If you are building a new home, you are likely all wrapped up in designing, decorating, etc. What you may not be thinking about is the landscaping. The outside is as important as the inside if you want everything to look beautiful. Below are some tips to help you get you get started.
Flowers are one of the first things you should think about, as they can really bring beautiful color to your landscaping. You should create one or more flower gardens in your yard.
Go to a garden center to choose the flowers you want for your garden. Choose native flowers so they have the best chance to grow well. The garden center employee can help you choose what will work best.
Think of the size of the flowers. Plant the taller plants in the back of the flower garden, and move to the front depending on height. This allows all flowers to be seen.
Do not leave your front porch out when landscaping your yard. Hang some potted plants, or place large containers with fragrant flowers planted in them on each side of the door. Decorate the porch depending on the season. For spring, put a flower wreath on the door. If you have room, paint an old rocking chair a bright color and place it on the porch.
Unless your flower garden is right next to your house, you should create a garden pathway that leads to it. There are many materials you can use. If you are on a budget, use gravel. Concrete pavers are a good choice. You can stain them any color to blend in with your garden, or that match the color of your home. Concrete pavers also come in different shapes, such as bricks and cobbles.
Another option you have is using stone pavers. You can choose cobble-type stones or large pieces of flagstone. Instead of making the pathway a straight line to your flower bed, you can lay stone pavers in irregular fashion.
Brick pavers are commonly used, and they are generally made of clay. They are popular because of their durability, and you can choose from different colors. You could create a pattern using bricks that are of contrasting colors.
Place landscape lighting on each side of the pathway. This not only adds beauty, but you can walk to your garden safely at night.
Hire a landscaper like Wagner Sod, Landscaping and Irrigation Co., Inc to help you with your landscaping. They can help you with the design, install landscape lighting for you, and keep help you choose the best materials for your walkway. They can also help you keep everything maintained so your yard will always look beautiful.