Some people are just without talent when it comes to gardening. Unfortunately, this describes me perfectly. When I moved into my first home, one of my concerns was my yard and landscaping. I felt that I didn’t even have a clue about what to do with my yard, so I did some research and found some great ideas to use in landscaping my yard.
The first thing that I did was create a list of the items that I wanted in my landscaping project. I imagined my dream yard and then wrote down the landscaping ideas that I gleaned from this creative work. When you start your list of landscaping ideas, start with the small, short-term projects and then work up to the more time-consuming, expensive projects.
I walked around my neighborhood next so that I could see several different styles of landscaping. This is a free way to get some ideas for your own yard and you get exercise. You may have to carefully think about the layout of your own yard in comparison with your neighbors so that you can get a better idea of what will and will not work in your own yard. I even asked for my neighbors opinions about what items I should consider important in my landscaping. This gave me a great deal of first-hand, helpful advice.
Next, I chose to visit a professional gardener to see what kinds of things that they would recommend for my yard. I told them what I was thinking about and they helped me determine which ideas would work in my yard and which would not. This was a very important step, because they helped to save me time and money on things that would not work in my backyard.
You will find that workers at your local gardening center will be very happy to share their landscaping experiences with you. They will be able to help you with the layout of your backyard and they can recommend plants and flowers that will grow well in your particular region of the country or which landscape stone is best for your climate. This is a great place to get first-hand advice.
Print magazines and websites are two other sources that I like to use to find landscaping ideas. It is important to carefully consider any items that you find using these two sources, because they may not be right for your yard or your climate.