Want To Spend More Time Outdoors? Start Landscaping

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Landscaping can do a lot of good things for your home, one of which is giving in curb appeal. Whether your landscape because you want your yard to look good for you or to look good to others, it can take a lot of work You can hire someone else to do your landscaping or go the DIY route.

Even if you hire someone to put in your initial design you’re still going to need to do some upkeep on it (like pulling weeds). If you’ve ever considered making your lawn look a little nicer, here are some tips to making it happen.

Think Of A Design Plan

Before you head out and buy a bunch of flats of flowers and mulch, decide what you want to do. Come up with a blueprint so you know what you want to do and where. This will help you determine what supplies you are going to need, and will be an important part of your strategic plan to have a more beautiful yard.

Pick Your Flowers/Trees/Shrubs

Once you know what you want and where you want it, you need to start getting the stuff you’ll need. That might mean renting a tiller, or it may mean you need some gardening supplies. It also means purchasing the plants you want, which means knowing which ones will thrive in the area you live (and in the soil around your home).

Planting these items will vary as well, as some will need to be buried deeper than others, and some at different times in a certain season. It’s important to know your plants so you can avoid losing money on doing it yourself since the idea of DIY is to save money!

Grab Some Decore

No landscaping project is complete without at least one cement angel or a gnome of some kind. You may also want to go all out and put in a fountain or even a koi pond. These things can be done yourself, and there are extensive articles and businesses on the subject that can be found online. Or, you can hire someone else to do them for you!

Protect Your Home

Your landscaping project may be something you do with an ulterior motive in mind. Sometimes the lawn around a home angles toward the home, which can cause water to leak into the basement and it can damage the foundation of your home over time. You can do landscaping projects that can help rectify this issue.

On the opposite side of the spectrum, you want to make sure that when you’re putting your flower beds around your home you’re not suddenly directing water into your basement that wasn’t coming in prior.