Common Landscaping Mistakes

Landscaping is an important part of any homes curb appeal. Look around at the homes in your neighborhood, some stand out with bright green beautiful landscaped lawns, and others stand out for the opposite reason. A good landscape can even add up to 28% of your overall home value. When selling your home, the landscape is the very first thing potential buyers see, and of course first impressions are everything.

If you’re looking to freshen up and update your homes landscape, for your own enjoyment or in preparation of selling it, be sure to avoid these common landscaping mistakes.

Not Having a Plan

You may be eager to start fixing up your yard, however before you go planting flowers, ripping up bushes and building, you first must have a plan. Having a well prepared plan can save you time and money and give you a clearer picture of the ending result. Make a list of what you’ll need, figure out where you want to place plants, lawn ornaments, and any other accessories you choose to add. Of course setting a budget that includes everything your project needs, including a dumpster rental for your yard waste debris.

Lacking Curb Appeal

We’ve all heard the saying ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’, while it may be true having an exciting and enticing book cover most definitely doesn’t hurt. Drawing someone in with curb appeal not only leaves a positive and lasting first impression, but creates the illusion of an inviting home. Repaint your front door, shutters and trim of your home, add potted plants and flower boxes for a brighter from entrance.

Planting Placement

You may have the space to plant, but have you taken into consideration the proper amount of sunlight and exposure needed for these plans? While buying plants, read the tag for placement, pruning needs, and more. If you’re looking to plant a tree or two, take in mind how big they will grow and how much space they’ll need.

Fertilizing Improperly

Fertilizer is essential to any successful landscape. Fertilizer is important for healthy plant growth and development, however fertilizing too much or too little can cause a good lawn to die out. Fertilizing your lawn twice a year, once in the spring and again in the fall will help it stay green and healthy.

Incorrect Irrigation

Water is essential to a prosperous lawn, however too much or too little can be extremely harmful. Watering in the morning between 6-10 AM is best due to the fact that there is less wind, sun, and the lawn will have all day to dry. Watering at night leaves risk for mildew and fungus. Many homeowners make the mistake of overwatering their lawns, drowning their plants roots. Sprinklers with automatic timers and irrigation systems are good options to reduce water waste.

We hope you can learn what not to do from these common landscaping mistakes. Remember when updating your homes landscaping you may find yourself with yard waste debris you need to get rid of. Call us at Dumpster Rental Inc for a yard waste dumpster!

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