Ditch the Lawn Mower: Unique Lawn Alternatives

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During the summer, the last thing you want to do is go outside to mow your lawn for an hour or two in the blistering heat. That’s time you could have spent actually enjoying it instead! If you find yourself dreading the yard chores, it may be time to update and refresh your lawn with a design that reduces or eliminates the amount of work you need to put in to keep it looking gorgeous. Low-maintenance yard ideas are everywhere! You just have to decide how you want to use your lawn space and how effortless you’d like it to be.

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If you’re a gardening guru or just have a bit of a green thumb, replacing your yard with a lush and beautiful garden can completely transform your yard chore routine and your home’s curb appeal. Part of the appeal of gardening is the level of care and nurturing involved in helping your favorite plants thrive. Though the amount of yard work to be done may change very little, the new routine can feel refreshing and seeing your garden bloom and grow can be even more rewarding than simply maintaining a green lawn. Flower beds and veggie gardens are wonderful options to improve your home’s appearance. If you choose to grow vegetables in your garden, you could save costs on groceries as well, with a ready supply of fresh produce right outside your door.

Go Artificial

So, maybe the idea of doing any yard work at all is positively horrible to you. Luckily, there’s a way for you to show off a gorgeously green lawn without the weekly mowing. Artificial grass may be associated with football and a general “fake” appearance, but more realistic varieties can completely renew your yard and will require almost no upkeep. Replacing your yard with artificial grass also helps save you money in the long run. Kiss those fertilizing, watering and mowing costs goodbye!

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Install Pathways

Rocks are becoming an increasingly popular trend in landscaping design. With so many varieties of rock and stone to incorporate, almost anything you can imagine is attainable. Lead guests to your home or backyard with a stone or crushed rock pathway through your lawn. Pathways not only reduce the amount of space you need to maintain, but also endow your home with a warm and welcoming curb appeal.

Pathways not your thing? Draw inspiration from nature by placing a curved river of crushed rock through your yard. This will give the appearance of a dry creek bed, making your lawn look unique. Bonus points if your creek bed connects to your downspout, allowing it to fill with water and drain properly while also giving it an elegant river-like appearance when it rains.

Say Goodbye to Boring Lawns

While your neighbors may view their lawns as an obligation, you can look at it as a piece of art to be customized exactly as you’d like it with only as much maintenance work as you want. Create your home’s outdoor masterpiece today with the help of the landscaping experts at Lukas Nursery and Butterfly Encounter. Whether you’re planting a tree or laying a pathway, Lukas Nursery’s friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you find exactly what you need to get the job done. Contact us online or call 407-365-6163 to learn more about transforming your lawn today!