Landscaping Ouachita Mountain Resort will be one of the most exciting facets of the Farm Adventure!. I can imagine the farm and woods looking like a botanical garden. There are so many places that will be absolutely magnificent with the right amount of effort and experience. Landscaping offers a wide array of therapy and peace of mind.
Nothing looks better than a well-manicured yard. Imagine a well-manicured 200 acres! Well, it might not be that extreme, but a green thumb can make all the difference. Many places at Ouachita Mountain Resort will benefit from sun loving, colored annuals and perennials. There are so many different varieties of annual flowers that add waves of color even to perennial beds. I believe a greenhouse will be a necessity to start colored annuals and early vegetables for the spring. Some annuals like pansies display beautiful color even after freezing weather. Impatiens are one of my favorites. As long as they get water, impatiens will thrive in low sun areas adding color to lush, shade loving perennials. Using local perennials will also be advantageous because they already thrive in this environment. They will add color throughout the summer, and come back year after year.
Landscaping in the woods is something I look forward to the most. Not only will the cabins, tent camping sites, and RV pull-throughs benefit from the lush ferns, hostas, and other shade loving perennials, but there are ravines, brooks, and natural attractions along the trails that will be magically accented by our landscaping campaign.
As much as landscaping and manicure can add beauty and charisma, some areas demand to be left natural. Some things God has done just can’t be improved.