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What You Should Know About Landscaping

What You Should Know About Landscaping

Whether you are a do-it-yourself person or like to hire professionals, there are a few things you should know about landscaping before making any decisions. Once you understand it a little better, you can decide what you want to do and what you wish to leave to the professionals. You can also decide what to have done, explaining it well to the landscaper, so they have a good idea of what you want.

Native

Consider choosing plants that are native to the area. They will be the best options for growth, and you may find that they need little maintenance, other than watering now and then. They will also work best with your climate and humidity levels, making them a perfect option.

Examine

Find out what’s already on your property before making any decisions. Some things can be used while others may need to be removed. For example, dead trees or those that could fall should be removed before adding anything else. Otherwise, you run the risk of ruining your newly planted items.

Draw/Sketch

Having an idea of what you want and where you want it will help when you purchase the items or hire someone. If you can’t draw or sketch well, consider using your Paint document on the computer, finding pictures online to print and glue to a piece of paper or some other method. Visual aids can help you and the professionals.

High-quality Products

It can be tempting to go with the cheapest options, but make sure you use quality products. Some of the cheap plants haven’t been watered and may be on the verge of dying. Poor quality soil may not provide the nutrients your flowers/plants need and may cause them to die or develop diseases.

Movement

Whether you have a garden or just want to add a little colour to the area, make sure you include something that moves. Moving elements can prevent the landscape from being boring or stiff. You don’t have to go overboard, as simple swaying grasses or bright flowers could work. The flowers will attract birds, giving you a “free” movement feature. You can also opt for more expensive choices, such as a fountain.

Rain Water

Using rain barrels can help you save money on watering the yard and plants, and can also add aesthetic appeal. It can be more environmentally-friendly and help your wallet at the same time.

Learning what you should know about landscaping will make it easier to complete any project, whether you DIY or hire it out.

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