Think about the best front yard on the block. Do you ever wonder how they do it?
Everywhere we turn there are examples of great gardeners doing amazing things with their yards.
If you are a beginner, you can start learning basic lawn care tips on how to start landscaping your yard. If you keep it up and practice what you learn, your house might one day become the best front yard landscape on the block.
Like all journeys, it begins with a single step. This post is written to help you take that step on a path that can enrich you for a lifetime.
The following landscaping basics are discussed:
- Landscaping equipment list
- Watering system
- The best time to plant
- Landscape design
Landscaping Equipment List
The first thing you need is a chest of tools. Create a landscaping equipment list and head to your local home and garden store.
If you are just starting out, don’t break the bank with the very best tools. You can find trowels and hoes that will last a few seasons until you decide to take your gardening to the next level.
For starters, make sure you have: a lawnmower, a shovel, a rake, water hoses, and a watering system that works with your lifestyle.
If your landscaping plan includes more intricate work in flower beds, you may consider adding smaller gardening tools to your list.
Watering is one of the most important aspects of your gardening adventure, and determining which type of watering system will work for you can help your efforts.
You can opt for a slow-drip system that targets the base of your plants, or you can choose a standard sprinkler that wets the leaves, too.
There are also timer systems to choose from. If you are busy every day and don’t have the time or inclination to stick to a watering system, go ahead and get a timer system. This way you can inspect the garden at your leisure with the assurance that your plants are well-watered.
Keep in mind that you can mix and match the various systems. In fact, if you have multiple zones in your yard, experiment by using different systems.
Tip: Water your plants first thing in the morning. Late-day watering can make your landscape susceptible to pests and fungi that love the cool, wet ecosystem overnight.
Best Times to Plant
Different plants need to be planted at different times.
Sometimes, plants have a very narrow window of time in which to plant them. When you are just starting out, adhere to these guidelines with the utmost diligence.
If you’ve missed the window for planting your favorite bulbs, for instance, you can find many other plants to work with until their time comes back around.
Seed packages and almanacs are sure to have the appropriate dates available for you.
Landscape design is where things start getting tricky – and fun!
It may be daunting to try and create a landscape design or to even begin planning what you want your front yard to look like.
You can find inspiration and ideas online, even if it’s just to determine your favorite elements of landscape design that you eventually bring to a professional.
If you want a more cohesive and polished look, consult a landscape design service for their expertise. Experienced landscape design professionals will know what works for your property.
Crowley Landscape Design Services
Learning some landscaping basics can help you impress passersby with your front yard.
If you need help getting started on your landscape, we can assess your yard and set you up for success with a customized landscape design plan. And if you want the amazing front yard curb appeal without putting in the work to maintain it, we can help you with that as well.
Our team is dedicated to creating and maintaining beautiful landscapes for both commercial and residential properties. Reach out to Crowley Landscape Management today!