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The Dos and Don’ts While Dealing with A Landscaping Project

The art of landscaping must be done with a prior knowledge and the techniques used must be utilized in such a way so that your yard blooms into a lively vicinity of happiness.

There are several things that you can and cannot do while working on a landscaping project. So, make sure you follow these tips for a healthier and beautiful landscape which you can call as your own creation.


Let us focus on the things you CAN DO 

Chalk out a stunning plan

Planning is the key to any successful project. So, when you are taking up a complicated and time-consuming project such as that of landscaping, you must plan ahead before taking any major step. So, chalk out a plan before buying any material or seedlings.

Choose your flowers and plants well

flowers for landscaping projects

Colourful flowers will brighten up your yard. So, it will be better to choose colourful bulbs which will add cheerfulness to your project.

Perennials are the better choice when it comes to bulbs. With proper planning and a little effort, your garden will turn into a thriving colourful area.

Add stones

landscaping rocks

You can add stones beside the plants and flowers by arranging them in a straight line or making circular form. A bird bath carved out of stone can add a wow factor to you garden

Make your own fertilizer

Instead of throwing away your kitchen waste, you can convert them into homemade manure which will add the much-required nutrients to your plants. Instead of using chemicals, use the organic mulch which is cost effective and functional.

Add a Lane

landscape design

Source: Olympus Digital Camera

Adding a lane to your landscape for proper viewing of the garden will add to the beautification of the landscape. You can get innovative with the lane by adding paved stones, tiles or cement by carving square shaped stepping stones which will add a rustic touch to the landscape amidst the contemporary civilization.

Following are the points which you CANNOT DO

Do not add the same plants in abundant

By adding the same flowers in abundant, there will be no flowers left after their season ends. Your landscape will look empty and barren. Hence, plant a variety of mixture of seedlings which will bloom at different times and make your garden evergreen.

Do not ignore the enemies

One thing you cannot do is ignore rodents. They are the enemies of saplings. They can destroy your entire day’s work in a single night. So, make sure you keep a check on how to get rid of destroyers of beauty.

Do not spend too much on materials

By adding too much articles in the landscape, you will end up cramping up your yard. Lesser plants and more accessories will look materialistic.

Make sure you add a few handmade articles to add a homey touch to your landscape. You can get creative with the accessories for utilizing free space in the yard.

Do not fixate on the lawn

A lush green lawn adds a breathing space for the home and plants alike. However, do not give too much effort in making the lawn bigger than required. Make sure you acquire an appropriate amount of lawn for the landscaping project.

appropriate amount of lawn for the landscaping project

Do not let the large trees hinder the view from home

A tree branch may block the view from the window of your home. This will lead to disastrous consequences if there is a heavy storm. The branch can be dangerous during such climatic situations.

About the Author Ann Katelyn

I'm Ann Katelyn, Creator and Chief Author of Sumo Gardener. Since I was a child I've always been fascinated with plants and gardens, and as an adult this has developed into my most loved hobby. I have dedicated most of my life to gardening and started Sumo Gardener as a way to express my knowledge about gardening with the hope of helping other people's gardens thrive.

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