While the experience of moving into a new home is usually exciting, it’s no secret that it can be stressful especially if there’s need to do some landscaping work. Most people often get confused on where they should begin. Let’s start by acknowledging the fact that it will depend on the state in which your new home is in.
Most gardens will require the following things:
- Cutting back of Hedges and Pruning
- Leveling the Lawn
There is always a temptation to cut back everything at your sight. This shouldn’t be the case. Follow the following guidelines:
- Carry out an assessment on your new garden
It is important to take time before starting any work. Work out and see the existing plants available and also find out the areas that do well. At the very best, you should wait till the first summer ends. Giving yourself time allows you to have a good idea of your garden plans. The idea here is to assess your garden and gather enough knowledge that might save you time and money in the long run.
- Create a plan
After understanding your garden, go ahead and create a plan since you’ll have known what exactly is needed.
It is not uncommon to encounter an overgrown garden in your new home. If this happens, simply contact landscape professionals to clear the ground. However, landscaping companies tend to use chemicals that might not be in your considerations. Rather than contacting landscaping professionals, you can slowly cut back and weed the area at your pace.
Get a book of plants if possible to help you in identifying any unknown plants that you won’t need. You can selectively leave any plants that look familiar. Of course, you’ll be leaving those that you love. You can then start with a few little maintenance jobs as you recapture the garden.
What do you expect to see in your outdoor space? Do you have enough time for maintaining the garden? What is your budget? These are some of the most important questions you should ask yourself before starting to dig your dream flower bed. Do not spend a lot of money on flower beds that will be a challenge to maintain.