Although you may view your new yard simply as a blank canvas you should consider all options before you dig. You have received your bid and are eager to get to work on your vision for your yard. The bad news is that green lawns cover unsightly pipes and wiring, which have been there for many years.
The good news is that you still have time to save this mess with quality landscaping. Your yard isn’t yet overrun by weeds and there’s still plenty green life in it.
Furthermore, if you are in the market to sell your home, landscaping can really help the curb appeal when attracting interested buyers. However, if you do not have any interest in putting in the time and effort that landscaping requires, then cash home buyers who buy houses in as-is condition might be a good option for you.
Nevertheless, if you are looking to take the time and effort to landscape your home, we will be covering five tips to help you improve your yard so that you have an outdoor space you can enjoy every year.
Make Sure You Have Your Bed In Order
Your ground needs to be fertilized, regardless of whether it is new top soil or old soil that was used to fill in patches.
Although it would be great to have unlimited compost, it takes time to make organic compost from grass trimmings. You can also buy compost bags with cow manure, which is a popular option.
You can also use mushroom compost. This can cause problems for young seedlings as well as sensitive plants such camellias or azaleas.
Determine The Layout Of The Land
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While you may be eager to plant the vegetable garden that you have always desired as soon as possible, you need to ensure you are able and willing to wait until you find the right spot. Is the area you are considering getting enough sun and has it got adequate drainage to protect it from puddles?
The first thing I recommend is to draw a layout of your yard. This will allow you to envision the type of landscaping you desire and help you identify problem areas. Highlight the sunniest areas and shaded areas.
If your diagram is a little messy, don’t be discouraged. You can still understand your diagram as long as it helps to plan the layout of your garden.
Remove Any Unwelcome Builder Plants
Although they might look innocent enough in your yard, the builder plants that you have planted may become a problem later.
You should identify your plants and decide if they are suitable for you. It can be difficult to harvest fruit from trees that leave behind a mess or drop leaves. They can block drains, stain driveways and cause damage if left to their own devices.
A tree with weak wood could snap and cause damage to your home or new landscaping. An invasive species may overtake your entire garden. Certain species of plants can be fine if they are located in the right place. It is best to remove any plant that is growing too large or too close to your home.
Plan for the Future
When you think about landscaping, what is your top priority? Perhaps it’s inviting friends and family over to enjoy the evening.
Imagine yourself, your children, your partner, and your friends 10 years from now. What will your yard’s priority be then?
It might be very tempting to go the extra mile and completely revamp the whole area with a hot tub and quality landscaping/additions but don’t break the bank if you don’t have to. Consider whether these upgrades will be suitable for your family in the long-term. It is possible to have the garden you always dreamed of, but what about the future?
Start With Some Mulch And Ground-Covers
In the garden, weeds are inevitable. However, a neglected lawn or garden bed that is not maintained well can be a breeding ground for weeds.
Mulch is great to keep the soil moist in a quality landscaping plan. Start with a 2-inch layer. Mulch can be costly and depletes soil nutrients.
When you plant a new garden, add creeping phlox to the borders. Ground-covers can reduce weeds, and they can also save you a lot of time and money.