Landscape Like a Millionaire Do-it-yourself
Landscape Like A Millionaire Do-It-Yourself
We all are aware that good landscaping can make or break the appearance of your home. A well manicured and professional looking yard is something we all wish to have, but something that many think you must either be very wealthy or be able to hire a service to achieve. Thankfully, this is not true, and if you are willing to do your research and shop at online nursery or a wholesale nursery, you can achieve the landscaping you have been dreaming about with a little bit of money and a lot of hard work.
Do Some Research
One of the first things you should do before getting started with your landscaping is to research the look you are going for. Are you a regular, English garden fan? Or would you rather have a more eclectic look? There are many websites and magazines with beautiful pictures and descriptions to help you jumpstart your gardening plans. Another thing you should do is determine which gardening zone you are in. Only invest your money into plants that will thrive in your area.
Add Some Trees
If your yard is big enough, you should consider adding some trees. Trees add vertical interest and texture to your yard, helping it to look older and more established. Consider shopping at a tree nursery and look at both some slower growing hardwoods and some fast-growing trees like oak trees. Employees at a tree nursery will be able to talk you through what their young trees will look like as they grow, and inform you of what varieties are magnificent shade trees and which will add the best visual interest to your landscaping.
Accent With Bushes and Hedges
Strategically add some shrubs to help keep your garden appearing dense and lush in times when your flowers are not in bloom. Like trees, these plants will give some height and depth to your landscaping that will keep it from appearing flat and dull. Many varieties provide foliage that is textured, colored, and uniquely shaped. Discuss how big each array is expected to get and what kind of maintenance is involved with your wholesale nursery, so you do not end up with plants that are too large or hard to maintain.
The Fun Part, Add Flowers
This is possibly the most exciting part of landscaping and is undoubtedly the part that will set your garden above the rest. Shop at an online nursery to find a good variety of perennial flowers that will bloom during various seasons to ensure your garden always has something in bloom. Accent your perennials with bright annuals, and add texture to the use of fern plants and live mosses. Ask your nursery professional which flowers look best in groups and be sure to note which are tall and which are short to avoid blocking a gorgeous bloom.
The most important thing is to have fun while saving money and achieving a yard that looks like you put a million bucks into it!