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Using Color and Light to Make Your Landscape “Pop”

Wondering how to take your lawn from good to great? Then it’s time to add some seasonal color and texture to your Bucks County landscape! Every year, the team at Nurney Landscape & Design hears from homeowners who are looking for ways to add some pop and pizzazz to lawns that lack visual interest. Here are some of our suggestions:

Rotate Color Through the Seasons - Nothing brightens up a landscape like drifts of spectacular, colorful plants and flowers. And, a well-designed landscape will offer changing scenery from early spring through late fall. Aptly named spring bulbs will help say goodbye to the dreary days of winter with an early burst of color. Annuals give you the opportunity to redesign the color and arrangement of your flower beds each year and, along with perennials, will provide a kaleidoscope of colors for most of the summer months by blooming at different times. Some plants will even hit their stride during the fall months, helping to extend your site’s color.

Island Flower Beds Make a Statement - If you’ve got a well-groomed, but rather uninteresting yard, island flower beds are a perfect way to inject color without the cost of overhauling your entire landscape. A smaller, confined garden space, island beds can be designed in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be created just about anywhere including the center of a circular drive, bordering a patio or deck or prominently placed within your yard. This option is great for someone who is budget conscious and for those who like to change things up frequently.

Lighting Illuminates Focal Points and Walkways - The right lighting can make a huge impact by making dark corners warm and inviting, adding safety and security and highlighting beautiful landscaping after the sun goes down. There are many styles to choose from, including energy-efficient options like outdoor solar lighting that requires no additional wiring or low-voltage LED. Lighting can be used to illuminate pathways or “up” lighting can be incorporate to create a focal point within your yard. Moveable or hanging lights can be a super low maintenance and less permanent solution for occasional use.

Ready to put some “pop” in your backyard? The experts at Nurney Landscape & Design can help you add a kick of creative color this summer. We’d love the opportunity to brighten your backyard. Check out our photo gallery or call us for ideas!


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