Is It Time To Landscape Your Home?


Have you recently moved into a house that had only a lawn and a couple of trees for the landscaping? Or maybe you have lived in your home for several years, but things like finances and raising children stood in the way or you landscaping your house. If you've decided that the time has come to do some major landscaping to beautify your home, you must be very excited about that.

Do you have a plan in mind already? If so, maybe things are already being planted. On the other hand, maybe you are still in the planning stage of your landscaping project. If that's the case, from searching for ideas in magazines and in established yards in beautiful upscale neighborhoods to arranging for a landscaping design service, here are some ideas that might help you.

Search For Landscaping Ideas — Think of looking through patio and gardening decor magazines to get ideas for your own home. For example, you might see a multi-tiered water fountain that appeals to you, or you might like the idea of having a hardscape as part of your landscape design. Whatever you decide you like, make note of it for further use.

As you drive by beautifully landscaped homes, consider what it is that makes them unique. For example, do you find that pampas grass or caladiums are a great background for other plants? Try to pull your car to one side so you can safely make notes of the things you want to add to your own landscaping.

​A Landscape Design Service — After you have gathered the ideas you like, think of contacting a landscaping design service. The service will have professionals who have the training and the experience to help you pull your ideas together and to make them unique to your home. For example, if you liked the pampas grass and the caladiums as background plants, it might be suggested that you place flowers in front of them to add color to the landscape. The designers will know how to incorporate the hardscape into the rest of the landscaping in a way that everything blends together nicely.

Hiring professionals to help you with your home's landscaping design will probably be more affordable than you thought it would be. And, they will more than likely be able to get an excellent price on things like plants, statuary and decorative pots that you use as part of the landscape design. 


2 August 2019

Understanding Landscaping Planning

About a year ago, I realized that part of the reason the plants in my yard kept dying was the fact that they were planted in the wrong places. I didn't pay much attention to which plants needed certain amounts of light, and it was costing them their lives. Several of the plants were really struggling to live, and it was really hard to see. I realized that if I ever wanted to make things right, I would need to create a landscaping plan that would work well for the natural landscape of my yard. This blog is all about understanding landscaping.