New Home? Landscaping Tips To Go From Bare To Breathtaking!
You now have your picture perfect home, but there’s just something missing! The curb appeal is the last finishing touch to put on your home and the landscaping makes it complete.
Here are a couple of landscaping tips to make your new house a home:
- New home, new landscape
Landscape is a big part of turning your new house into your home. Your landscaping shows what kind of style you have and it gives that welcome and inviting feeling to guests that are coming to your home.
- Planning your new landscaping
If you want your landscaping done right, you should do it yourself. If you choose to hire out your work then you should still have some sort of basic plan as to what you want your landscape to look like. Your needs and preferences should be taken into consideration when planning this. Will you entertain a lot? Do you have a pool? These are the questions you need to ask before jumping in.
- Take your time deciding
Live in your new home for a while before deciding what you want to do with your landscaping. Homes look different in different seasons and how you choose to landscape in the summer might not fit for what you want to do in the fall.
- Budget your landscaping
Budgeting can often be overlooked. People ask themselves, “How much can landscaping really cost?” It can add up quickly. Know exactly what you want to spend it on. Beware of deep discounts because it never pays to cut corners.
- Prioritize your landscaping
Breaking your landscaping project into phases can prevent you from breaking off more than you can chew. Don’t attempt the project in one fell swoop.
- Pick focal points for your yard
New homes are like blank canvases. You don’t have to worry about stepping on anyone else’s work and you can start completely from scratch. Pick something that is going to catch the attention of guests or neighbors that drive by.
- Installing your landscaping
If you are working with a landscape contractor, make sure that you are staying in constant communication with them to make sure you are understanding the installation process and if you have any questions regarding anything they are doing.
- Follow up
Pay close attention to the watering requirements that your new plants need. Also learn the year round needs for your plants when it comes to the cold and hot months. Any retaining walls or decks that you install should also be checked throughout the year.
- It's well worth the wait
Working to create the perfect landscape for your home can be challenging, but when the project is all said and done it will be well worth the wait.
Do you have a new home and are looking for ideas to spice up your landscape? Check out these 51 Fresh New Ways To Landscape Your Home.
If you are looking to build a new home, contact us at Homestead Homes and we would love to help you build the home of your dreams!