Thinking about landscaping? Here are some things to consider


Owning a home can have so many new projects to think about. Most people think about how they want the inside of their home to look and what makes them comfortable and don’t consider the way their home looks on the outside. Your yard can say a lot about who you are as a homeowner and what type of person you are whether you want it to or not. Have you ever just driven past a yard and thought “wow what a dump” but that home could be gorgeous inside and you wouldn’t even know it because the outside is all you get to see. First impressions are everything so what is your yard saying about you and what can you do to improve it?

First of all when thinking about landscpaing ideas think about how it will affect you through every season. Depending on where you live if your in a cold climate do you want a bunch of trees that are going to lose all of their leaves each fall and create a lot of yard work for you? You should also consider whether you can maintain the types of plants your installing in your yard, many trees requiring constant pruning and trimming to grow nicely and if you don’t have the time to do so you need to think it through. If you decide of fruit bearing trees and plants do you live in the right climate? Will you be able to use all the fruit that will eventually grow? Do you have the money to have the fruit sprayed if you live in a state that requires you to do so? Trees are great but they can be a lot of work. Thhese are some landscaping ideas that people seem to overlook.

If you plan on growing a large patch of grass in your landscape design ideas remind yourself the amount of watering it will need and the fact that grass needs to be mowed and maintained to look nice. Other large landscaping ideas include using bark mulch, rocks, sand, and plant matter that doesn’t require much water or maintenance. People have been creating more desert looks in their yards to save water and work for themselves in the future. When looking into a backyard remodel consider the activities you will be doing in your yard. If you’re into sports or have small children grass may be a great option for you. If you are retired or don’t spend a lot of time outside consider a nice rock path and garden or a simple pond that requires little to no work.

When you start coming up with landscaping ideas consider all of these key topics to avoid wasting your hard earned money and creating unnecessary work for yourself.