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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.

Just Put In Floor To Ceiling Windows? Change The Landscaping To Fit This New Addition

The landscaping on your property can play a huge role in the views that you get to enjoy. For instance, you do not want to have bushy trees in your backyard if it is covering up an ocean or mountain view. The same concept applies when you change the house in a substantial way. You may have just installed floor to ceiling windows in the direction of the backyard to improve the view that always had potential. It is important to hire a landscaping company to help with making changes to fit with this new change.

Focus on Short Landscaping

A common landscaping setup to have directly around your house is a collection of bushes. You may normally want them to be a few feet tall as a way to cover up the siding and add beauty. But, now that you have windows that are just waiting for you to provide them with a lovely view, you need to get rid of any plants that are tall as they will be an obstruction to the view that you want to achieve. An easy solution is to have a landscaper use native plants that do not grow tall and put them outside the windows.

Pick Low-Upkeep Plants

Any plant that you have next to the windows will need to be watered and maintained. The problem is that most watering methods will end up getting the windows wet, which will increase its upkeep. It is best to choose plants that do not need much watering or maintenance so that you can just enjoy the view. An even better solution is to install a drip irrigation system that eliminates the need for spraying water.

Avoid Wide Growers

Another complication that you might run into when trying to grow plants next to the windows is rapid growth. A plant may not have the potential to grow that tall, but it may grow quickly in width. This can be a problem because such a plant may push itself right against the window and start growing upward. It will make the window dirty and you will be forced to constantly trim the leaf stems, which is not ideal. So, make sure the landscaping professionals pick slow-growing plants that do not expand far.

Picking the perfect plants to put in front of your floor to ceiling windows can be a little tricky, but you should have no issue accomplishing this goal with help from professionals who know local plants well.

Contact a company like W.H. Boyer, Inc. for more information.