Getting Started On Your Landscaping

If you have recently purchased a new home, then you want to make sure you get your yard looking the way you want it. While it may take you a while to come up with a whole landscaping theme and get everything done, there are a few things that you can start on right away that will help you to achieve a look you will be happy with for the meantime. This article will provide you with some helpful tips and advice that you should consider following to start on your yard.

Work on the lawn

If the lawn has some bare spots, then you'll want to find out the type of grass it has and purchase some grass seeds. Till the dirt, sprinkle the seeds, and give the area a light watering. If there is only patchy areas of grass or you aren't happy with the type of grass that you currently have, then you can have someone come out and remove it. You can then either grow grass with seed or choose to have slabs of already grown grass put down. The second option is going to give you instant gratification, but it can be quite a bit more costly.

Decide on a garden area

If you want a garden, then you want to choose the spot right away. This way, you will be able to work the rest of your landscaping around that area. Plus, you can start growing your flowers right away so you can begin enjoying the touch of beauty they will bring to your yard. Remove the grass from the garden section and prepare the area for planting. Put up some type of border so the garden area is separated from the yard so people or animals won't walk on it while you are waiting for your plants to grow. You can put up a little fence to accomplish this.

Have a sprinkler system installed

It will be very important for you to make sure that you have a sprinkler system installed so that grass will get watered completely, as well as the garden area. You should also consider having motion-sensing sprinklers installed around your garden area or anywhere else where you want to keep animals and even people from walking. The sprinklers will go on when something large triggers them, and this will chase intruders away from that area so nothing gets ruined.