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Add new landscaping to improve your home’s curb appeal

Posted on 24 August 2016

A home improvement project one can take on is to invest supplemental income on their landscape to add to the curb appeal of the home. One should make certain that prior to planting that a plan is developed. By doing so, expenses down the road can be averted such as having to tear out plants that are not right for your region. Hire on a landscape architect for a design that will work well for your yard size. The charge incurred will be worthwhile knowing that your landscape will thrive in the area one resides in. In addition to other elements like roofing or aluminum siding, landscaping is a way to beautify your home and raise its value.

Take care to not over crowd your landscape. Your shrubs, trees, and perennials will need a lot of room to spread. By properly separating your plants, one will be able to ensure the sufficient water and food is offered up. Stop by the local library or Google how wide and high a mature plant will end up to be certain that adequate space is given to your landscaping. At the beginning, your plants will look as though there is too much room, yet by year two and three one will notice that more space was needed for the plant life to spread out.

Check the labels of your plants prior to purchasing to be sure that the zone one resides in is agreeable to the plants need. Excessive heat and cold do not work well with many types of annuals and perennials. Mix up the variety of plants and shrubs. For example, use spring azaleas with summer roses, autumn shrubbery with a winter red dogwood tree. If a plant does not make it, ensure to rid of it to a compost pile. The quicker one removes a dead plant the better since the plant will decompose quicker, and will likely will keep from getting infested with disease.

Keep your new landscaping weed free so water and food can get to your plants. In addition, removing weeds off of your landscape will keep your brick, stone, and pavers in tip top shape. Rid of the weeds quickly before they germinate and spread seedlings through your landscape. Spread a pre-emergent early on before weeds appear. Lastly, keep deer, rabbits, and other backyard pests from feeding on your landscape. Utilize repellent periodically, and if need be, add a fence around the landscaping to keep them protected from the hungry pests.

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