One of the least costly home improvements with a big impact is to improve your backyard or front yard with garden landscaping. If you are putting your home on the market or just want a more pleasant place to live, consider building a garden for shade, entertaining, or just plain enjoyment of nature. You can do this projects over several months or as a weekend project. It will not matter since plants are not going anywhere and are in no rush. Try starting your garden towards spring when you will have a growth spurt of plant life, and will make planting so much easier when you are working with the cycle of nature. Getting the right garden advice is crucial before you begin any project. Here are some small tips:
Make Plans and Design Your Garden in Advance
If you are sowing a garden with a purpose, make some rough plans about the shape and selection of your gardens. Try window shopping at your local nurseries or hardware for some garden furniture that might catch your interest. You might like having a statue or a swing set in your backyard. A barbecue would be great for some summertime entertaining for friends and family. For shade trees, consider smaller type trees and shrubs if you life in a neighborhood where homes are close together. Large trees will pose as a safety threat otherwise and neighbors might complain if the leaves of your tree fall into their side of the fence.
Choose Native Varieties
Consult with your local nursery to choose native varieties for your garden. Plants that are native to your area are sturdier and much easier to grow. They will also have a lot more resistance to diseases and pests found in your area. But if you have your heart set on planting something exotic, do some research first on their ideal planting climates and needs or they will die as soon as you transplant them into your lawn. Some plant prefer shade while others will thrive in full sun. Choose plant varieties according to the shade and light of your yard then plant accordingly. This simple yet subtle consideration will make the difference between a thriving or a dying garden.