What can make your home really pop? Having a fantastic landscape surrounding your home. As a homeowner, you have a few options to design the landscape of your dreams. You can hire a lawn service company or do it yourself. In this article, we will cover some of the best landscaping ideas you can do right now. Look around your home now, what can you improve? Coming up with some landscaping ideas should be fairly easy once you take an inventory.
Starting a home landscaping project is no different than any other kind of landscaping project. It’s only natural for one to want their home to be aesthetically pleasing to anyone passing by. Not only does this add a “WOW factor” to your house but raises the value as well. If you have a little elbow grease and a few hours to spare, you can design your own home landscaping design easily.
Sketch your floor plans
It’s important to get the overall look of your property. From there you can create numerous designs that will suit your needs. Pro tip: Use graph paper to sketch your floor plan so it will be easier to scale your drawings.
There are also numerous landscaping software on the market that can make this process easier. They also help you see different design layouts and options, which is always good to know when you have a lot of great ideas.
Another simple way to find the best landscaping designs is to use Google. By searching “landscaping designs” or similar queries you will be able to find endless ideas.
Always be aware of any zoning restrictions before starting your landscaping design projects. In some places, you can’t have trees too high or even install a fence on your property. This will save a lot of headache down the road to nip this in bud. (pun intended).
Other things to consider when embarking on a landscaping design
Drainage: This will help prevent any wet areas.
Soil: Depending on the type of soil you have, this can affect which types of greenery you can plant.
Sun Light: Very important! Check which parts of your home and yard have good sunlight. This also helps decide where to put furniture and plants.
The View: Go inside, where can you see your yard? Make sure you will be able to appreciate the beauty once your landscaping project is complete.
2 Important questions to ask yourself before starting:
- How big is the area for my project?
2. How long will it take from start to finish?
And last but not least, make the landscaping design family-friendly. Each part of your home should be designed based on who uses that area the most.
Following some of these tips should help kickstart your landscaping design projects. If you don’t think you can undertake such a project there is nothing wrong with contacting your local lawn care provider and getting a professional to undertake any larger projects.
- About the Author
Alex Grigoryan is a Professional Home Improvement and Lifestyle Writer. He has been in the industry for over 6 years and has been writing for Chique Home Living since 2019. His work has been featured in prestigious blogs such as Spruce Home, Better Homes & Garden, and more.