Every year in the spring, homeowners begin to think about adding to or changing their Home and Landscape to make it feel more inviting. After a long winter of cold weather, bare trees and being stuck inside, many homeowners want a change in their environment. Landscaping is a huge part of life during the warmer months when most people want to spend some time outside and enjoy the sunshine. There is nothing like sitting outside on your porch in the shade reading a favorite book on your Nook, browsing the net on your iPod or laptop. There are some things that can be done to boost your experience outside by adding the pleasant scents of flowers and aromatic plants.
Plants have a natural ability to enhance any environment in a few ways. Most people have a positive subconscious response to environments that have a lot of plants. The different shades of greens, the beautiful splashes of red, blue, yellow, orange, pink, and purple flowers aid in triggering a response on a subconscious level that helps us to relax, uplifts our moods, and even triggers positive thoughts and feelings. Some fragrances of various flowers and plants also trigger positive subconscious feelings and thoughts that add to the ability to relax and help people to feel good in their outdoor environment.
When considering your home and landscape ideas, it is also important to consider the amount of care you want to provide for your environment as well as how much water and other resources you want to invest in the care of your landscape.
I know that many homeowners here in California prefer plants that require very little water and care while giving the home an inviting appearance. Because Southern California has such a limited supply of fresh water, it is very costly and just watering a lawn regularly can create a huge increase in the water bill.
Most homeowners want their living environments to be attractive, inviting and convenient. It is nice to have a home that is attractive as you approach the house with a beautiful yard that the family can spend time together during family activities such as barbeques, parties, and family play time. Not all homeowners want to bother with a swimming pool or jacuzzi, however, landscaped with waterfalls, cobblestones, shrubs and fragrant plants like mint surrounding them will enhance the sensation of the environment.
There are many ways to create a more comfortable and attractive look to a yard or house with some techniques used in creating a comfortable environment. When homeowners decide to make changes in their environment when thinking of home and landscape modifications it is important to keep the environment of the area in mind. It is important to be aware of the natural climate, soil type, and amount of sunlight that will be available during the day in the area of the yard that the plants will be placed. There are many indigenous plants that thrive well in your area that will make a beautiful landscape.