Austin Tree Trimming & Removal: How to Landscape Your Front Yard

Posted: May 27, 2013 in Home tips
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A properly landscaped front yard adds value to your home. In fact according to Smart Money magazine, if you spend 5% of your home Wiki Commons 3 price on landscaping, you might see as much as a 15% increase in the value of your home!

While this makes landscaping the home renovation most likely to bring a good return on investment, 5% of your home price is still quite of money. For a $200,000 home, which is close to the median Austin home price, this is $10,000!

Fortunately, you can save some money with DIY landscaping. If you’re considering going the DIY route, here are a few tips to follow:

Tip #1 – Invest in good soil.

If you want a beautiful landscape, you can’t skimp on the soil. Trees and flowers can’t flourish in clay or otherwise poor soil.

Tip #2 – Use contrast.Wiki Commons 2

Beautiful gardens take advantage of contrast. One way to do this is to place the majority of tall flowers in the back and then place a few in the center to create visual appeal. A second way to do this is to pick flower colors that contrast with each other.

Tip #3 – Cater to the plant’s needs.

DIY landscapers often neglect to pay attention to their plants’ needs. For example, some plants flourish better in full sun while others need shade. Some plants need quite a bit of water while others don’t. Make sure to ask how to properly care for the plants before you buy them.

Tip #4 – Know how to trim.

If you plan on planting trees and bushes, make sure you’ll either be able to prune them yourself or you are willing to hire an Austin tree trimming company to do it for you. An improperly cut tree or brush is visually unappealing.

Tip #5 – Keep lawn ornaments minimal.Wiki Commons 5

If you would like to include lawn ornaments as part of your landscaping, make the ornament a focal piece. Bird baths make great focal points. And as with all focal points, lawn ornaments should be used sparingly.

These are some great tips for getting started on landscaping your own garden, but if you don’t have the time to mess with landscaping, consider calling Dirty Work.

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