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Picture this: You’ve spent months and months searching for the perfect home. There were stipulations about size, shape, style, and layout of the home.

Every family member weighed in about the neighbourhood, and every friend wanted to know what the bottom line dollar amount ended up being. It was stressful, wasn’t it?

And now, when you’ve finally put your name on the signature line, packed your belongings into boxes and made the physical trip to your abode, you probably thought the work was done, right? Wrong.

Aside from the actual unpacking, from the painting and the styling of each room, there is one critical component of moving in that we’re focusing on. Specifically, we’re talking about how to ensure that your landscaping is working for you.

Eco Outdoor® is partnering with Taylor Fencing on the great outdoors. More specifically, we’re focusing on how to ensure that your landscaping is working for you.

Read on for tips and tricks to cross your outdoor spaces off your list, and get them ready for summer soirees ahead.

landscape design

Small plot?

Play with optical illusions. There is zero shame in a small yard. Gone are the days when huge plots of land were assumed when you made the purchase of a home.

Good or bad, more and more homeowners are living in limited spaces.

This means that it’s time to get creative in order for your yard to work for you. A couple of expert tips: shop for vertical gardens, add pops of colour to draw your eye to a particular area and shop for retaining walls.

Taylor Fencing specialises in retaining walls specifically, an inexpensive way to add layers to your outdoor space.

You can mix up the size and add plants that you know require little care, like cactuses.
You can mix up the size and add plants that you know require little care, like cactuses. Photograph: Janneke Luursema / www.botanicstilllife.com

Dry landscape?

Check out rock gardens. What deters many from gardening is the upkeep.

Those without passionate green-thumbs focus on the daily waterings, the food that you need to buy for certain flowers and this escalates quickly into a need to re-arrange your life for your garden.

Rock gardens are low-maintenance and low cost. You can mix up the size and add plants that you know require little care, like cactuses.

Adding a touch of personality to the individual veggie patches
Save money with herb and vegetable patches

Looking to save money?

Add an herb or vegetable garden. Yes, there is an initial investment but if you’re a demographic that tends to overspend in the produce area of the grocery store, chances are that an at-home herb or vegetable garden could cut down on the costs for supper.

We’re not talking about an industrial-sized farm; Start small. Plant things that you know are a part of your daily diet. Bonus points if they tend to eat into your budget as well.

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