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Secrets to Successful Landscaping

Updated on September 26, 2016
Landscaping your house requires hard work and proper planning.
Landscaping your house requires hard work and proper planning.


  • Put the big stuffs/plants in the desired places first

Organize your bigger plants and trees first. Once you have put them in the right places, you can place the smaller plants around it. Consider the distance of the bigger plants and how long or big it will grow. Project things so the big plants will not cover your yard in the future which might prevent the sun to shine on your yard.

  • Match your house with your yard (colors, styles, etc.)

Get some ideas from friends, relatives or neighbors but still be unique. You can play with color blends but be sure that the combinations will match your house.

Project in your plan if you will be having enough time to maintain your landscape.
Project in your plan if you will be having enough time to maintain your landscape.
  • Decide what you want to see inside and out

Have sometime inside your house by sitting near the window and imagine what you want to see. After that, go outside and also make a perspective of the design you want and see if it will be pleasing to the eyes when the viewer is inside and outside your house.

  • Study your yard

Go outside your yard in different time and weather condition to check where the sunlight will fall and where the rain collects. Find the best place to put the pathways, the gazebo or a fountain if you plan to put one and other components you want to put.

Buy landscaping tools according to your needs and your budget.
Buy landscaping tools according to your needs and your budget.
  • Be Budget Wise

Shop for tools like shovels, spade, wheelbarrow, pickax, tamper, rake, knives, sods, landscaping stakes and others by comparing from store to store. List down your priorities in case you ran out of budget. Take note also if you will be hiring people to do the job for you how many will you need and how much will the labor cost.

  • Make sure all the plants you will be putting in your yard can be handled easily by you. Like I said earlier, project things.

Use landscape staples to firmly fasten your sod on the ground.
Use landscape staples to firmly fasten your sod on the ground.

To install the sods on your own:

Step 1: Clean the soil, remove weeds and other unfriendly debris mixed on it then till it to loosen the soil. Mix an organic soil to make it fertile then by using a rake, level the ground.

Step 2: Unroll the sod or turf and lay it on the area where you want it to grow. To cut curve edges, you can use a hose as a guide and use a lawn edger to cut the excess. Fill in all the space with turf and as closely as possible to avoid visible spaces. Use landscaping stakes or landscape staples to fasten the turf to the ground. Measure at least 5-6 inches distance from each stake. Landscape staples come in a box of 50 to 100 pieces at affordable prices so you can use it throughout your landscaping project. You can buy more boxes if you are planning to lay sods in a wider area. The 5 Star Collection sells a 100 piece 6 inches landscaping stakes at a sale price in Amazon, you might want to grab some of those for your landscaping project.

Step 3: Using a lawn brush, fill in the joint with topsoil so that the parts will join faster. If you have a lawn roller, use it to firmly push the sod on the ground. Water the newly installed sod thoroughly and remember to water it regularly.


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