Continuing a look at getting into landscaping, these tips come in once you start to get into your yard and get more hands-on with your projects. You'll need professionals for fence repair or installation and some of the bigger landscaping projects, but many of the things you'll start out with you can probably do on your own.
If that's the case, here are a few things to get you started :
Even once you have a plan, there are going to be a ton of little projects to be done around the yard. Your instinct might be to jump into the biggest and hardest, but that could get your burned out quickly. Most bigger projects are done by those who have experience doing the little things!
As you get started in your yard, pick the little projects: planting small flowers, painting garden furniture, organizing the things that will go in the yard, loosening the dirt for flower beds—these things lay a good foundation for the garden, and anyone can do these projects with great success and then build on them.
There are going to be some big items that take little work but will provide instant, noticeable results. For instance, look at the walls and fences in your garden space: are they dirty? Need washing? Are you going to grow vines on them?
Furniture, if you're going to use it, makes a huge difference as soon as you put it in the yard. So does lighting (start with a very simple lighting choice and expand as you get the yard sorted out more!).
Time to start planning those projects you have been dreaming of all winter long. Whether it is a new fence to add to your backyard living area or some maintenance on your existing fence. Now is the perfect time to start that project. In designing your fence there are several different options to choose from -- Aluminum and Custom Wood are two of the most popular fence types. However, plenty homeowners are perfectly satisfied with galvanized or the vinyl coated chain-link. The vinyl privacy is also a great option.
For those of you that have a wooden fence now is the perfect time to protect your investment by staining and sealing. This ensures that your investment will be well protected as well as adding a beautiful color to the fence.