Tiny Landscape Projects That Make Huge Improvements

Tiny Landscape Projects That Make Huge Improvements

Look, we won’t lie to you—we love a good landscape renovation. We’re talkin’ total revamps that include entire redesigns, tons of planning, and a big before-and-after reveal of a landscape so we can sit back, admire our work, and be totally wowed by the change that seemingly happened right before our eyes.

But you know what? We’re also totally obsessed with teeny-tiny-little changes that make enormous improvements with almost no effort. We’re talking very small projects that anyone can do (even if you’re notorious for having an anti-green thumb). So often, people (and hey, we’re to blame here, too) get super caught up in big, dramatic, aggressive changes—and while those definitely have their place in landscape, that doesn’t always have to be the answer.

Sometimes, all it takes is a little strategy and a tiny change to make enormous improvements in a person’s residential or commercial landscape—and we’re here today to share a few of our low-effort favorites that can spice up your space in a snap!

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Spruce Up Your Landscape

Spring cleaning doesn’t have to live and die indoors—bring that springtime attitude to your landscape ASAP and start doing some basic clean-up tactics to get that space sparkling. Truly, this can be as basic as you want it to be. Try taking on a few little tasks first, like weeding, mulching, or cleaning out your flower beds, and then move on to other things, like pruning your shrubs and trees, getting rid of limbs and debris, and even raking or replacing your mulch.

We recommend focusing on one task at a time or a single area at a time so that you don’t get overwhelmed. Then, once you cross that off your list, move on to the next project! These tasks are little, inexpensive fixes that take more time and effort than money. At the end of the day, these simple changes can make a massive difference in your landscape!


Plant Some Fresh Flowers

Bring some color to your landscape! Planting flowers is an easy, inexpensive, and low-effort project that can make your landscape pop and totally give it the revamp and refresh you’re looking for. We typically recommend planting your flowers for seasonal appeal (springtime flowers, summer flowers, winter flowers, etc.) but all-in-all, the best thing you can do is read up a little and figure out what flowers are going to grow best in your area. In Florida, that task can be a little tricky. Looking for some flower inspiration? Check out our post here about a selection of unique, Florida-friendly flowers and shrubs that are guaranteed to thrive in our weird-weather state.

Groundcover for the Win

We. Love. Groundcover. And we’ll be happy to say it again louder for the people in the back. Groundcover is a low-stress, low-cost, low-effort option for anyone who wants to take their landscape to new heights without actually having to do anything drastic. Groundcover, if you’re just hearing this term for the first time, is a plant that covers a large swath of ground, is typically a short, quick-growing perennial, and doesn’t require much care at all! The best part about groundcover? You can go one of two routes—living groundcover (like herbaceous layers) and synthetic groundcover (like stones, shade cloths, and more). Adding this to your landscape makes a drastic change without taking drastic action. That’s a win-win in our book!


Looking to make some of these tiny changes in your landscape? We can help! If you need assistance tackling some of these low-stress, low effort, and low-cost solutions to make big changes, we’re on board to help you out. Give us a call at (727)-201-3947 or reach out to us directly here via our contact page. We can’t wait to help you take a few small steps toward improving your landscape!

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