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Landscaping Guide For Homeowners

Hello, my name is Justin Malone and on this blog you'll find a lot of useful information about landscaping. When I moved into my newly built home, I didn't even have any grass in my yard, so I had to start from scratch. Before I tackled the project of landscaping my property, I did a large amount of research first. I learned how to plant grass seed, and when the grass started to grow, I researched planting trees. As my yard started taking shape, I planted shrubs and made flower beds. My next landscape project was building a fish pond and I completed it with ease after doing the research. I'm writing this blog as a guide for others who want to do their own landscaping and I hope that it helps you learn how to create a beautiful yard.

Making An Outdoor Kitchen? Change Up The Landscape To Mesh With This Addition

When you make changes to your home, you may have to adjust other things to get it all to work. For instance, installing a pool is an enormous addition to your backyard that requires substantial change. You have to clear out a huge area to make room for the pool and the surrounding walking areas. If you are working on plans to create an outdoor kitchen, you will also need to clear out a lot of space. It is ideal to get help with landscaping to make sure your yard is able to better accommodate this new addition.

Grow Plants for Consumption

Many plants are on your landscape because they are native, look great, and benefit the environment. But, when you know that you will be spending a lot more time in the backyard with a kitchen outside, you may want to look into growing plants that you can actually use with your cooking. It is possible to do this with things like herbs that you can consistently take from throughout the year or you can pick annuals. A combination of both will have you harvesting from your garden all year long, as long as weather permits.

Create Mulch Barriers

It is an excellent idea to barrier the outdoor kitchen off from the greenery on your property because you do not want the insects and other pests that get into these areas visiting your kitchen. An artificial mulch barrier is an excellent choice because no creatures will be tempted to cross over the mulch. While a natural mulch works, insects may be tempted to eat or hide inside pine needles, leaves, or wood chips.

Remove All Flowers

Although you might like the look that flowers provide to your property, you should consider removing all of them because they are rather high-risk due to the number of bugs they can attract to your yard. Mormon crickets and Japanese beetles are two examples of bugs that you want to avoid. Unfortunately, these pests are also quite attracted to flowers because they will use them as a source of food. Replacing the flowers with native plants or herbs that deter insects is a great way to improve this part of the yard.

The landscape is something that you may not think much about when you plan to add an outdoor kitchen, but you should not underestimate the impact that it can have on your backyard satisfaction.