How to Landscape a Property for Beginners

Did you just move into a new home? The next thing you’d want to work on is your garden. It is time to tackle its landscaping that will meet your needs and reflect your personal preferences.  In the following, let’s start with some tips on how to landscape a property or an existing home.

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Getting started in landscaping

Do not feel intimidated. Instead, feel good because this is the perfect opportunity to bring out a little bit of creativity. Your garden is your own, so feel free to think of the design and style that will best reflect your personality. Check out the following for tips for ways on how to get started in landscaping your garden.

What is in your property?

You may also want to take some time in finding out what is already in the garden. Does it already have trees and bushes? These existing features, along with flowerbeds, potting shed and garage, must also be on your list when planning the landscaping.

Are there paths and fountains? All these existing design features will help you have a feel of what you like to have in your home’s landscaping and have a better idea on possible problems.

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Should you remove some plants and trees?

Yes, you don’t have to retain plants that you do not like in your new garden landscape.

What do you plan to use the garden for most of the time?

How do you want to use your garden? Are you going to spend most of your free time in this space?  Would you like to play games or entertain friends here? Would you like to spend BBQ weekends in this spot?

What’s in your neighborhood?

You may also want to get ideas based on the existing landscaping designs of other gardens in your neighborhood.  Their design elements might be helpful for you to figure out what to include in your layout.

Should you add fences in the design?

Adding fences is a faster way to achieve privacy in your garden than shrubs do. They can provide you with instant gratification.  In front of the fences, you can put up trees and shrubs for added texture and depth.

Pro Tips in Landscaping Design

There must be smart spacing in the design.  Consider the mature sizes of the trees and shrubs. For one, they must be able to bring balance in your property’s front. Remember that trees too close to your home could bring sewer and foundation issues later.

Also, the shrubs must not be touching the siding of your home. They should also not be blocking the windows.  Shrubs and plants must be accentuating the beauty of your property and not shielding it.

Hardscaping must be well incorporated in the landscaping plan. It will be able to complement the plants, adding curb appeal to your property. You don’t need to add a new patio because some stones to surround under the trees, for one, can boost the design.

Considering year-round colors with plants for all seasons

If you want to achieve all-year-round texture and color in the garden, you may want to add perennials, shrubs and annuals when planning for the plants to include in your landscape design.

As a tip,   plant some evergreen shrubs that possess both winter and fall appeal. You may also want to ask a landscaping artist if you need more help on this one.

Perennials are going to come back with some maintenance, while lovely annuals will be able to add some summer color.

Getting a lawn treatment

If you’re thinking of putting your property up on the market, consider getting the services of a lawn expert that will help you achieve lovely and lush grass for your property.

You may also want to remove the plants and shrubs that have winter burn or dead spots.  Remember, it is worse to look at sick-looking plants than having none at all. You should also see to it that the beds have no weeds and that there are no bent hooks or broken planters.

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Working with a landscaping expert

Boost the curb appeal of your new home in Maryland! Consider working with a landscaping artist that can help turn your visions into reality by helping develop your style. However, be able to find the right professional that will be there to listen and provide you with sound advice and suggestion.

If you like the ideas of and you decide working with the landscaping professional, you may hire him and his crew to design your garden. These people are knowledgeable and skilled in covenants and local codes as well.

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They may also know contractors that may help you address any drainage issues.   The pros also have the needed skills in looking at your property’s overall picture, helping you with proper advice that can also save you money instead of splurging had you decided doing it yourself.

Do you think we missed a tip or two in landscaping a new home? Do you have any ideas or suggestions that you think would boost a home‘s appeal with a great garden design? Write us!