Many ideas are available for the DIY landscaping project. The economy has people looking for ways to save money and many homeowners are opting to do their own yard projects. From adding plants, to major building projects more homeowners are tackling projects around the house to build value and enjoyment of the property.
You can find ideas in magazines, books and websites. Many internet sites are dedicated to these landscape jobs. Many shows on television offer ideas and advice. This information can come in handy for someone already familiar with home projects to the newbie that has never worked on a yard.
Most basic garden tools can be used. Special projects might require getting special equipment. You want to know the complete dimensions of the area you will be working on. Having a plan can have your task run smoothly. You can also set up a budget based on your final idea.
Yard jobs can simple to quite involved. You might need to call a friend for assistance or someone with experience. If you are just installing grass, you would need information on if you are going with sod or planting seeds. This can also be dependent on the type of yard you have and the elevation of it.
If you are planting trees, you will want to make sure no trees that have spreading roots are planted near plumbing or pools. Also, you won’t want to plant a tree that grows tall under a power line. If installing a fence, you might need permission from your homeowners association and neighbor. Check to see if any projects you start require authorization or even a city permit.
You can find supplies for your project at any nursery and home improvement store. They will have professionals on hand that can even help you design a plan around your current yard. They will need dimensions and pictures can help. There are nurseries that will pull up your address on a well known internet map service using satellite pictures of your yard.
You can also set up delivery of your items if you do not have a truck. If you are getting gravel, you will need to arrange to be home and allow delivery. Be prepared for them leaving it in the driveway or front of your house. You will need a shovel and wheelbarrow to move it yourself.
Some people will even apply to get on a yard make over show on television. They are able to get a new yard for free. If you are not lucky enough to do this, you can still get a great yard and stay within a budget.
There is no end to the possibilities for ideas. Many water features are easy to do and can be done in different ways. Fire pits can be expensive to buy, but making one yourself can save you a lot of money. Although TV shows make things look easy, projects take time, and many can’t be tackled in hours. Plan out your goals, and be realistic in how you will get to point B with your plans.