Hiring a landscaping company to re-do your home’s front and backyard can add up quickly. By taking the DIY approach, you can save yourself thousands and still have a beautiful looking yard.
Plan your vision out
The best way to begin a new landscaping project is to sit down and make a list of what you want and need out of your yard. Do you want a vegetable garden? A play area for the kids? An area to entertain guests during the summer? Writing it out can help you get organized and also get rid of ideas that might not be obtainable. Make sure to also take notes on how the sun is during different times of the day if you are planning on growing a garden, or creating a patio that you plan on using a lot.
Front or backyard?
Not sure where to start? The front yard is a great place to start your landscaping project. In most homes, the front yard is smaller, which can help you get a little practice in. This can also give you an idea of how much work you will need to actually put in. By starting with the front yard, you can also increase your curb appeal right away. Make sure to start with fixing up the porch, laying down a new walkway, building a new fence or constructing a patio. This ensures your newly planted plants do not get harmed during the process.
Choosing the right plants
This can make or break your new and improved yard. Making sure to pick the correct plants that will survive the type of conditions your yard has is essential. The best way to help pick out the right plants for your home is to consult your local garden center. It is very important to know how to care for the plants you intend to plant and know their needs.
With planning, research, and a little elbow grease, landscaping your yard without a professional is completely achievable. To read more about DIY projects, check out our home improvement blog here.