Thursday, April 4, 2013

Landscaping Ideas on a Budget

Most of us treat our homes as our castle, but the area right outside looks like a ugly scarred landscape worthy of a war plot, you know you have work to do. You should never abandon the landscape around your property. In fact, a beautiful, functional and lively yard can increase a property's value by as much as 20 percent. This stress the point that, an affordable landscaping approach can gain in multiple ways- aesthetically, financially and of course in health if you do the work yourself ie DIY adding to physical activity and mental pleasure :) In addition, it could be a perfect leisure activity to spend the spare time and for pensioners, a good idea to kill the boredom. Coupling landscape with organic farming (need not be a big farm :) at least a couple of plants to feed one) could further improve the results.

Change from sand pits to gardens

Example figure to show how the discarded space around the property can lower its value by 20%

First thing to be kept in mind while starting a landscape is to have a solid idea of what you are going to do. This can avoid a lot of unnecessary expenses. There are a few places that you can get some fantastic landscaping ideas and probably the best place is the internet. You can find several sites on the internet that will all have a great landscaping idea or two for you to take and make your own. 

wait!! before jumping out in to the yard and start making your garden.. It is important that you spend some time thinking. A clever research and thoughts can help you in creating a stunning landscaping of your yard in the front and in the back. So finding the perfect landscaping idea is essential to your success. 

  • Take a walk around your property in order to get a good picture of what can be done. Have a look at the drainage  slopes and levels of your property. Int his way you will be able to tell which landscaping idea is right for you to start with. Try to keep the eyes open and notice like a detective :) The more you look in, the easier things will be. It would be fatal and loss of money to choose a landscaping idea and then start work only to find that it cannot be completed halfway through due to some aspect of your property. 

  • Secondly, before you choose the final landscaping idea that you are going to use take a little extra time to learn the basics of landscaping. This is extremely important if you have never did any similar work in the past. If you are a novice in the whole world of landscaping then you might want to take out a good book or two from the local library. This way you will get a first hand knowledge on it without paying for it. Looking at several good  landscaping books can help you to find a suitable landscaping idea in them. 

Now, if you are changing the landscaping in your front yard and your back yard then you need to use a landscaping idea which can fit them together.  A flowing design from your front and back yards will give you the best possible design. So look at a landscaping idea that will give you similar sort of harmony and you will have a better yard around you.


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