Create a Plan before You Landscape

Oftentimes (and most times with landscaping) the devil can be in the details, so it’s always a good idea to create a plan before you get your hands dirty.

First things first…Ask yourself what it is you want out of your landscaping. If your plan is to keep things as maintenance-free as possible, stick to hardy plants that are pretty much self-sufficient. If you would like lively displays of colorful hues, then plan out where all those pops of vibrant colors will appear so that they complement each other and it all makes visual sense.

Good planning starts on the outer edges, focusing first on fencing, trees and bushes for privacy and yard delineation. Then you need to determine where you want each garden and what will go in it, paying close attention to which parts of your yard are shaded, which get sun and for how long. You may also want to research the indigenous plants that you prefer, as they tend to be easier to maintain and can be more beneficial to the environment.

Attacking your landscaping in stages enables you to progress as budget and time allow. If you have a large property and not too much of a budget to work with, you may prefer to address your landscaping needs that are closer to your house where you spend most of your time and go for a more natural appeal (that won’t break the bank) further away. When planting around your home, remain mindful that insects, other critters and roots can all become problematic when you plant too close to the house. You also want to make sure not to crowd your plants, as they will be happier with adequate space to grow and thrive.

Then put just one more plan in place…Plan to visit Edgewater Yard Shop for a wide selection of quality, affordable landscaping items, such as mulch, stones, topsoil, fill dirt and so much more!

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