A bay window is a highly sought-after feature in home architecture, and it's probably one of the features that drew you to your home in the first place. If you're hoping to make it look even more beautiful with sharp landscaping beneath the window, you can create something unique with just a few materials. This guide gives you an idea to put together three practical types of landscaping material in just an afternoon.
Plant Small Drought-Tolerant Plants
Add a few small hardy plants that will be able to withstand direct sunlight. It is important to choose smaller varieties of plants so they will not grow so big that they block the view from the window.
Choose plants of the same variety or incorporate a few different types of plants to create an attractive design of your choice. Some plants to consider include:
- ground cover plants
- small shrubs
- perennial flowers
Add Colorful Pebbles
Add a bed of colorful pebbles to provide a beautiful foundation that is also eye catching around the plants. Pebbles are a low maintenance addition that helps keep the area under your bay window neat and manicured without much continuous effort.
Pebbles are available in a wide assortment of colors, sizes, and textures so you can choose what will best compliment your home. Measure the area in front of your window so you know how many bags of pebbles to purchase. The bags are various sizes, so ask a landscaper, like Sound Landscape Professionals, for help if you don't know can't figure out how many bags to purchase.
Lay Down Slabs of Rock
Outline the plant and pebble area of with slabs of rock for a sturdy border. There are many beautiful varieties of rock available at your local home improvement store. Like pebbles, the types of rock slabs available vary in color and texture so you can find a style that compliments your home as well as the pebbles and plants you have chosen.
Lay the slabs flat between and around the edge the pebbles, or stack them loosely on top of each other. Opt for straight clean lines or scatter them to obtain a more natural look.
This project will take some careful planning as you put your design together, but will be worth it as it highlights your bay window. If you don't want to add pebbles, plants and slabs of rock together, consider choosing one or two of these options. Either way, the area beneath your bay window can be as unique as you want it to be.