If you’re ready to take over responsibility for the landscaping around your home for the first time, there are likely a few changes that you’re wanting to make to how things were done in the past. And, if working outside in the yard is new to you, you’ll also have to learn a thing or two about how things are best done in this part of your home. So to help you with figuring both of these things out, here are three tips for trying your hand at landscaping around your home.
Focus On What You See The Most
Depending on the size of your yard, there might be too much for you to want to take on everything all at once. If this is the case, it’s wise to start your focus on the places that you see the most first.
If you walk up to your front door everyday, or have guests who come over to your house frequently, you might want to start along the walkway to your front door. On the other hand, if you want to spend more time in your backyard and enjoy this space, starting your work out here might be best. But by choosing an area that you see a lot and will notice an improvement on, you’ll get the motivation to continue working even if things get tough.
Find Ways To Cut Down On Maintenance
For those who are adding landscaping to their already long list of things to do around the house, making your landscaping be as low maintenance as possible is likely a big priority.
To do this, you’ll want to consider how much grass you’ll have time to cut and how much pruning and weeding you’ll want to do with plants or a garden. While using a quality lawn mower can help cut down on the time spent doing this kind of yard work, getting rid of these elements completely may be a better option. By adding features like rock and other hardscaping, you can have a much lower maintenance yard.
Give Your Trees Some Space
Something else that can make a yard hard to landscape is not giving enough space between certain elements, like your trees. If your grass comes all the way up to the roots and trunk of your trees, it will be much harder for you to care for these areas.
To combat this, try to give your trees some space from the grass by using mulch or another ground cover to surround your tree trunks. You can then plant a few plants or shrubs around the tree to give even more space from the grass.
If you’re going to be landscaping around your home for the first time, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you get off on the right foot.