If you are a type of person who wants to do things all by yourself, then doing your own landscaping might have crossed your mind. Landscaping is no joke, you really have to use your creative juices and have full understanding what landscaping is all about.
This is not just about planting trees, putting your decorations or laying out your lawn nicely. If you are one of the people who don’t have an idea of how complicated landscaping job is, then a list of DIY tips will help you get started.
1. Choose your Theme
Choosing your theme is the first and critical step you have to do. It can be as simple as choosing a one color scheme or can be a bit complicated such as tropical forest or somehow an oasis-like theme. Your theme is your decision, so choose one that reflects your personality best.
The goal is to make your garden unique and attractive to look at. You have to select it wisely because you cannot change your theme if you are halfway through.
2. Research more.
You might have a few ideas on plants you want to incorporate in your garden but you have to research more. Make sure to research more about the climate, condition and care these plants need. Be an expert of every plant you have in mind that you want for your garden.
Knowing all of this can make you save time, money and effort. It is important that these plants will be taken care of or they will just end up dead and be an eyesore for your landscape.
3. Keep it Simple
You don’t have to go overboard with your decorations. Keeping it simple and elegant will bring out the real beauty of your plants along with the accessories. Placing rocks, garden gnomes, water structures and others in the right place will help enhance the landscape.
Bring in your creativity in this step and you will surely have great results. Don’t use too many or you will end up having an overcrowded garden.
4. Budget if you can
Set your budget and stick to it. Getting out of what you have will make you feel remorse in yourself. It is practical to save money, especially when rainy days come.
5. Save Money
In all possible ways, try to save money. Being thrifty is the best way you can save more but have the things you want. How to save? List down all the things you need, shop around to look for the sale items, and make wise decisions.
This list could go on but these five tips will help your DIY landscaping get started. I am surely hoping for the best on your upcoming project and may you have a beautiful and appealing landscape in weeks to come!