The start of spring is the most exciting time of year, as so many of us start to plan out spring landscaping projects for the warmer months. One of the hardest parts of getting started with a new landscaping project is taking the first step. However, at Rhine Landscaping our experts are ready to help with any landscaping project throughout the year! If you are currently in the planning process for a spring project, consider these five questions as you move forward.
How will you be using the newly-landscaped area of your yard?
While many may be using their yard to house an outdoor kitchen, others may instead want a pool area for relaxing or swimming in the summer? Your goal for this part of your home is critical to whether your new landscaping is efficient.
Who Will Be Using Your Landscape?
Next, you should think about who will be using your landscape. Will your children be roaming around outdoors? Do you have pets? Pets often play a significant role in landscaping decisions, as you would never want to plant anything toxic in an area of the yard where Fido will be playing.
What is the Condition of Your Yard?
You should next pay attention to the climate and environment within your yard. There are sunny areas, shady spots, beautiful views (hopefully!), and water flows to take into account. Consider hiring a professional landscape designer to determine the best places to put a variety of landscaping features including grading and drainage.
What are the Conditions of Your Soil?
The soil and the nutrients within it will also determine what plants and flowers will be able to thrive in your yard. Your ground should have a good mixture of nutrients that will support whatever plantings you want to add. It is best to make sure that you have a good understanding of what type of soil you have in your yard, whether it is clay, sand, or rock.
What Hydrozones Are in Your Yard?
Once you have started to sketch out what you will be planting, you should think about the different ways that water moves through your yard. Planting each object in the right hydro zone will ensure that everything gets the amount of water that it needs!
Professional Landscape Design for Your Home
Rhine Landscaping has the tools to make your yard beautiful throughout the year, so trust our team of experts with all of your landscaping and poolscaping needs. We have the expertise and knowledge to complete any and all of the landscaping projects on your list. For more information about our services, visit us online or give us a call at (410) 442-2445. For more tips on how to keep your yard and pool looking great year round, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Houzz.