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Do you plan to renovate and make your lawn and yard more beautiful? Do you need some professional help or you want to do it all by yourself? This article will help you to determine if you’re a good match for do-it-yourself (DIY) landscaping.
Landscaping is frequently part of any home construction or house renovation. According to Wikipedia, it is alteration of visible features of the land that comprises flora and fauna (gardening), fences and lighting condition, bodies of water, and elevation. Landscaping is considered as both science and art. It is considered as science because it needs a good knowledge of understanding the nature and elements. It is also an art because it needs to have an artistic and creative work.
In landscape making, one of the hardest things to create is the hardscape or also known as paved area (street/sidewalk). They are sidewalks, patios, retaining walls, and artificial water feature. It can also refer to any land area which is ready for landscaping plans using hard wearing materials such as stone, concrete and bark.
Below are suggested ideas for an effective landscaping DIY project that you can use on your own house:
1. You should evaluate the gardening style you currently have. In doing so, it will help you to find out how much or how little you can accomplish with do-it-yourself landscaping. There are small changes that you can do by yourself like making beds and boarders around your lawn. However, complicated landscaping like building lots of shrubs may require the help of landscaping professionals.
2. In doing your patios/sidewalks, put a soothing water on it. It creates a serene and peaceful feeling when you put a water design on your patio.
3. If you have a large tree on your area, why not make it your patio? According to patio designer experts, it is more appropriate to make a patio under the canopy of a large for it can cool down the heat of the summer. Or if you want to relax, this patio will help you to take a good break in the afternoon.
4. On your patio, consider planting flowers that can spray fragrance. You can put a Hyssop. Or any flowers you want to plant on your patio. Just make sure that it can create a good scent.
5. Sometimes, there are visitors who are interested to hang out on the patio than inside the home. You can put a rug or carpet as well. Pick a carpet or rug that is weather resistant and made of high quality materials. You may also select a recycled one provided that it is environmental-friendly and still presentable.
6. In the garden, you can also put some outdoor furniture like dining set, which is ideal for picnic or small gathering among your friends or family members. Benches and umbrellas are also good addition.
7. You can ask for the service of professional landscapers to help you out with fixing your lawn. The first thing you need to think of is the soil. Make sure that the soil you have is healthy and being fed with natural materials.
8. You can also use your kitchen and yard waste (compost) for your fertilizer on your lawn.
9. You can also build a compost bin in your garden. You can do this by purchasing waterproof and rot-resistant wood that will survive the elements.
10. When putting up a retaining wall, one must excavate the site using shovel and dig a trench on where you laid out a line. It must also wider than the blocks you are going to use for the wall.
Whether you want to build a small garden bed or a whole landscape transformation, you need to find out what you can do yourself and the professional help you need. Keep in mind that the first thing you need to do is to assess your landscaping skills and second is to allot a budget on the DIY landscape project.
Candice has a passion for writing and travelling. She likes to travel and take photos of landscape and write something about it. Candice also writes for PAAL Kit Homes if she has a spare time.