Landscaping Planning Tips for Your Home & Outdoor Living Spaces
As we are about halfway through the spring season, with our eye on summertime, it’s never too late to work on your landscaping for the remainder of this year, tweak
a few things, or plan for the next season. It might be overwhelming to determine the best place to start with updating your landscaping but go slow, take your time, and enjoy the outdoors! And, if you need any assistance, let our landscaping and design experts help you!
How will you be using the newly-landscaped area of your yard?
While many may be using their yard to house an outdoor kitchen, others may instead want a pool area for relaxing or swimming in the summer? Your goal for this part of your home is critical to whether your new landscaping is efficient.
Who Will Be Using Your Landscape?
Next, you should think about who will be using your landscape. Will your children be running around outdoors? Do you have pets? Pets often play a significant role in landscaping decisions, as you want to avoid using certain plantings.
What is the Condition of Your Yard?
You should next pay attention to the climate and environment within your yard. There are sunny areas, shady spots, beautiful views (hopefully!), and water flows to take into account. Consider hiring a professional landscape designer to determine the best places to put a variety of landscaping features including grading and drainage.
What are the Conditions of Your Soil?
The soil and the nutrients in the ground will help the flowers and plants thrive throughout the season – or longer depending on what types of plantings you have throughout your landscape. Your ground should have a viable mixture of nutrients that will support the plantings you want to add. Be sure to understand the differences, and what is ideal, for your plantings and type of soil, such as clay, sand, or rock.
What Hydrozones Are in Your Yard?
Once you have started to sketch out what you will be planting, you should think about the different ways that water moves through your yard. Planting each object in the right hydro zone will ensure that everything gets the amount of water that it needs!
Professional Landscape Design for Your Home
Rhine Landscaping has the tools to make your yard beautiful throughout the year, so trust our team of experts with all of your landscaping, hardscaping, and swimming pool needs. We also have a dedicated Water Management & Drainage Solutions Team. For more information about our services, visit us online or give us a call at (410) 442-2445.