Creating the Perfect Garden for Your New Home
Congratulations on the purchase of your new home, and if you’re a first-time home buyer, extra kudos for achieving that milestone! Now it’s time to get cracking on the work that needs to be done around the house. You may need to do minor improvements and alterations, but a sure way of making your house pop is to design a stunning garden. Planting flowers and shrubs and landscaping your garden is an affordable and effective way of making your house stand out from the rest. Here are some tips to keep in mind when creating your perfect garden.
Hire a Landscaper, or Do it Yourself?
This one will boil down to your landscaping budget. If you’ve got a substantial budget, hiring a landscaper is a viable option. The landscaper will take a look at the layout of your garden, consider your requests, and start working on a plan. Depending on the landscaper you hire, they might even give you a representation of your new landscaped yard using specialized design software.
The most significant advantage of using a professional landscaper is that they utilize a team to do the work. Laying of grass, planting flowers and trees, or even building gondolas or gazebos will be completed by a team of workers.
That means your garden will be award-winning within a couple of weeks. Now, if your budget doesn’t allow for landscaping, you’ll need to do it yourself. Fortunately, there are plenty of resources available on the internet that will give you tips and tricks from industry professionals.
The biggest drawback is you need to do all the work. Not only is this trying, but it will take a bit longer than getting professionals in to do the job. Doing it yourself will give you a sense of accomplishment, and you can alter things exactly the way you want. When you’re DIY-ing it, you’re in control every step of the way.
Make it Evergreen
This doesn’t mean that your garden needs to be littered with pine trees. If you want to, however, why not? It’s your garden. Having a garden that looks great every season will make your neighbors envious for sure. A good way of making that happen is by planting shrubs that keep things fresh in winter or summer. Do some research, and find out which plants will work in your area all year round.
There are many other small things that you can do to make your garden spectacular. Adding some outdoor seating, a small water feature, or laying down stepping stones are all great ways to increase your garden’s visual appeal. None of these things needs to be expensive either. Find something that suits your budget and get working on that garden, Mr Greenfinger.