Landscape forms a big part of first impressions for your space and home. That is why you should be careful to avoid these top 5 landscaping mistakes. Read on and find out how to fix them.
- Not having a budget
Taking on a landscaping project can easily cost you more than you expected. Specify the amount you’re willing to pay for different components of the project such as plantings, manpower, water features, and phases from planning to purchasing, planting, and maintaining. Always have foresight to include maintaining as this cost is the most important in ensuring your landscape continues to look the same over the years.
- Not having a plan
A plan is the printed picture of what you envision your landscape to look like. Planning includes having a focal point to choosing the right color scheme and positioning of your plantings and other features. It also allows you to have backup options in case your original design and choices cannot be implemented.
- Choosing plants not fit to your outdoor lifestyle
Some plants need more care than others. Whether it is frequent watering, trimming, sun or soil requirements and even compatibility with your overall surroundings, you should carefully consider these factors as it will affect your maintenance routine. You can also ask your local plant supplier for more information as they would have handy tips for each plant’s care.
- Failing to do proper care and maintenance
More often than not, it’s the lack of maintenance schedule that leaves your landscape looking overgrown, frazzled and lackluster. Make sure you have a schedule for watering, trimming, pruning and raking.
- Not hiring a professional
There are a lot of DIY guides on landscaping. However, if you do not have that extra will, you’ll more likely give up even before midway and that’ll cost you more for a professional to fix all the mistakes you’ve done. Hiring a professional upfront assures you that they will have experience under their belt and you’ll have access to sound advice about your landscape. They can do everything from planning, to buying and planting and even maintaining.