You know that winter is always just around the corner, and it might already be snowy in your neck of the woods. If you still have time to prepare your yard for the winter, take these steps to make sure that your yard looks great when spring rolls on in this year. 1. Clear debris from your yard. This includes dead grass, leaves, and other lawn mess. Otherwise, you may find your yard building up a layer of moss and fungus that may lead to disease for the entirety of your beautiful landscape.
- Landscaping your yard can get expensive when you're purchasing most of your landscaping supplies from a local store. If you have intentions of working on the landscaping of your yard and need to save money due to a limited budget or simply want to divert your money towards various projects around your home, it's a good idea to look into how salvaged materials can be used. Purchasing used materials for cheap or even picking them up for free can help you create a yard that feels truly unique without sacrificing quality.
- If you want an elegant touch for your garden area, add a stone edging, often called paver edging. Adding a stone edging is attractive, but it also keeps weeds under control, and it defines a mowing edge. You should be able to lay the edging yourself with no landscaping experience. Here are some tips to install a stone garden edging. Prepare to Work For this project, you need: work gloves tape measure pencil string or hoses landscape spray hand tamper or digging bar shovel, stakes course sand wheel barrow or wagon plastic barrier (optional) landscaping stones Draw an outline of the garden on paper, and determine a placement for the edging.
- Few things are more delightful than a tranquil garden path marked by stepping stones, particularly when the spaces between those stones are occupied by soft and colorful groundcover plants. Although most groundcover will struggle to survive under high foot traffic, other species will thrive and flourish regardless of how often they are stepped on -- and they are often available to buy as wholesale plants. These are four unusual and beautiful plants that are hardy enough to be grown as part of a walking path while still being comfortable enough to be navigated barefoot.
- If you want the look of a waterfall in your landscape, but you lack the hills or the ponds, consider building a faux rock waterfall. All you need to do is dig a small basin to serve as a drainage point. It is a task a beginning DIY enthusiast can complete without a professional landscaper. Here are some tips to build a faux rock waterfall in your yard Prepare to Work