Tips for landscaping your yard

by Editor on September 24, 2013

landscaped yard

You have decorated or remodeled the interior of your house, spruced up the exterior of it, but still have one thing left to do to be truly satisfied…

Landscaping your yard to make it a showplace of it’s own.

It takes a lot of research to figure out what will look good in your yard with the given space you have to work with. Some people know exactly what they want, while others haven’t a clue. Make sure to clean up your yard of all the stuff that needs storage first. You might want to invest in a garden shed for this if you don’t already have one. You yard will look much better without all that clutter, leaving you with the space to do your landscaping.

Choices

Figure out where you want your paths and the general layout. Keep in mind that this may change slightly as you get into the landscaping. Choose your plants and flowers with an eye towards color all year long, not just for the spring time. Many plants and trees bloom at various times of the year and if you choose the right ones, you will have lots of color in your yard year round.

If you plant in groups so that it looks more natural, you will have a much better looking yard. Nature is the best blueprint you can use.

Flowers

Buy flowers that will bloom each year and not have to be replaced like perennials, certain shrubs and vines. There are also bulbs that you can plant in the fall, that will come up at spring time and give you a sudden burst of color. Iris, tulip and daffodil bulbs can be planted in the fall and have this effect. You may want to choose flowers that will attract hummingbirds or butterflies. Morning glory’s, Bee balm, and verbena will attract both hummingbirds and butterflies to your yard and garden.

Trees

Trees can be a great addition to your yard and also double to shade the house during those summer months. Fruit producing trees, such as apple trees and cherry trees are always a plus. They look great and provide you fresh fruit as well. Flowering trees like the Magnolia and Dogwood trees are undeniably beautiful; your spring and summer yard will have blooming trees that seem to last and last. Evergreen trees that never lose their color are great for the winter months.

Rocks and Pots

You can add to your landscaping with large pots and rocks or boulders. Large pots (not small ones) are as important as what goes in them. They can be pricey but are a good investment and will look amazing. Rocks are best found in your area. Most times you won’t even have to pay for them if you ask around to see where you might locate construction sites. You can also go to a quarry and buy them cheaper then you can from your local hardware store.

photo by: firepile

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