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Landscaping Decisions for New Homeowners

When you move into a new home, you want your front and back yards to be as beautiful as your home.  You want a lawn that is the perfect color green and plants that accent your house in just the right way.  And every ones idea of the perfect yard is different.  Designing and agreeing on the aesthetics of your outdoor home comes with a lot of landscaping decisions.  It is important for a new homeowner to work with their landscaper to help create the most practical landscape for their needs.

DIY or Hire a Landscaping Company?

The first decision you need to make will be about lawn care.  Are you going to mow and maintain your lawn weekly, monthly, or seasonally?  And are you willing to take on the task yourself, or will you need to hire a landscaping company to maintain your lawn for you?  Having a dependable landscaping crew working for you means that your lawn, bushes, and flowers will be cared for year round, even when you don’t feel like doing it.

Landscaping to Fit Your Lifestyle

Your landscape designer needs to know about your lifestyle in order to create the home of your dreams.  Do you have young children that will be playing in the yard? If so, you might desire a playground with a sandbox.  Are you a family that likes to entertain? A patio or deck with an outdoor kitchen might be necessary.  A landscape designer can create a yard to meet the needs of each member of your family.

How will your budget affect Landscaping decisions?

Every family can achieve a beautiful lawn, but certain monetary decisions will need to be made.  Some types of grass, plants, and flowers cost more than others, and the maintenance for this foliage will vary.  Does your lifestyle require you to have an in ground pool, patio or deck with outdoor lighting, and an outdoor kitchen area?  These are all costly things, so paying close attention to your budget will help you make the right choices for your family.

A homes landscaping becomes a big part of the home itself.  Each and every detail will make your home stand out from others on the block.  With some planning and decision making, your home can have beautiful landscaping.

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