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Loving Your Little Landscape

I have never been a natural gardener. For years, I struggled to keep basic houseplants alive, only to kill them at the first opportunity. It was difficult and stressful to buy a home with a yard, but I knew that I might be able to learn what I was doing wrong and correct the problem. To start off, I focused heavily on the lawn, and tried hard to keep it trimmed and well-maintained. Next, I cleaned up the flowerbeds. It was a lot of work, but I knew that it would pay off in the end. When I was done, my front yard was gorgeous, and guess what--it even stayed alive. This blog is all about loving your little landscape.



Loving Your Little Landscape

Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Landscape Design

by Charlotte White

There are plenty of reasons why you should pay attention to your home's landscaping. An attractive landscape will add value to your home in addition to enhancing the curb appeal of your property. If you are looking to sell your home, landscaping will help you stand out from other homes on the market. Landscape design can also increase privacy and make your property safer. Here are three tips that will help you get the most out of your landscape design.

Hire A Pro

If you are looking to update your landscape design, hiring a professional landscaping designer should be considered. A designer will work with you to create a landscape that best suits your property and your lifestyle. Even if you already know what you want your landscape to look like, hiring a designer will help you streamline your design. You can get as much or as little help as you need. On average, hiring a landscape designer to consult on your landscape project will cost between $50 and $150 per hour

Make It Maintainable

One mistake that many make when it comes to landscaping is going with a landscape design that is difficult to maintain. When it comes to maintenance, if you are doing it yourself, think carefully before going with a plan that requires a lot of upkeep. If you decide to hire out for your landscaping maintenance, make sure you can afford the labor necessary to keep your landscaping design intact. If maintenance is a concern, you can work with a landscaping designer to develop a landscape that is both easy to care for and attractive.

Budget Before You Start

Another mistake that many make is starting work on their landscape before they come up with a budget. You need to consider how much you can spend before work begins. This will help ensure that you are making the best use of your funds and putting in features that offer the best returns on investment. If you have trouble coming up with a figure, an excellent place to start is spending somewhere between five and 10 percent of the value of your home on your landscaping.

If you are looking into new landscaping, there are a few things that you can do to get the best landscape design. Hiring a professional landscape designer is an excellent way to get a landscape design that works for your needs. You will also want to make sure that your landscaping is maintainable. Finally, before work even begins, make sure you come up with a budget. 

Contact a local landscape design service to learn more.