Sure, we all want our yard to be as green and pristine as the outfield in Yankee Stadium. But what are some tried and true home landscaping tips that A. we can do ourselves without hiring landscapers, and B. will not break the bank (or your back)? Follow these backyard landscaping plans and commercial landscape ideas directly from a professional commercial landscaper.
The first DIY landscape design idea is to know what you want before you buy. There is nothing worse than spending time, money, and sweat on a patio you will never use. That is why this might be the one commercial landscaper tip in which the consult of a professional is warranted. An hour long conversation with a landscape designer or commercial landscaper could be worth forking over $100 bucks versus realizing your project is askew.
The next commercial landscaper tip is to buy in phases. Regardless if you have the money to pay for all of the project costs upfront, landscaping projects work in stages. If you pay as you go, you will be able to evaluate your progress and adjust your plans (if need be) before moving onto the next stage.
A cost saving commercial landscaper tip would be to research all of your buying options. Some materials and specialized items (such as rare plants) might be cheaper to buy online than ordering directly from one of your neighborhood home improvement retailers. In addition, inspect your plants closely. A specialty shop or nursery might provide closer care and attention than a big box retailer would.
The last commercial landscaper tip and landscape idea for backyard fun is to time your landscaping purchases. Lumber, for example, is cheaper to buy in the winter months. If you have a place to store it, consider shopping for your initial construction materials in winter. Likewise, trees, flowers, bushes, soil, and mulch are cheaper later in the season, too. Sure, you might want to enjoy the fruits of your labor this year, but if keeping costs to a minimum is a must, consider these tips.