Landscaping is not just about planting a few bushes and trees, it takes careful planning if t be done right. Also, landscaping doesn’t have to be done by a professional at all times. You can do it yourself. Gardening is said to be one of the most awakening hobbies as it helps you connect with nature so this will be a great opportunity to relive all the stress you’ve accumulated through the years. Here are some useful tips to make sure you make the best out of your garden.
Choose Easy Maintenance Ground Cover
Grass is of course the typical garden ground cover, however it can come with high costs and maintenance. If professionally installed, grass can be quite expensive. Later on, it needs to be constantly trimmed and watered so if you live in a dry area, you will need to put in a lot of work to maintain your lawn well. Poorly maintained lawns will end up having dry patches that will not look good. Instead, go for more affordable ground cover such as thyme or bishops weed. These types spread very fast and are low maintenance. You won’t need to add fertilizer every now and then; also they will survive all four seasons. However, a trim once in a while will ensure your lawn is kept neat and tidy.
Mix Soil With Homemade Compost
You might easily be tempted to buy a few bags of plant soil from home depot; however, you can save on such costs by using the organic waste from your home. It is quite easy to create and maintain a compost pile; you can even buy a compost bin that will do the job for you. Mix this soil with a bag of potting soil so that your waste is also put to use while saving money. if you do not have the time and energy to maintain a compost pile, you can simply use coffee grounds and clay that will give in great nutrients to the plants.
Make Homemade Stepping Stones
Stepping stones are quite expensive if to be bought from outside. Rather, you can easily make your own. All you need is a bag of cement, a square or round shaped cardboard box, some marbles and pieces of glass for decoration. Pour the cement mixture into the box, then decorate with marbles and glass, let dry, take the block out of the box and place them along the garden pathways. If you have decking installations South East Melbourne, these stepping stones can be used to mark the path at the foot of the deck through the grass and all over the garden.
Install A Seating Area
This could either be on the deck or in the garden. you will enjoy your time sitting in the garden, sipping your morning tea and having breakfast with family and friends. Consider the space and ensure everyone can sit comfortably and even move around without knocking on any of the posts and tripping over edges.