We tend to think of landscaping our garden right after winter ends. Now that your garden isn’t covered in snow, you can fully get into the process of sprucing it up and brightening the area with colour in preparation for spring. You have to think about which plants are going to suit your location well when you’re choosing new vegetation.
Understand the climate you’re living in. The plants suited to a temperate region wouldn’t do very well in a tropical climate. Therefore, you need to know how much sun your plants need. Some would need some shade so you’ll have to think of different places to plant them. You can also have artificial shading devices like an arch. The amount of sunlight needed should be considered when you plant different plants next to each other. Some plants tend to complement each other while some compete for resources. You can’t simply arrange the plants based on how they’ll look. Gardening services can help you in redesigning and landscaping your front or back yard.
You can either hire a service or do it yourself. However you do it, you need to come up with a plan. You cannot carry out a landscaping plan overnight. There have to be different stages. Note down the activities that should occur at different stages with dates. You can have a professional landscape designer give ideas about the project. You can also browse online for ideas. Inspiration can be found by looking at beautiful gardens of neighboring houses as well. For example, pavers can instantly transform a garden. You can arrange them in a pattern of your choice and use it to create paths throughout your garden.
You should also know what kind of local pests are in your neighborhood. It could be insects, wildlife or other stray animals that can break in and make a mess in your garden. Therefore, you need to think about how to protect your garden as well. Some natural plants can ward off certain insects. Fencing or wire mesh will be able to keep wildlife away. You should also know how much the plants will grow and what kind of height they’ll achieve before you choose what to put in your garden. This will decide the location in which you plant them in. Other things you should take note of before planting is room for people to walk around, how the plants will obstruct views when you’re inside your home etc.
Landscaping needs to be maintained. This includes watering and pruning the plants, weeding the garden, replacing dead plants with new ones etc. Therefore, you should take into account your free time before you choose plants. There are low maintenance and high maintenance plants. You can ask a professional to recommend a few types that will thrive in your local conditions. You can also hire a gardener who will come take care of your garden regularly.