Sunday, July 1, 2007

Great Tips For Residential Landscaping

Great Tips For Residential Landscaping

Residential landscaping has a vast array of benefits for your property. For starters, it can add value to your home, not to mention creating a beautiful piece of scenery for passerby’s. You will want to consider low-growing plants and groundcovers for your resident.

A few to mention are perennials, ivy, and junipers. Perennials will also attract butterflies, which is a delight for everyone. You will want to color coordinate your flowers with the seasons because it just looks better. But hey, it’s your yard so if you like, spruce it up! Just be sure to provide adequate amounts of water for your flowers and trees.

If you are going to be away from home, ask a reliable neighbor to handle the task. You will also want to be sure and include a variety of trees in your landscaping design as well. Junipers are one of my favorites. Do your homework and make sure whatever trees you purchase, will flourish in sunlight or shade.

This will save you a lot of hard work later on down the road. Take into consideration if what you are planting is going to attract wildlife. If this is your goal, be sure to choose your plants wisely. However, if you are looking to add a little wildlife for your viewing pleasure, you may want to add a few birdfeeders. Hummingbirds are one of my favorites. It is always fun to add a feeder close to a window in case you are not able to go outdoors.

Place your feeders where you will view them the most. This includes near benches and walkways. And always keep it wildlife friendly. You may also want to consider lining your driveway with trees or hedges. This is a sure crowd pleaser as well as adding a brick or rock walkway for elegance.

Another simple idea is lighting, this is an easy alternative for brightening up your yard at night. Be sure and try the solar powered ones if you want to cut down your electric bill. Consider adding a small pond or water feature to be the focal point of your yard. Then you can add beautiful flowers and groundcovers as well as rocks all the borders. This will create a soothing environment for your family and friends.

If you live for do-it-yourself projects then this is right up your alley. You will want to make it as painless and inexpensive as possible. If you need help, it’s only a click away. There are free online landscaping sites, not to mention software that can supply you with ideas and instructions. You may want to consult with a professional or perhaps you have a friend who has already designed a residential landscape.

Always be prepared for things that are unpredictable, by having a plan as well as a back-up plan. This will help ensure that your project is completed with ease. Don’t let it become a stressful situation. Make it fun and inviting for your whole family. Give everyone a task so that they may feel a great sense of accomplishment. It’s not a job; it’s an adventure.

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1 comment:

Steve said...

Thank you very much for some great tips and advice regarding residential landscaping.