Landscaping is one of the best ways to improve the curb appeal of your home. You can reap the benefits of having a beautiful yard simply by calling a professional landscaper, working out a plan together, and then making it become a reality. It’s hard work, but once you’re done trudging through the ins-and-outs of landscaping, you’ll certainly reap the benefits. While landscaping may be appealing to many homeowners, that doesn’t mean there aren’t mistakes to watch out for. These are our top 3 landscaping mistakes you ought to avoid.
1. Not Enough Planning
Perhaps the biggest mistake of all that you can make is not planning ahead enough. Perhaps you walked into a nursery and saw a bunch of beautiful flowers that you just felt you couldn’t wait for, so you purchased them all, planted them, and they didn’t last very long. This is, unfortunately, a common experience. By not planning enough, you can end up wasting a lot of time and money. Instead, work closely with a landscape designer to figure out exactly what you need for a thoroughly planned landscaped space.
2. Prioritizing Aesthetics Over Function
We get it, having a beautiful yard is exciting and it’s easy to go overboard. You want a shrub here, a tree there, and oh! Wouldn’t a bunch of flowers look great there? With all of this planting, you may forget that your yard has some function for you and your family. Don’t clutter walkways so much that they become difficult to use. You’ll also want to leave areas for children to play, or interactive spaces for adults, such as an eating area or somewhere to just sit down and relax.
3. Putting Plants in the Wrong Spot
Once you’ve put a plant in its forever home, it’s hard to get it moved. You may put down a couple of plants thinking they’ll be fine, only to find out that there’s too much shade where they are. It’s important to make sure you’re putting everything down in the correct spot when you initially do it so you don’t have to fret about it later.
Landscape Design from Rhine Landscaping
We’ve got extensive background in landscaping, so that you can feel assured your lawn will be taken care of correctly, no matter what. Our landscaping experts will help to make your landscaping dreams a reality, and your property the talk of the town.
Landscapes are complicated to design and implement. If you’re ready to call for help, then you can contact Rhine Landscaping by giving us a call at 410-442-2445. We’ve got the knowledge your landscape needs to get it ready for summer.