As real estate aficionados, we're constantly rubbing shoulders with industry experts who are a treasure trove of wisdom and know-how. We decided to pick their brains, throw some commonly asked questions their way, and get all deets to share with all of you. So, get ready for some behind-the-scenes peeks and pro tips!
There are so many variables in do-it-yourself landscaping, such as budget, skills, personal design tastes, weather… but there are certain basic steps you can take to ensure your hard work pays off. Let’s talk beautifying those yards!
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💚 Sun loving Hydrangeas are gorgeous, easy and there are so many varieties. They are heat tolerant and very hardy. Although they bloom through the Fall, they loose their foliage in winter. Be mindful of maturity size and proper placement. 🌱
A nice anchor plant placed appropriately has wonderful impact. Crape Myrtles have so many colors and maturity sizes. Japanese Maples have a vast variety of sizes and colors also The wrong variety and mature size can occur, do your research and forethought to ensure you have the right plant for the space/soil. Other options that are my faves are creating a sitting area or installing a water feature. This creates a vibe and relaxation area to enjoy your outdoors.
Sharp, clean pruners and loppers are necessary. 👍 Make sure to research appropriate time of year for pruning each particular plant. Many bushes are trimmed that shouldn't be. 🤓 Remember when you cut a branch, it will usually rebranch double or more.
Light trimming can be done most anytime to many bushes. Heavier pruning is usually done in late winter when deciduous trees are dormant. Random wacking can be ugly and disease inviting. So please PLEASE do your research. Here’s a great article on The Farmers Almanac which is a very trusted source for all things outdoors. https://www.almanac.com/winter-pruning-guide-trees-and-shrubs
It is common for cute, little shrubs to be planted in a beautiful landscape bed with no reference to the size of the plants in a few years and at full maturity. Pay attention to the tags on the plants/shrubs in regards to size and placement. Also remember tree branches are bad for any foundation as is having plants touch homes. This creates moisture up against an house and a bridge for bugs! 🐜
Well there you have it!! Great info for all of into DIY or looking to find a knowledgeable landscaper you can trust to help affordably transform your yard. Feel free to share this page with family & friends as we know it is valuable information that everyone who owns a home (or is thinking about buying a home) should know! 🏡 💡🌳