It’s that time of the year again; spring is well and truly in the air, the days are getting warmer and the garden is beckoning. However, before you don your gardening gloves and start getting to work on your landscape, there are a few rookie mistakes you need to be sure that you avoid so that you get the most beautifully landscaped garden possible.
A well-landscaped garden plays a vital role when you are selling your home and can add real value to any property. So, whether you are looking to sell your home in the near future, you want to impress the neighbours with your lush garden or you simply want a stunning landscape to enjoy, now is the time to start.
Dust down your garden tools and begin transforming your garden like a pro, avoiding these 4 rookie landscaping mistakes.
- Not Having Your Own Plan
Landscaping magazines, TV shows and ideas on Pinterest can all be fantastic sources of inspiration for any budding landscaper. However, it is important to forge a plan of your own. Consider the space you are working with carefully to ensure that you get the most from it. It’s great to use other projects for inspiration but you need to focus on what works best for your particular space.
- Going Too Big
The key with landscaping is to start small. You might have big ideas, but take it slowly, one step at a time. Landscaping is a slow process; it requires a lot of planning and careful consideration of what plants, shrubs and trees will work best. If you have a big design in mind and you want to execute it well, consider hiring a professional service to ensure you get the outcome you have in mind.
- Allow Time for High Maintenance Flowers
Beautiful, exotic flowers might be pretty to look at but if they require a lot of extra care you might need to think twice about including them in your landscape design. Do your best to choose plants and flowers that are relatively low maintenance. Smart choices now will save you time, money and of course water in the future. And if you really must have that high maintenance shrub, make sure you have the time to look after it properly.
- Mixing Garden and Veggie Garden
Growing your own veggies has become increasingly popular over the last number of years and it is wonderful to see. With that said, you don’t want rhubarb and lettuce planted alongside your roses and petunias. Allocate a space in your garden to plant your vegetables and allow your flowers to add to your kerb appeal.
Design the Landscape of Your Dreams
Designing a landscape is something that every green-fingered garden enthusiast gets excited about. Take the time to plan carefully, consider your space and develop a clear design by consulting a professional landscape designer. Populate your garden with plants and shrubs that are easy to maintain and will complement each other well. Avoid the rookie mistakes we’ve highlighted and you will be able to kick back and enjoy your backyard oasis in no time!