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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.

Tips For An Attractive Landscaping Garden Design For Your Yard

The garden landscape design of your home provides a big part of and an increased value for your home. Your home without any landscaping will have problems with erosion to the soil, weed growth, and can increase the temperature of your yard and inside your home during the warmer months. Here are some tips to help you keep your yard landscaping attractive with the right elements and level of maintenance for your schedule.

Use Mulching Practices 

In your yard's landscaping there is not always going to be vegetation growing over all the surfaces, because you want to create bedding areas where spots of vegetation grow and mature. The spaces you create around the vegetation need to have a healthy and attractive space of soil that you can keep healthy with retained moisture and protection against weed growth. Mulching over these areas of soil not only make the surface area uniform and rich in color, but it will also provide nutrients back to the soil as the mulch breaks down, especially when it is made of wood chips, bark, or other similar organic materials.

Be sure you consider the type of vegetation that is growing in the garden bedding areas when you apply the mulch. Different mulches will do better paired with the right vegetation. For example, if you have large vegetation, such as trees and shrubbery, larger mulch products, such as bark pieces help provide an attractive and beneficial covering. Then, if you have tender, young plants growing in your bedding areas, make sure you don't apply a covering of dark black or bright white rock that will absorb the sun's heat or reflect the sun's rays onto the plants and can damage the growth. 

Diversify Your Vegetation

Another way to keep your yard attractive is to use a variety of vegetation in its design and planning. Keep in mind that some plants are annuals and only grow one year and die off during winter, but perennial plants will regrow each year.

Keep a number of perennial plants growing within your landscaping garden, then fill in some of the bare spots with some of your favorite annuals. Bulbs provide a good early springtime addition of color to your yard before any other vegetation has begun to fill in, and it will die off by the time the rest of your vegetation takes off. Using these strategies allows you to customize your landscaping look each year and also add in a variety of colors of blooms and greenery when you add in the different annuals into your perennials.