Landscaping is a simple way to increase the value as well as improve the aesthetics of your home. There is a common misconception that this is only something that the wealthy can afford. However, anyone can easily attain an inviting and elegant yard with simple upgrades. It is highly advisable to work with a reputable and experienced landscaper to ensure that you get the best value for your money.
This is because a professional will ensure that you get an organized look that incorporates all the elements of height, color, texture and balance. The professional will also make the work easier for you and not have to deal with the hard spots in the yard. To get started on your landscaping project here are some tips to guide you along:
Set up a budget
Landscaping is a crucial part of any home improvements however you should note that it will demand your dedication, time and money. You should ensure that you select a landscaping level that you can maintain and enjoy at the same time. A landscaping rule of thumb that you might not be aware of is that you should spend approximately 10% of your home value on landscaping if you are starting afresh. This includes everything from lighting, irrigation systems, fences, decks and pergolas among others.
Keep in mind that you need to buy tools such as pruner, trowels, leaf blower, electric edging tool cultivator and digger among others. These tools will ensure the job is done much faster and easier, thus saving you time as you manage your yard. Having a justified budget will ensure that your budget will not be stalled in case funds run out and that you have all the tools you need.
Come up with a plan
Before you even begin purchasing plants and materials for the landscaping, you should take time to come up with a plan to ensure that you buy everything that you will need. Working with a designer will help you come up with a plan that will take into account the fixed features like the driveway, pools, walkways and the house itself. This will also include existing trees and other plants in the yard so that you can know how to incorporate any other new plants.
The home systems such as air conditioning units, roofing materials, gutters and water pipes should also be in your plan. You need to ensure that their functionality is not compromised when landscaping. Take time to inspect your yard so that you are familiar with each nook and cranny to help you in space planning. You will also get to know the sun patterns which will come in handy when planning the plants layout. The planning phase is important as it will help save you money, efforts and time.
Take note of the season
Depending on the season you will need to pay extra attention to certain areas of your yard and the plants that you select to plant. There are certain plants and flowers that will bloom throughout the year and some will be available during particular seasons. For instance, during winter, you should not expect to have a green lawn. It is highly advisable to take into account the local weather conditions and environment as this will come into account in maintaining balance in nature. If you are not sure on where to start, you can contact us at Kings County Nurseries and will we guide you in your landscaping project. Most garden centers in NYC will have everything you need but for annual plants, you need to call to confirm for availability; we have these all the time. What’s more, we will also advise you on how to deal with pests and diseases that often attack plants in our local environment.