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Home Landscaping Mistakes To Avoid

It is possible to have success with home landscaping when you are doing it yourself. Although if you want maximum satisfaction from your home landscaping there are several mistakes you should avoid. The types of mistakes that can occur range from simple miscalculations up to practical errors that cause major ramifications and require the entire project to be redone. Any of these mistakes can impact the enjoyment of your home landscaping project.

Planning

Many home landscaping projects progress in a miss match pattern. Often plants are placed in specific locations only because there is room and it looks good. Although when it comes to home landscaping it is much more important to have a plan drawn from scratch of the whole yard before starting and then sticking to it afterward. Even if you donít want to come up with a detailed plan, at least try roughly planning out just a single large area and see how it works.

Grass

Nearly every homeowners thinks that they need a grassy area in their home landscaping simply because that is what all the other people on the block are doing. Although the lawn is actually a new addition to home landscaping from a history standpoint. If you donít like the look of a lawn or if you donít have the time to maintain it then it is important to consider other options for your home landscaping. There are many options out there to choose from and you are bound to find one that matches your personality and preferences.

Irrigation

If you travel during the summer, but enjoy plants in your yards then you have a home landscaping dilemma. You will have to figure out a way to make sure the plants are properly watered while you are on vacation. You can have a friend or relative come over to water them for you, but if something goes wrong then all the time and money put into your home landscaping will be destroyed by the time you get home. Although before you cancel your summer travel plans consider adding an automatic irrigation system to your home landscaping design.

Animals

After meticulously drawing out a home landscaping plan and sticking to it, you think you have come up with the perfect landscape design. You have your automatic irrigation system ready for when you go on vacation and you have planted all your plants according to the instructions in fertile soil with a layer of mulch around them. But there is one thing you didnít count on: deer. Deer can destroy plants faster than anything else in your yard. Therefore, if you live in an area prone to deer traffic then you should incorporate some deer resistant plants in your plans.


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Gardening Tip #8

Plants like Sanseveria and Aspidistra require no sun. They can be placed away from a window. Spider plants need semi-shade. You can put plants like these near a window that does or does not get sunlight. Check the label to see what your plant needs.