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What does it take to have the perfect yard? Part sun, part shade. Luxurious soil. A pristine place where green things thrive with hardly any care, but just a bit of tender loving care by reputed landscape maintenance Medford Oregon landscapers.

Wake up, homeowners. You’re dreaming again.

The fact is, most homeowners do have to deal with some landscape issues.

Let’s look at some landscape difficulties and how to find a solution for these.

Dealing with A Steep Hill

Surely, the children will love toboggan in tow during the winter.

But when the time comes to mow your steep hill, you have to get in touch with your life insurance agent to make sure the policy is all paid up.

If you’re feeling ambitious, consider a terraced garden with retaining walls. Have a landscape contractor build a series of curved retaining walls with terraced patios, walkways and garden beds in between. Goodbye to an unmanageable hillside, hello to an entertaining mecca. Pass the mojitos.

Not So Ambitious?

Think flowering ground cover. Replace your high-maintenance turfgrass with easy-care perennial ground cover beauties that aren’t just pretty but also protect your slope from damaging erosion and keep out weeds. No more mowing!

Because much flowering ground covers only bloom for a short time, choose varieties with pretty foliage, too.

Some ideas:

  • Creeping Phlox. In the spring, you’ll have small, bright flowers in dense clusters. Massed together on a slope, the pink, purple, red or white masses pack a powerful landscaping punch.
  • Creeping thyme. Yes, the herb. It’s a sturdy ground cover, and when you step on it, it smells wonderful.
  • Spotted Dead Nettle. It doesn’t sound too pretty, but the “White Nancy” variety has attractive variegated foliage even after its white blooms fade. Bonus: deer won’t munch it.
  • Lamb’s ear. Although this fuzzy darling is grown more for its velvety texture and silvery green foliage, it produces light purple flowers.
  • Candytuft. Prolific and showy, with an adorable name, candytuft produces masses of blinding white flowers (perfect for a moon garden) that soften to lavender.

Too Much Shade

What happens when there is too much shade? You will find there are no sunflowers, tomatoes, or any stunning drifts of daylilies.

But don’t give up on your idea of a lovely landscape just yet. If you planned thing properly and came up with more than one creative idea, your shady backyard can be the coolest and prettiest spot around.

When the sun hammers down, imagine going to a shady glen that brims with unique plants that can’t handle the scorching sun?We are talking about plants like ferns, hostas, ferns, coleus, bleeding heart, rhododendron and more.

Consider a flagstone path that winds its way through a verdant fern garden to a cool sitting area. Maybe add a fire pit.

Common On Over All You Lovely Birds

What about setting up a bird watching garden? Loads of plants that will attract birds can tolerate shady conditions easily. Among these are lily of the valley, astilbe, ligularia, and columbine. Be sure to plant them in groups.

Place a bird feeder to support your winged visitors.

Rocky Soil Is Not Always Ideal

Rocky soil isn’t always right for a garden as it offers poor drainage and hardly any nutrients.

You may be able to amend the soil but only change the top layer. Rocky soil will always be just that, rocky soil.

But some plants have strong, far-reaching root systems that can penetrate the soil beneath the rocks.

Native plants are often good choices because they’re used to the local conditions. Look for plants with superhero root systems, including lavender, marigolds, yarrow, juniper, pine, and salvia.

Another option: raised planting beds. Install these easily, then plant whatever the heck you want.

Let Medford Landscaping Pros Handle Your Landscape Headaches

At Medford Landscaping Pros, they love a good challenge. Bring your hilly slopes, shady yards, and rocky soil. They’ve been solving these problems for clients for many years.

They can design a variety of custom plans.

When it comes to creating the perfect garden or landscape for your home, Medford Landscaping Pros have what it takes to satisfy their customers. They supply a design strategy system that will cover all the details of your custom plan, including prep work, specialty components, and the overall construction specifics such as dimensions and proposed materials, to ensure they are within your budget.

To learn more read this landscape maintenance post from Medford Landscaping Pros

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