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Take your time and plan out your yard. Look online for landscaping ideas and visit your local home improvement center. Maybe you have been to a friend’s home and liked what they had done. Something as easy as painting the fence and adding a few flowers can do wonders and just take a day. But for a lot of people adding a summer house is their ‘end game’. These building provide the ultimate area fro relaxing with the family and are well loved for this reason.
Take into account the amount of spare time you will need. You will need to allocate time in order to design, set up and take care of your new outdoor project. Some backyard landscaping will take quite a bit of time to design and set up, but will be worth it in the end since there will be relatively no maintenance from week to week. Some simple designs for outdoor landscaping can be implemented with practically no extra time, but require quite a bit of maintenance in order to keep it looking as it did when you first set it in place.
Yes, you can install a water feature in just one weekend and with minimal cost if you are willing to do a little digging and move a few large rocks into place. Have a barbecue and invite a few of your friends over to help. There are pond and waterfall kits available that are easy to install.
Your local climate will have a tremendous impact on the type of landscaping that you should have in place. Flowering plants that require a great deal of humidity will not thrive in a dry climate. While there are some plants that will need direct sunlight, there are others that prefer a shaded area in order to grow. If you are not proficient in the different types of flowers and plants that are best for your area, be sure to utilise local resources in order to check out the best selections for your planning purposes.
Easy care, low maintenance plants and construction materials is what you should look for if you do not want to be chained to your backyard. Most of us want a place to barbecue and entertain but don’t like the raking, weeding, trimming etc.
The key to landscaping is to not be afraid to try something new. Not all gardens need to have a grassy area. Grass is so high maintenance. Try using different types of rock and paving for pathways and sitting areas. The visual interest will be heightened with plants of different sizes, shapes and colors.
Landscaping ideas for the yard and garden you can do yourself are very rewarding. Anybody can write a cheque to a landscape architect but only a few can accomplish a back or front yard landscaping project themselves. It will be your own creation designed by your imagination. And with your own summerhouse you can rejoice in your achievements.
Take a look at our 8ft x 7ft Diamond summerbuildings as well as the 8ft x 7ft Platinum summer rooms.