What is backyard landscaping? It encompasses the work that you do on plantings like trees, shrubs, drought resistant plants, ground covers, annuals, perennials, etc. It also includes work that you do on patios, decks, outdoor walls and fences, driveways and pathways, lawns, water gardens and rock gardens, etc.
Why is backyard landscaping so popular? There are a few reasons. In the first place doing landscaping is a great stress buster. It calms your mind, cools your body and leaves you feeling relaxed and happy. All of us want moments of solitude. Backyard landscaping provides this “getaway” Finally if you have done a good job at landscaping the monetary value of your property will increase considerably.
There are some mistakes however that you need to avoid. Some of them are:
Not having a definite plan: Many individuals do not have a definite landscape design plan to follow. The trick is to start from scratch and have a rough plan of at least part of your yard. Then focus all your energy on that section.
Keeping a lawn unwillingly. Many home owners make the mistake of keeping a lawn just because every one else is doing it. You must realize that they are other equally attractive options open to beautify your yard and the area around your house. Planting beautiful shrubs and trees is definitely a great alternative. You just need to take care of them by doing a regular shrub and tree trimming.
Not irrigating properly: Due to summer vacations and other trips most of us are unable to water our plants consistently. This results in the plants dying. You can avoid this by installing an automatic irrigation system