If you’ve already bought one of the Augusta new homes from Keystone Homes this winter, you’re probably excited about the thought of spring landscaping. But before you jump right in, it may be pertinent to look at this year’s design trends. Eco-friendly landscaping is a popular choice not only because it helps the environment, but also because it helps your wallet. Here are some great ideas that will make your home look and feel ready for the new season.

  • Eco-scaping – This concept revolves around landscaping without harming the environment. For example, you could break up large spaces of grass and land into smaller, sustainable areas that incorporate native plants. You could also start composting instead of buying fertilizer, or you could install a rain barrel for recycling rain water.
  • Garden with a purpose – Rather than landscaping for the sake of landscaping, try and think of the usefulness behind each thing you do. If you decide to incorporate curb lighting, doing so to increase safety. And remember, you can always use solar-powered lights and still give your yard a decorative feel. Another great idea is to use landscape edging, which keeps the soil hydrated and saves on water use.
  • Edible gardening – Planting vegetables and fruits in your garden lets you make fresh, homemade meals while allowing you to make fewer trips to the grocery store.
  • Vertical gardening – One of the more creative trends is the use of “living walls” or vertical gardens. This technique uses less space and resources than traditional gardening, allowing you to grow vegetables and flowers in small spaces.

So what are you waiting for? Get out and start gardening!

If you’re still looking for the perfect Augusta home for that eco-friendly yard you’ve always wanted, take a look at the communities offered by Keystone Homes. We have several available homes in Augusta, Evans and Grovetown that offer spacious floor plans at affordable prices.

For more information, visit the Keystone Homes website.

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