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Landscaping is a great way to spruce up your home. It gives it effective curb appeal and can even add value if you are thinking of selling.
Many people steer clear of landscaping under the misconception that it can cost a lot of money, or that a professional should do it. As with anything around the home, with some basic knowledge under your belt you can do just as good a job as a professional.
Here are some basic landscaping techniques to get you started.
- Search the internet and gardening magazines and compile a folder (physical or on your computer) of gardens you like. You can like the entire garden or just one aspect of it. If it’s just one thing you like, make sure you include a note with the picture.
- Once you feel you have enough pictures, sit down and work out exactly what you like and want. When you do this, be mindful of the space you are working with and other factors, such as money.
- Next, draw up a plan of where things will go in your garden. You don’t have to draw well, but try to keep things realistic. When you are drawing up your plan, be mindful of geographical features. Is the ground uneven? Does water collect in a corner of the yard where you were thinking of putting a garden chair? Keep such things in mind when designing your garden.
Landscaping isn’t just for those with lots of cash. Give it a go yourself!