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8 Tips To Get The Most Out of Your Next Landscaping Project…

Good Landscaping will increase your home’s curb appeal and make you proud and excited about the new look. We have some tips for your landscaping projects whether it be in the front yard or the backyard or even just a small project for your side yard. Your yard is a very important natural resource that adds value to your home and enjoyment to your life. It contributes to a desirable, healthy community. Several important concepts will help you create an aesthetically pleasing, functional, and sustainable design. First remember to put your ideas on paper: create a design plan. A Professional can give lots of suggestions with the groundwork and design of your landscaping project.

Get Mulch and Soil in Bulk

Mulch insulates the soil helping to provide a buffer from heat and cold temperatures. Mulch retains water helping to keep the roots moist. Mulch keeps weeds out to help prevent root competition. Mulch prevents soil compaction. You will want to use mulching so buy mulch in bulk. Good soil will allow your garden and lawn to grow to it’s fullest potential. Bulk is the way to go when you need a bunch of soil. Skip the bags and the box store and find a local soil delivery company, like Bray Topsoil & Gravel to deliver your soil directly to you right where you need it!

Join a Plant Swap Seed and Plant Exchange

Plant Swap Seed and plant exchanges allow gardeners in the community to come together and share seeds, cuttings, and transplants from their own gardens to swap with others. Plant swaps are a great way to get new plants without paying for them.

Bargain Shopping

You will likely find everything you need for your garden just by shopping yard sales and thrift shops. You may find a great sculpture or a vintage birdbath, or an antique chair. Use the things and transform them into wonderful looking centerpieces for your garden.

Plant Perennials

Plant Perennials they come back every year. Consider peonies, daisies, daylillies, and hostas. Paint sunny spots in your yard and garden with these colorful, carefree beauties and enjoy the color.

Composting Has Many Benefits

Composing enriches soil, helping retain moisture and suppress plant diseases and pests. Reduces the need for chemical fertilizers. Encourages the production of beneficial bacteria and fungi that break down organic matter to create humus, a rich nutrient-filled material. combine vegetative debris with eggshells and coffee ground to create excellent compost.


Make sure you like the placement of a path before making it a permanent walkway. Hardscaping features, like walls and paths are hard to undo. If you are not sure just use some pebbles or mulch to crate a temporary path and see if you are happy with it.

Don’t Overplant

Overplanting is the fault of many beginning gardeners. Remember you have to account for the future growth. If you plant too close you risk overcrowding other plants.

Don’t Level Your Hills

Hills encourage drainage and they also can make an instant vista. It is easy to create a dynamic sense of movement with plants positioned on a hill. Use contrasting textures of evergreens, spiky flowers, flowing ornamental grasses and rounded shrubs to animate the garden.

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