The difference between a ho-hum yard and a stunning outdoor space often boils down to good landscaping. However, there is much to learn and explore, prior to putting a shovel into the ground for the first time. Take the ideas and tips in this piece to heart, and you will soon be capable of designing an impressive exterior space for your home.
Trim your bushes and hedges regularly. If you trim a hedge or a bush when it is just starting to become overgrown, it will be a quick and easy process. If you wait until the bush is completely overgrown, you can expect the project to take all day. Regular maintenance is the easiest way to keep your landscaping looking great.
Try talking to a pro before you start working on your landscape. You might not need a landscape designer or architect to draft your whole project, but for under $100, a consultation that lasts about an hour can be well worth the money if it prevents you from making costly mistakes later on.
While it is common to use chemicals insecticides to ward off pests, many of them can cause harm to your plants. The best way to keep bugs away is to grow plants that naturally repel bugs, or use a natural bug repellant like hot pepper spray, or dishwater on your plants.
If you want a colorful garden or yard but don’t have a lot of money to spend, think about using wildflowers. You can buy wildflower seeds at most big box home stores, and they can be used in large spaces or in areas that have shown themselves to be tough to cultivate. You will have gorgeous, colorful flowers throughout your yard. You can even pick the flowers to make a bouquet instead of paying for flowers at a grocery store.
If you live in a part of the country that is at risk for wildfires, choose landscaping projects accordingly. For example, trees should be planted at least 100 feet apart. Additionally, large trees should not be planted less than 100 feet from your house or other building structure (garden, shed, workshop, etc.).
Planting flowers in the shade often leads to disappointment. Consider planting ground cover rather than flowers. This will make your yard look nicer and it’s very simple to care for. Great ground cover options include sweet woodruff and hosta.
It can be very difficult to guess and plan how much mulch, sand, rock, etc. you might need in order to successfully finish your whole project. In part, you should make sure you do everything in phases. As far as planning the amounts of each of these materials, do your math and pay attention to specifications.
There is no substitute for good landscape design when it comes to creating a beautiful home. Because there is so much information available on the topic, it makes sense to spend the time necessary to find the ideas and concepts most relevant to your own specific needs. The guidance in this piece can be a perfect place to get started.