Whether you’re simply looking for a small garden or a full landscape design, you should figure out how to complete the task on your hand. Sure, you could hire a professional service to handle the job, but it will cost you each month. Not to mention the monthly upkeep. Learning the skills necessary to perform do-it-yourself landscaping are useful, time-saving, and efficient.
Understand Your Abilities
If you’re not quite sure how to properly water a whole garden, or perhaps you have a brown thumb instead of a green thumb, take some time to research gardening beforehand. You’ll save yourself some time and money by understanding the intricacies of landscape design and proper garden care.
On the other hand, if you’re somewhat experienced when it comes to soil types, plants, and treatment methods, then do-it-yourself landscaping should be quite simple. Even so, a carefully laid-out plan can help craft a cohesive, natural look to your landscape.
Clear and Craft
Before the real work can begin, you need to remove the clutter from your yard. This means removing any overgrown elements, cutting back on the nifty lawn gnomes, and perhaps removing broken stone paths or fences. If you have an overall design in mind for your yard, starting completely fresh gives you the proper canvas to work on.
Next, with a little investment, begin laying down the foundation of your plan. Installing new white-picket fences, latticework or a walkway leading to the garden are great first steps. Take everything in stride, and never overwork yourself. It is easy to become overwhelmed during a do-it-yourself project.
Remember, there is no shame in hiring a contractor to split the work with!