How to Avoid DIY Landscaping Disasters

DIY landscaping can lead to a rewarding experience, as well as landscaping disasters. So if you’re determined to be a weekend warrior and do it all yourself, keep these tips in mind when getting to work. They can help you avoid some of the most common mishaps.

Tip #1: Have a Plan

Going into landscaping your yard without a plan is a great way to waste time and money. Create a plan before you get out the shovel or hit the local nursery.

Tip #2: Know Your Plants and Soil

Putting the wrong plants in the wrong soil or the wrong place can lead to many dead shrubs or extra work moving plants. Get to know what types of plants and trees do well in what environments and types of soil.

Tip #3: Planting the Right Trees

It’s tempting to only plant fast-growing trees to see quick results but be sure to install a variety. For example, include some hardwood trees, such as oak and maple, that are stronger and live longer.

Tip #4: Consider Maintenance

Do you love or loath yard work? If you love it, then high-maintenance plants, shrubs, and flowers might be right up your alley. If you loath it, be sure to choose lower-maintenance plantings so you won’t spend your free time doing what you hate.

Tip #5: Talk to a Professional

Talk to a professional before you get started with your DIY project. They can help you find the right products for your lawn to ensure the health and longevity of your investment.

Reach out to the experts at W.P. Law, Inc. for all the products you need to help bring your landscaping vision to life.

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