The Do’s And Don’ts of Landscaping

Who doesn’t want a well-manicured lawn? It boosts not only the visual appeal of your home but also its value as a property.  Compare the imagery of a yard that’s riddled with brown patches and overgrown bushes to that of a lush, green lawn and you will immediately want to put a huge tarpaulin over the first image. Naturally, you don’t want to extract that emotion from people who may be coming over to possibly buy your house.

What you need is a strategic approach to landscaping. Spring, TX property owners like you can get a neatly landscaped yard without the usual problems that come right along with it. Problems like going over your budget and maintenance woes can plague landscaping projects long after they’re finished.

So here are landscaping do’s and don’ts you may want to use to prevent such issues.

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Do come up with a landscaping design that meets your needs.

Your neighbor’s lawn may look stunning. But will the same design serve your specific needs for outdoor living? The first mistake you can make with your landscaping is to copy somebody else’s yard because you will each have different uses for the outdoor space.

Make a list of the usual activities you may want to do in your yard: entertain, relax, or meditate. Then use your activities to detail and map out the features of your yard: patio, pool, or meditation garden.

Do visualize your yard at maturity.

Some trees may not provide the level of privacy or dramatic impact you want for your yard. So before you pick out your plants and trees, know what they will look like fully grown. Aside from functional or visual appeal, picturing your yard at maturity will help you choose plants and trees that are easy to maintain.

Do your landscaping in stages.

If you have a limited budget, you can approach landscaping in stages. Do one or two zones for this month, and then take on the remaining zones a few months after or when you have sufficient funds.


Don’t let your yard waste water.

This can happen with certain types of turf. Ideally, you’ll want to choose grass that doesn’t need watering and that’s suitable for growing in Spring, Texas. Lush grass is pretty, but if it ends up consuming too much water, you will need to spend more for your lawn.

Don’t take on a landscaping project on your own.

Finally, hire professional landscapers. You may enjoy digging dirt and planting perennials or putting herbs in pots, but landscaping is a huge undertaking. It needs time and know-how to produce the kind of design you would find appealing and suitable to your needs.

About the author: Kenneth Lawrence is a passionate “handyman”. His craft involves DIY concepts. But he also values the importance of getting expert help whenever necessary. He likes to share guidelines and tips about stuff on home improvement. He visits sites like He writes and reads almost anything that can hone his skills and increase his knowledge about home improvement and construction.

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