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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.

5 Custom Landscaping Ideas To Make Your Yard Look Amazing

Using custom landscaping, you can create a yard that will wow everyone who comes by. You'll need some ideas, though. A custom landscaping services firm can recommend you a few ideas.


The plants that make up your landscaping tend to have different needs. Some will require tons of sunlight, while others will want plenty of shade. Others will thrive in dry conditions, and yet more will consume significant water.

Developing zones allows you to put plants that are alike together. It's often possible to overlap zones to maximize landscaping coverage, too. For example, you might plant a shade tree and some bushes in a spot, creating optimal conditions for nice ground cover plants like hostas.

Seasonal Blooms

A landscape can become boring quickly if every plant comes into season simultaneously. One benefit of custom landscaping is it allows you to pick plants that will peak at different times of the year. If you can sequence everything well, you'll have something beautiful growing in your yard at any given time of year.

For example, you might start in the spring with one group of flowering plants and move into summer with a different one. In each case, you'll have something that wants to bloom at that time of year. Once you get into late fall, you can also use a tree like the Amur maple that undergoes spectacular changes to add color to a space.


People often focus their landscaping efforts on creating visual appeal. That's fine, but don't be afraid to create some produce, too. You might want to plant some apple trees and berry bushes, for example. They'll still look amazing, and you can also eat the dividends of their productions.

Form and Interest

A landscaping project should do more than put down impressive plants. It should also draw the viewer's interest toward a focal point. You can accomplish this by creating forms with how you station the plants and surrounding hardscaping. Adding a bit of a curve in a flat area, for example, can break up the monotony and also lead the viewer's eye from one interesting set of plants to another.

Hardscaping and Water Features

A landscape should be more than a green space with some flowers. It can also be a walking path with seating or even a dining space. Adding pavers, benches, and other hardscaping components can provide functionality and beauty. Similarly, water features can create interest, add pleasant sounds, and attract lovely birds.