Landscaping your yard is a very important part of maintaining the value of your home and insuring that you property looks beautiful. When you start the landscape installation process it is very important that you avoid some of these common mistakes. Here are 4 mistakes that many homeowners make.
1. Installing A Complex Sprinkler System
When it comes to sprinklers, the simpler the better. No matter how well you take care of your lawn there is a high probability that there are going to be some problems. You will have to take time to fix sprinklers when a pipe breaks, someone mows over a sprinkler head, when there are water pressure problems, and so much more. If you have to tear out the entire sprinkler system each time you need to make a simple repair, you are going to be in a world of trouble. For this reason, you should try to put in a simple sprinkler system that is easy to fix.
2. Not Having Strong Edges
When you landscape your yard it is important that you put in very strong edges. This not only makes your lawn look nicer, but it will be easier to maintain. Each time you put in a flowerbed, a pathway, tree or any other feature in your yard, you need to make sure that you have a clear edge. You can put in retaining walls, rocks, or anything else that will help to keep things separated.
3. No Drainage
Another problem that many people make is that they don't put enough drainage in their yard. This especially pertains to flowerbeds. When you have a flowerbed put in you should try to make it a berm and put it on a hill. This will help to keep the water from pooling in the area. If you have too much pooling it will cause the flowers and plants to die.
4. Being Unrealistic About Maintenance
Before you start planning your landscaping it is important that you go through and consider how much work you want to spend in your yard. For instance, if you don't like weeding, you shouldn't put in multiple flowerbeds that will require hours of weeding each week. Consider how much time you will spend mowing, money spent on upkeep, wedding, trimming and anything else that might need to be done.
By avoiding these simple mistakes you can make your lawn just how you want it without any regrets.