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Outdoor Landscaping Ideas For The Home That Can Be Done By Yourself

By author On October 20, 2010 Under Uncategorized

If you like to save money look for outdoor landscaping ideas for the yard and garden you can do yourself. For most outdoor projects you do not need to hire a landscape architect if you are willing to do the research and work yourself.

Take your time and plan out your yard. Look online for ideas and visit your local home improvement center. Maybe you have been to a friend’s home and liked what they had done. Something as easy as painting the fence and adding a few flowers can do wonders and just take a day.

It is important to do a simple sketch with measurements of your outdoor space. Note where the doors and windows of your home are. Decide what locations you want to change. Do you want an area for the kids? Would you like a vegetable garden or an outdoor kitchen? How about a small koi pond?

Make sure that you are aware of the amount of work your landscaping entails. For those who do not enjoy mowing a lawn or if there is a lack of natural rain having a lawn can be a tedious and sometimes difficult task to maintain. Items such as rock gardens or flowerbeds are just as visually enticing as having a lush, dark green space in your back yard. There are some families that enjoy having decorative artifacts such as a birdbath, fountain or even statues while others prefer to stick with an arrangement of complementary flowers or stone designs.

Visit your local home and garden center to find out which plants flourish in your particular area. Easy care, high payoff perennials are wonderful because you can count on them to return every year without much attention. This will save you money in replanting every year.

If your goal is to create something visual attractive with not much upkeep involved plant for all seasons. Get an assortment of evergreen shrubs and trees that look good all year. Mix in a few seasonal plants also. Ones that bare fruit in the spring and change color in the fall.

Unless you have to have a lawn for your children to frolic on try to lose it. It is such a time and water waster. Play areas can be created with sand or bark. Look into “rubber bark” that is made out of recycled tire and lasts long and looks great.

Landscaping ideas for the yard and garden you can do yourself are very rewarding. Anybody can write a check to a landscape architect but only a few could get out there and do it themselves. It will be your own creation designed by your imagination.

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