These are a few landscape tips and tricks to keep in mind before you start your project which will save you time and money.
Make sure you know how big the trees, plants and flowers you select for your design will be when they are fully mature. This will help you decide where to place them in your design. If you plant trees or other plants that will be large to close to your house, other structure or directly under power lines, you will have to spend time and money to keep them trimmed when they are fully grown.
Planting perennial flowers will save you time and money because they come back year after year. You can add more color, texture and visual interest each year for a small amount of money and time. Some perennials will multiply over the years and you can divide them and use them in other areas of your yard.
Weeding seems to be the least favorite chore of landscaping. Consider using a weed block fabric to save you time. When selecting a weed block fabric make sure it is woven so water and air can get through. A heavy duty quality landscape fabric can stop weeds for many years saving you from pulling weeds. Purchasing a cheaper fabric can leave you pulling weeds in just a couple of years, so don’t skimp on the cost. The benefits of purchasing higher quality fabric can last
up to twenty years.
Your yard should be an area that reflects your personal style and can be enjoyed by your family and friends without consuming all your time and money. Planning and preparing before you start planting will save you both time and money in your landscape architecture.