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Mistakes Made in Landscaping Designs

Mistakes Made in Landscaping Designs

Landscaping Mistakes Do you want to improve the curb appeal of your home? One of the best ways to do it is by coming up with a great landscaping design. You’ll be amazed by how a few trees, some flowers, and a well-manicured lawn will change the way the outside of your home looks. But before you start landscaping, there are some common mistakes you should avoid at all costs. Read about them below.

Not coming up with a plan before you get started

You would be surprised by how many homeowners set out to add a landscape design to the exterior of their home without coming up with a plan first. They run out to the nursery and buy a bunch of trees, flowers, and other plants that look nice but don’t know exactly where they’re going to put them. Then, they start to piece together a plan on the fly while getting the tree, flowers, and plants into the ground and wonder why their design doesn’t look as good in the end as they hoped it would. Mapping out a plan from the beginning will help you avoid this scenario.

Picking out the wrong trees and flowers to plant

When you’re creating a landscaping design, it’s good to get a healthy mix of all kinds of different trees, flowers, and plants into it. But you should make sure that all of them are suitable for your climate before you put them into the ground. You should also check to see how much maintenance they’ll need from you. This will prevent you from having to come up with a new landscaping design soon after your original plants struggle to survive.

Failing to irrigate your landscaping properly

Once you put a landscaping design into place, it’ll be up to you to irrigate your plants and keep them alive. Think about if you have enough time to do it before you landscape your yard. You might want to consider installing an automatic irrigation system if you find that you’re not going to be able to commit to watering and feeding plants on your own. This will obviously be an additional cost, but it could be well worth it when you factor in all the time it’ll save you.

If you’ve never created a landscape design on our own, it’s a good idea to seek out assistance from the pros. VistaPro Landscape & Design can help you revamp your yard and supply you with the landscaping design you’ve always dreamed of. Call us at 301-805-0119 in DC Metro, 410-878-2100 in Annapolis, or 703-652-4545 in Virginia to schedule a consultation.

The Downfalls of DIY Landscaping

The Downfalls of DIY Landscaping

Some people think to themselves, “Well, I might as well do my own landscaping.” They go to Wal-mart and buy the cheapest stuff possible– cheap mulch, cheap plants, cheap plastic chairs… and they have every good intention of making their yard look good. However, there are some cons to DIY (do-it-yourself) landscaping. Physical Demands First… Continue Reading

Things to Check on Your Lawn This Summer

Things to Check on Your Lawn This Summer

You’ve probably spent most of the spring trying to get your lawn in order. Now that summer has finally come around, you should continue to keep a close eye on it to make sure it’s always looking its best. Here are a few of the things you should check on throughout the summer to keep… Continue Reading

Why Mulching Is Important to Your Home’s Landscape

Why Mulching Is Important to Your Home’s Landscape

What is “mulch?” It’s a beneficial material made from decaying leaves, tree bark, compost and more. This concoction gets spread over or around plants in order to benefit them in several ways. Mulching is important for many reasons, including insulation, water retention, weed protection and beauty. The Importance of Mulching What is “mulch?” It’s a… Continue Reading

Landscaping Tips to Follow This Fall

Landscaping Tips to Follow This Fall

Many homeowners associate landscaping with the spring. But the truth is that, if you don’t do landscaping in the fall, your lawn will not look it’s best once the spring comes back around. There are some things that you should do to your lawn every fall to ensure that it stays healthy and survives the… Continue Reading

Why Should You Irrigate Your Lawn?

Why Should You Irrigate Your Lawn?

When you irrigate your lawn, you poke small holes into the soil in order to let water, nutrients, and air get deep down into the roots of your grass. By doing this, it allows the roots to grow much deeper and it makes your lawn look significantly better in the process. It can be especially… Continue Reading

Why It’s Important to Mulch

Did you just plant a new tree on your property? If you haven’t done it already, you should consider putting down some mulch around the base of the tree. Mulch will help your tree to retain water by keeping the roots underneath of the ground moist. This will provide it with all of the water… Continue Reading