Landscaping Suggestions from Chuck Hirbour (Homestead Funding) –

For some, landscaping can be a simple touch-up job that slightly improves the overall look of a home. For other people, it is a work of art that requires a lot of techniques and ideas that are used to create a masterpiece. In this article, we’ll cover some landscaping tips that will let you keep your yard healthy and improve the appearance of your property.

  • When mowing your lawn, leave some grass clippings where they fall. As the clippings decompose, they provide your lawn with nutrients, which means that you don’t have to apply as much fertilizer and keep your lawn more natural.
  • Buy fast-growing trees if you want to plant trees for privacy reasons. There are number of different fast-growing trees available for sale, so you should have no problem finding the look that you would like.
  • Take some time to learn about different landscaping techniques. For example, anchor plants can be used to build continuity in your yard design. Plant texture is also important to create variations in your design. You can find quite a bit of free information online on this subject.
  • Do not worry about taking plants out of your yard. Some plantings do not work as well as you originally thought after they are fully grown; so if you decide to remove those undesirable plants, your landscape may be become more aesthetically pleasing. In addition, you can replace such plants with something more appropriate for the space. Remember: removing the plant doesn’t mean killing it. If you can’t find a better space for it in your yard you can always give the plant away
  • Consider investing in a drip style watering system. These systems are simple to install and will allow plants to be watered consistently. This also saves water, as the water is delivered in drips rather than through a sprinkler or hose which sprays water everywhere.
  • Know the precise measurements of your target work area before you head out to select your plants and materials. This makes it easier to know how much of every item you will need. This will help you save money and trips to the store.

Chuck Hirbour    Homestead Funding 

345 North Road Unit 4
North Chelmsford MA 01863

Phone: 978-251-8558
Toll-free: 866-724-2734
Fax: 978-251-8512


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