Have you ever wondered how you can incorporate the sheer beauty of the Pacific Northwest into your own personal garden or landscape? There aren’t many places in America that feature such lush and extensive forests with incredible views to the mountains. While you may not be able to grow your own mountain, there are other avenues you can take to add value to not only your landscape but also your home overall.
Plant Douglas Fir Trees
One of the most common plants found in the Pacific Northwest is the coastal Douglas fir tree. Occasionally referred to as the Oregon Pine tree, the Douglas fir is the second tallest growing evergreen conifer on the planet. It has also been the state tree of Oregon since the late 1930s. If you’re blessed with a large enough plot of land, planting a few of these trees can really spike up the beauty of your landscape. It can also add to your home value should you ever decide to sell. These trees can grow exponentially tall, from as high as 60 feet! That should certainly make your home stand out.
Grow your own food from trees
Growing your own food is a great skill to have. It can save you a little extra money from going to the grocery store and also add some pure, healthy options to your food diet. Fortunately for those living in the Pacific Northwest, the land there is ripe for those who wish to do just that! Consider growing apple trees or other fruit-bearing trees or your own grapevine. The options are virtually limitless and will again add more beauty to your property and make it truly appealing.
Keep your own moss
Moss may not look the most appealing in certain areas, but it really can add just the right amount of greenery on rocks and plants and trees to give it that Pacific Northwest look. Not only that, but moss can be quite beneficial to keep the soil well saturated and in good shape to keep producing crops and healthy grass
As lovely as your yard will look with trees and healthy grass, adding more color to the mix can really make it pop. Consider adding roses to the mix. Roses are very popular around the Pacific Northwest – Portland, Oregon is known as the “City of Roses” – and will bring even more life to your landscape. To make the most of this opportunity, you may want to consider planting rose bushes around the front of your lawn or along the walkway to your home to add more appeal.
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