How to Landscape – For Beginners

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You have decided that this year you are going to make your landscaping the envy of the neighborhood. The problem is, you don’t know where to begin or what to do. If you are feeling a little overwhelmed by the task of making your yard a beautiful place to enjoy, take a step back and do a little planning. First you need to decide what your budget is so that you can decide how much work your going to do in your yard and what types of materials you can buy. Next you should create a plan. Try sketching something out so you have a guide for decision making going forward. You don’t have to be an artist to make this useful. It just needs to be a diagram that you understand. Make sure you pay attention to Mother Nature when you are laying out your plan. Consider things like where the sun hits the yard and where you are in the shade. If you have areas of your yard that are prone to flooding, you need to plan around that as well. Start small and grow from there. The article below will help you learn about basic design elements that you should consider when picking out the plants, furniture and other items for the yard. Use these guidelines to make your yard a beautiful place to enjoy. 

I have some thoughts on How to Landscape and where to begin. When I watch landscaping shows on HGTV I am always amazed at how easy it looks. You get a few friends together, dig up the grass, lay down some pavers, add a pergola or water feature. Voila! A ho-um yard becomes spectacular. The next thing you know, you’re off to the home improvement store buying supplies to create your own landscape sensation.

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