A backyard should be a place you can escape from the confines of indoors, somewhere your kids can play safely, your pets can run free, and you can entertain friends and family well into the evening.
Even a front yard should be an inviting landscape, welcoming people to your home. Whether you’re designing your gardens for the first time or revamping an old look, start off your landscaping with a functional idea of how you want your yard to look. We always suggest brainstorming or picking up a gardening magazine at your local book store, brainstorm and try to really put all of the pieces together before you start planting away. Do you need open areas for kids and pets to roam, dense borders with lots of room for plants, flowers, and shrubs, or a modern patio area with outdoor kitchen to entertain guests? Study the lay of the land of to figure out how your yard will “flow” best with the different elements of your ideas. Your landscaping should have a focal point, such as a large tree, a decorative winding path, or a bordered patio where you can gather with friends. Draw a plan for your landscaping goals, with your other ideas and must-haves designed around the focal point.
Once you’ve got a solid landscaping design, break your plan down into achievable projects. If building a new deck seems like an insurmountable task right now, then start smaller by creating your yard’s borders first. However, be aware that you’ll be more likely to stay within your overall budget by buying building and gardening products in bulk, so try to buy all your materials at once even if you’ll be separating your tasks. And, don’t be afraid to ask your friends for help when it comes to the more labor-intensive aspects of landscaping, including building your fence, moving rocks, and planting trees. Before you know it, you’ll be relaxing on your new patio, bordered by beautiful ornamental plants, while your kids play safely in a sheltered backyard.
Anytime you take on a renovation project you are going to be absorbing a large amount of work, In the coming months we will be releasing more information and tips and tricks for gardening. We also have a youtube channel in the works that will be providing all of our subscribers detailed information about how to plant, spice up your backyard as well as perform home renovations efficiently and correctly.