The summer is coming! It tends to do it every year at about the same time, and yet it still feels like being mown on you. Maybe you are one of those people who likes to stay away for a week each year. This year, though, may be a little different. The economy has become the scary monster in the closet, and maybe you feel this year, you should stay closer to home … with the lights on.
Staying at home is not necessarily a terrible thing. Of course, most of us do not live in a tropical paradise, but that does not mean that your garden can not be your own little oasis. At the very least, you can make your escape everyday.
Your house is your investment. It's where you hang your hat and have so much of your memories, so why not take some of the money you would have spent for this vacation and invest in a landscaping? After all, you have already made the initial investment to own it, why not put some more and do it somewhere where you want to spend time.
Where to start? If you do not have a lot of money to spend, you can change things without breaking the bank. I'm sure piggy banks everywhere are a little more comfortable. There is a chance that you already have what you need to transform your garden into your favorite summer getaway. Here is the first thing you need to decide. Do you do it yourself or should you hire someone? Doing it yourself is always a good way to save money in the first place. The only problem with this idea is that people like landscapers do this to make a living.
They know which plant will do the best in which environment. It's a very important thing to consider. It would be sad if you unearthed your yard before, spent hundreds or even thousands on new plantings just to get your front yard converted into an intensive care unit in one year. A landscaper can also give you tips on how to save money on your overall design. You can have a fantastic tree somewhere in your yard, but because it's in the wrong place, it's just throwing away all the design. The landscaper can move this for you in a more aesthetic place. Maybe a simple design would work best for you. By focusing on a large key plant and surrounding this focal point with smaller accent plants, you can save money there as well. Another tip, is the ground cover. Things like pachysandra can help fill a void without costing you a lot of money. It also helps keep weeds under control. You just need to make sure that with any type of plant of this nature, you keep the IT under control.
The designer can also teach you how to take care of your greenery. This is another important element to consider. Again, spending money to invest in this kind of work is really self-destructive if everything dies.
In addition to plantations, there is also a landscape that is difficult to consider. A brick driveway or driveway can lend such a nice accent to a backyard. And of course, the centerpiece of most backyards would be the patio. This is the place that you are most likely to receive on the outside, so be a little more careful. What is one of the hottest trends this year for the outside? Ironically, it is fire. Firepits and brick barbecues are in vogue right now. You can go buy a cheaper metal fireplace in a lot of big box stores. But if you want something a little more permanent, you can get one in bricks or natural stones. It's really a wonderful piece of accent.
However, you decide to go there, do your research first. If you are going to do the work yourself, I applaud your joy. Just make sure you look at which plants are best for your soil and your area. If you decide that you would like to sit back and relax with a nice glass of lemon while someone else does the work, be sure to do the research there. You want to make sure that you hire a reputable company. It may well be worth going with the company that will charge a few hundred dollars more if this company has a good reputation. After all, if you spend money and the work is not done, it will cost you a lot more than a few hundred.