Whether you’re looking to improve curb appeal and entice potential buyers or you want to create an oasis of your very own, landscaping has the potential to drastically improve the look and feel of a home. To kick start that planning process, we’ve collated some things to consider for your next garden makeover.
Do you have a green thumb?
While you might be inspired by those home and garden mags or during your trips to the local nursery, it’s important to cater to your experience level. If you’re new to gardening, picking plants and flowers that are easy to care for is a must. You’ll also need to consider how much maintenance you’re willing to do (or pay someone else to do) throughout the year to keep it looking lush.
Consider your yard size and layout
While we all love a bit of greenery, too many large leafy plants may make your space seem smaller. Considering entry ways, walking paths and even sewer lines is a must. Some trees have invasive roots that can wreak havoc on your pipes, so planting them in the right spot will help prevent any future headaches and repair costs. You’ll also want to plant trees and shrubs away from your guttering to prevent build up as much as possible.
What lifestyle are you after?
If your yard is mostly going to be used by the kids for outside play, prioritising flat grassy areas will likely be a priority. For entertainers, perhaps a minimalistic style amongst your undercover area or BBQ is the way to go. A great landscaping design is so much more than plant, tree and flower choices; the best yards combine beauty with functionality effortlessly to create a space people want to be in for the long haul.
While you’re considering your needs, think about if these are likely to change in the near future. If so, you may adopt some easier alterations, such as potted varieties that can be moved as required. This is also handy for owners who are looking to sell and want to take their hard work with them.
Cater to the weather
Beautiful Queensland is known for its warm weather and sunshine and this will have a big impact on the types of landscapes that will thrive and which ones will wither. Have a chat to staff at your nursery to see which plants will be best suited to your area and the amount of sun it receives.
Of course, there are more options than just greenery to complete your space. Add to your relaxed vibe with a water feature, fountain or intricate wall design.
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