If you're looking for a way to landscape your yard that will be easier for you to maintain, then you may want to think about going with a gravel and rock landscape. Along with needing much less maintenance, there are also a lot of other great things that you'll get to enjoy if you should choose to go this way.
Here are some good reasons for deciding to go with gravel landscaping.
You won't have to use as much water
If you go with gravel landscaping, then you won't need to worry about watering grass on a regular basis, and this can help you to save a lot on your water bill. Also, if you go with non-living décor in the yard instead of bushes and plants, or you opt for cactus, then you can save even more money on watering.
You won't have to pay for landscaping maintenance
If you have a large property or a busy schedule, then you may pay someone to come to your home to take care of the landscaping maintenance, which can include things like mowing the lawn, trimming the hedges, trimming other plants, and regular weeding. When you choose gravel landscaping, you will be able to deal with the landscape maintenance on your own, and it should only take you a very short amount of time. It can include a minute amount of weeding, should weeds emerge along the edges of your yard. When gravel is put in the yard, there will be a thick plastic covering placed over the dirt, so weeds won't be an issue in those areas. All you'll have to deal with are the few areas where there isn't any plastic.
You can add a lot of fun elements
When you choose gravel for your landscaping, you can use different colored gravel to create different fun elements. For example, you can use gray gravel for the majority of your yard, then you can use red gravel in order to create the appearance of dry riverbeds and blue gravel to create the appearance of streams. You can even use a lot of blue gravel to create a pond and have a natural-looking waterfall built with blue gravel added to make it look like water is running into the pond. There are many different things that you can do in this style, and it will be fun and give you a fantastic looking yard.
Talk to a landscaping service like Greatland Tree Service to see what gravel designs are possible for your property.