3 Common Landscaping Mistakes


Landscaping is an important part of how your home looks, but it can also affect its overall value. Unfortunately, without proper understanding, your home's landscape design may suffer, meaning your home will not be as appealing or valuable as you prefer. Thankfully, help is available. This guide will help you avoid a few common landscaping mistakes to help you protect the appeal and value of your home.

1. Plant It and Forget It

The plant it and forget it mentality is actually more common than you may think, especially since many people feel plants because they are part of nature, will grow in any habitat without any care. It is important to remember that once you install a shrub, flower, or tree, the plant will require ongoing maintenance to help it grow and thrive for many years to come.

Even if planted properly, at the right time and in the right location, your newly installed shrubs, flowers, and trees will require watering, fertilizing, trimming, and even pest/fungal control over time. If you do not have the knowledge, time, or energy to maintain your plants, consider hiring a landscaping professional.

2. Overdoing It

Another common mistake many homeowners make is believing that more is better. Crowding your yard with plants, flowers, shrubs, trees, and decorative items will only make your landscape design appear unkempt and messy.

In addition, the more plants you have planted in your yard, the more time and energy you will need to spend maintaining your landscape design. This often leads to homeowners letting their yard "go," which means the landscape will become even more unappealing and unkempt over time. Make a plan when designing your landscape. If necessary, work with a professional to come up with a plan that works for you now and in the future. In many instances, less is more, especially if you want your yard to look neat and valuable.

3. Forgetting the Lawn

Flowerbeds and trees are nice additions to your landscape, but you also need to focus on your lawn. A healthy, green lawn not only improves your home's curb appeal, but it also increases your home's value. Proper mowing, watering, fertilizing, aerating, and reseeding are essential tasks for creating and maintaining a healthy and attractive lawn. While it will be an investment in time and money, focusing on the lawn will offer you a good return on investment.

Help is available if you want to create or improve your landscape design. This guide will ensure you avoid a few common landscaping mistakes. To learn more, contact a company like Arbor Landscape and Sprinklers today.


25 July 2019

Beautiful Landscaping Can Transform the Look of Any Home

When my husband and I bought our house years ago, we thought it would be our "starter" home and we would move in a few years. We soon had two children, and we then decided against moving since we live in a great school district and we love our neighbors. However, I was growing very tired of the appearance of our home. We painted it a different color, and it still seemed like the "same old house" that we were tired of. We finally deciding that maybe good landscaping would "do the trick" and make our home more enjoyable to use again. We were right, and I now love our home! I now love spending time in our yard and just enjoying the scenery. I have such a passion for landscaping now I decided to create a blog about it. I plan to share many landscaping tips, so come back!