Important Tips When Landscaping Your Yard

Your yard is the first glimpse people get of your home. A well kept yard will increase the curb appeal of your home and make you the envy of the neighborhood. Landscaping and Gardening isn’t something that can be done haphazardly. Designing a yard or a landscape is the same as designing a room. A room has to have a flow to it to make it visually appealing. Your yard is the same way, but there are additional considerations that have to be made with a yard. Plants grow and change over years, altering the look of the landscape. Plant and tree placement has to be considered too, as a poorly placed plant can cause damage to your home. If you’re starting from scratch with a empty yard, it may be a good idea to consult with a Houston Landscaping company to get some ideas about plant type and placement. Most yards should have a well placed accent tree or planter bed that is the focal point of the yard. The rest of the yard can be based around the focal point to give it a balanced, pleasant look. An experienced landscape company will be able to suggest various trees or shrubs that will grow well given the soil and their location in the yard.

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Size is an important consideration when planting landscape plants. A small colorful plant may turn into a 12 foot tall bush within only a season or two, overgrowing the area it was originally placed. In turn, when your hedge row is only 10 inches tall after a couple years, you may be surprised to find out you planted dwarf plants instead of full sized! Knowing exactly what you are planting and what size it is expected to be is of utmost importance when planning a landscape.

Placement is often overlooked when Lawn Service and Maintenance a yard. Plants continue to grow year after year. It’s important to not plant anything that will be large, or have deep roots, near septic tanks, house foundations, sidewalks, driveways or pools. These misplaced plants can cause havoc in these areas. Roots can grow into septic tanks causing many expensive problems. Roots can also lift and crack foundations, sidewalks, driveways and pools causing extensive damage and dangerous uneven terrain, opening a vast array of liability problems if someone were to stumble on a cracked walkway. Large trees near homes can also become dangerous when branches overhang roofs. This can allow pests access to your roof and your home, and also damage the roof with falling branches during a wind storm. These trees, placed too close to the home, will need to be repeatedly trimmed or removed to alleviate the problem.

A well landscaped yard creates curb appeal and increases the value of your property. Planning ahead when placing landscape plants will help to avoid costly mistakes and help make your yard easy to maintain.


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