Add more green and color by planting perennials, annuals, shrubs, blooming shrubs and evergreens.

 Well-planned flower beds take less time to maintain than mowing the lawn.
It is important to choose plants within your proper climate zone in order to alleviate winter kill. 

Plants suited for zone 5 or higher can still survive our northern winters with proper winterization 
using burlap or similar materials.
Round out your garden design 
with plants and shrubs.
Discourage your deer friends 
from feasting on your garden 
all year long.