Landscaping for Newbies: Things to Consider


You’d be hard-pressed to find a homeowner who hasn’t imagined all kind of amendments on; after all, what’s the American dream without a lush front yard presentation? This is one of those do–yourself projects that you can either started on right away, or use of landscaping services referred to you by family or neighbor. Whichever route you choose to take, proper irrigation systems installation will make or break the project’s success. You will need the system to make up the difference during times of drought or low rainfall.

Deciding What Kind of Yard You Want

Even if you decide to hire a landscaper, obviously you would already have some ideas of the vision you want to make real. For help with combining styles, look through landscaping magazines and some online pictures in Google images. One of the best ideas we’ve ever heard came from a neighbor absolutely exquisite front yard; she actually drove through wealthier neighborhoods to get ideas of what she wanted. She took pictures and then went online to make photocopies with her printer of other yard-options.

She even had the foresight to stop at one of the homes and ask them about the specifics of their irrigation system. As a final action before she called a local landscaper, she stood in the middle of her mostly barren yard and imagines sections she wanted for cobblestone, hedges, various bush shapes. Additionally – this is definitely something you should consider doing – she stood inside her house and pictured the way she wants in her front yard to look from inside for anyone peering out the window. All of this preparation led to the front yard that was beautiful when viewed from inside and out.


Benefits of a Landscaped Lawn

In addition to having a presentable lawn, a landscaped front yard increases your property value. In addition to an updated kitchen and bathrooms, good yards fetch consistently higher prices of the auction house. Ensuring the upkeep of this yard year-round essential in irrigation system can save you money, time and energy in this endeavor.


Doing it on Your Own

You can certainly beautify your lawn on your own – a professional landscaping service is not a necessity. In fact every time you plant a flower bed or play some potted flowers in the backyard, you are engaging in landscape. The primary difference between that and a professional is generally the planning that may or may not go into it beforehand. Keep in mind that you may not be able to erect some of the landscapes that you might want if they are too difficult to maintain. A general rule to keep in mind when doing it yourself is to make sure the end result merges with the natural landscape; however, if this requires a great deal of symmetry, you will find this challenging to maintain consistently. Alternatively, maybe you actually like the work involved, so if this is what you want – go for it.

Combining the watering system with your eye for detail and dedication, it is quite possible to maintain a breathtaking landscape.


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LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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