If you are thinking of buying a new home, don’t be put off by a bad garden or yard. These things can be put right with some good landscaping and a bit of hard work. The important thing is to get the inside of the house right with your purchase, as interiors are harder to live with than exteriors. After all, a good gardening project gives a chance to design our perfect yard from scratch!
As a gardening enthusiast, you are probably going to buy a new home that has a good amount of outside space. You may even be thinking about dividing it up into different areas. These areas may include a vegetable or herb garden. You will probably want to test the soil quality. If it isn’t right, don’t despair. You can always replace some or use planters and raised beds that you fill with your preferred dirt.
You may also want to have a quiet or ‘zen’ area in your garden. You may want a good quality patch of grass, some decking, and a water feature or pond. This area may be in a sunny spot so you can soak up the rays while you practice your meditation. Having a quiet corner like this is great for people who work in high-pressure offices, or have to commute a lot to work. It is the perfect spot to unwind and clear your mind.
If you have children, you may want to install a good lawn for them to run around on. Some play bark is a great surface if you want to put a swing or slide in the garden for them too. Trees are great for providing some shade, but be wary of kids wanting to climb it! If you provide a tree house or play house, hopefully, this will reduce the chance of injury.
Some gardeners love splashes of color all over the place. Check your soil or buy some planters so you can enjoy flowers all year round. You may want to design a more formal style of a flower garden. There are some great ideas on the internet, or you could speak to your landscaper.
If you are interested in having a good outdoor eating area and deck, it may be wise to enlist the help of a phoenix landscape design company or one near you. They should be able to help you design your perfect garden, and manage all the hard landscaping work for you too. Perhaps you would be interested in a small pool or replacing wooden fencing with a walled garden design?
When you speak to a landscaper, make a list of all the ideas you speak of and put a price next to each. It may be your budget will not stretch to all the ideas, but two heads are better than one when it comes to brainstorming some great garden features. Whatever you choose, also consider what it will cost you in time and money to maintain it and replace it.