5 Essential Landscaping Tips
With the change in time, landscaping ideas changed a lot in practice and purpose; long ways back in ancient times landscaping was used for self-defense or for a food garden. However, now in this day and age, we do landscaping to maintain the beauty of our surroundings. Smart landscaping is very interesting as it appeals to your home with fresh natural plants as well as boosts the attractiveness of the surroundings.
The professional landscaping tips which add color, texture, functionality, and points of interests to your landscape are as follows:
Tip 1 – Prepare a Budget
You can start by having proper planning of budget for the landscape design. A landscape rendering is to provide you a more visual approach. If you have pre-planned the design of the landscape then it will be easy and cost-effective for you as you already know which plants to pick for your landscape or garden. One of the major things that you need to consider while planning the landscape design is that you need to calculate the cost of annual maintenance along with the landscape area you have covered.
Tip 2 – Use potted plants for your landscaping
The use of potted plants is an amazing method as it can cover a lot of landscaping in a very little amount of time as well as save you the headache of planting bulbs that may not grow. Potted plants are already grown and you can pick from a range of 1 gallon all the way up to 10 gallons plus depending on the plant. if you are patient and don’t mind starting with smaller plants it can save you thousands of dollars. So, if we start planting with 1-gallon plants you can save a lot of money which you can invest in other better shrubs and trees. This is what smart landscaping is.
Some Beautiful plants/trees:
- Hardy Hibiscus
- Dogwood Tree
- Japanese Cherry Blossom
Tip 3 – Do not use landscape fabric
Landscape fabric is a huge waste of time. Some of the landscapers think that landscape fabric is going to weed out the mulched landscape bed, which is not correct. You need to cut down the weed in the beginning, and after the few years, weeds will just grow on the top of the landscape fabric in the broken down mulch and after that, if you open the landscape fabric, weeds will grow through it. This is why we try to not install landscape fabric at any of our properties, we could try to sell you on it but we do not like to lie to our customers here at Kenney Landscaping. You will save money by just having someone pull weeds for you every now and then.
Tip 4 – Return on investment
By maintaining the landscape with appropriate care, you can get a huge return on investment. The initial step is to spend time on the maintenance make sure all the beds are clean and proper looking with clean mulch and zero weeds growing through it. Have the landscape balance the home and bring curb appeal to the property no one wants to buy a home and spend money on the landscaping the first year! Homes with a nice and neat landscape see an average of 5.5 percent to 12.7 percent depending on the type of landscaping! in other words, a home with a value of $500,000 sees an additional $27,500 at 5.5 percent and $63,500 12.7 percent. Keep these numbers in mind when you go to sell your home!
Tip 5 – Consult with a landscaper
Whether you are in the stages of planning the landscape or in the stage of hiring and planting, you should consult with a landscaper to get the job done right! If you are in the stages of planning we at Kenney Landscaping offer professional 3D landscape renderings, they will let you physically see the plans of the job before it is even started. if you are in the stage of hiring we would be happy to help you with your job at hand, we would be happy to help or even give you ideas on what we think should be in the landscape design.
Don’t hesitate to give us a call at (248) 266-5590