natural and comfortable way to kill weeds, you just need a few basic kitchen items. Boil a pot of water and dispose of the water on any irritating plants — hot tap water will kill itself instantly. This strategy works best for weeds from cracks or porch members or the driveway, as hot water can damage neighboring plants, but it will not harm the surrounding hardscape.
Use Fake Turf to Stop Dogs
Because pets use grass as a play area and a bathroom, dog owners often keep the weed grass with clear brown spots. But you can have beautiful grass and keep your best friend happy too if you substitute artificial grass that looks green instead of real things. The turf will prevent dogs from digging, hide their bathroom, and prevent them from tracking mud in the house. As a bonus, homeowners with artificial grass do not need to mow the lawn!
Plant Above the Septic Tank
Septic tanks are not pretty and in a garden they are downright ugly. Instead of ignoring the need to clean the faeces, try to cover it with a layer of mulch and beautiful flowers. Homeowners can easily sweep the mulch on the way to the tank, and no one will ever know what is lying on the ground.
Use Bulbs to Create an Annual Color
Most flowering plants have short flowering periods, while some perennials are surprisingly short-lived, so if you want a consistent color in your garden, you need to plant evergreen plants or change them regularly. For a little extra care, plant a mixture of flower buds, such as snowflakes and lilies, that bloom at different times. If you rely on bulbs, you will need to plant only once a year, and your garden will look beautiful from spring to autumn.
Prevent Flooding with a Rain Garden
Unsafe rainwater, such as roads, sidewalks, and roofs, can cause water to collect and condense, leading to flooding. You can capture the flow of water and reclaim it by creating a rain garden, a dense area in your yard planted with a mixture of perennials and indigenous plants. Rainwater will flow into the garden, where it will grow plants and take it out of the ground.
Fill Your Flower Bed with Pots
To color your garden all year round, buy pots and fill them with flowers with different flowering moments. Place pots of flowering plants in front of and in the center of your garden. As the season progresses, move the pots around to make full use of the flowers, and swap pots as needed.
Near the Garden with a Pine Board
Giving your garden a well-defined edge keeps things neat and quickly increases border attractiveness, but stone borders are expensive, and flexible plastic layouts may be undesirable. Wooden border is a major concession: Prepared pine boards are easily accessible, inexpensive, and easy to cut. Simply mark the outline of the garden bed with a shovel or shovel, and fold in the length of the wood to create a fringe.