Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Front Yard Landscape Planting Tips

An attractive front yard is a direct reflection of the homeowner’s aesthetic sense. While visiting a place for the first time, if an unkempt front yard with thick shrubs welcomes you, then that doesn’t really project a positive image about the owner of the house. Front yard landscaping not only enhances overall appearance of the place but also adds value to your home. Many have this idea that designing front yard is all about investing money and time. Again, some have this opinion that nature is the best designer; so why not let the garden blossom in its own way! None of these notions are actually right. The fact is landscape architecture, if done properly, can help provide a wonderful background and texture based on which you can paint the remaining canvas of your home. And yes, all these can be achieved without spending a fortune. Discussed below are few helpful planting tips for the front yard.

Assess your front yard landscaping requirement and investment capacity

Are you interested in a total overhaul of the front yard or planning to do the transformation in bits and pieces? Do you want your garden to bloom throughout the year or wish to give an exclusive touch to the front yard for the festive months only? There are homeowners who prefer to complete the entire landscaping in one season while many plan to spread the job over several seasons because of investment limitations. Accordingly the plan of action should be charted out. As a homeowner, if you are not very confident about the entire project then consultation with a reputed landscape service provider is advised. This will help in a methodical planning of the entire work. 
Pick out plants matching the overall home ambiance

This is an important part. Random selection of trees, shrubs or flowers may result in a messy look and maintenance becomes tough too. With excessive planting you might end up having several small sized gardens dotting the yard! Thus in order to have a compact and organized landscape, it is very necessary to limit the planting pattern. Talk to an expert to know what kinds and how many numbers of shrubs, flowering plants and trees will best add vibrant colors to your front yard.

Preparing the soil

Now that you are ready with appropriate species of plants, be sure of the garden soil too. Soil preparation is an integral part of landscaping. By opening up the soil and adding proper nourishments, the soil is prepared such that it can support your garden for long term. Again this is a meticulous step which should be conducted under expert supervision.

Ensure your front yard garden’s proper upkeep

One mistake often committed by homeowners is that they spend all the time, energy and money for planting but tend to forget its upkeep. The end result is some overgrown bushes at one end while some dried out flower plants at the other corner! Remember your front yard landscape is precious and demands regular maintenance. So, if you are not very sure about devoting own time then engage an expert to ensure a blooming landscape.

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