If you have a large backyard, you may have a lot of paved pathways that help you get around. Although you may enjoy them because they prevent you from having to walk on dirt or grass, you may not think the surrounding areas look attractive due to the lack of growth and greenery.
While you can go to great lengths to beautify the pathways themselves to improve the appearance of your yard, focusing on landscaping can be much more effective. An ideal way to make this happen is by hiring Simply Snow and Lawn to work on projects like the following.
Including flowers in your landscaping plans can add a lot of color to the areas around pathways, and the flowers will attract butterflies that can be enjoyable to watch. To avoid complications when growing flowers, you should look through a list of native flowers and choose from them for the easiest growth. Landscapers will make sure that nothing else is planted nearby that could disturb the flowers. For instance, growing certain plants with invasive roots could lead to flower health problems.
Another addition that you should consider around the pathways is mulch. If you have grass along the paths' edges, you may not like how easy it is for weeds to grow in the area near the pathways. Mulch will keep weeds from growing, and it will give you a lot more flexibility for landscaping. For instance, you can use it to set off flowers and other plants, turning them into focal points in the yard.
Although you may not spend a lot of time in the yard at night, don't forget about lighting. Sufficient lighting is helpful for making sure that your family and friends are always safe. When you add flowers and mulch, you should also plan out the lights that you want to put in. You may be able to coordinate everything so that the lights shine on the flowers and the paths.
If you want to create natural barriers to stop people from walking in a certain direction, you can add boulders. A large boulder can create visual separation throughout the yard. You may be able to find one that can act as a natural bench that you place alongside one of the pathways. Placing a boulder on the mulch next to a few plants will help to create a complete and attractive look.
When you want to spruce up your paths, you will have an easy time when you hire landscapers like Simply Snow and Lawn.