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DIY: Landscaping Like a Pro

Landscape like a pro!

Landscape like a pro!

If you want to make your yard look like a garden, landscape it yourself.

Maybe you just recently moved into a new home. You want to make the yard your own. But you don’t have the money in your budget to hire a professional landscape designer.

Don’t worry.

You can do it yourself and save a lot of money.

The biggest thing it will cost you is some time and imagination.

Like anything else, landscape design requires a plan on paper. First, think about what kinds of plants you want. Take a trip to your local nursery and research. Make a rough sketch of your yard. Then, start drawing in the items you want.

It doesn’t have to be pretty, just functional.

If you are low on ideas, by a few gardening magazines. They provide an easy way to get information and show pictures that may give you some ideas for your own project.

To save money, do not buy the most expensive items in the Spring.

If you wait until the end of summer, nurseries will put everything on sale to clear their inventory. Often, you can save from 50% to 70% off plants during end of season clearance sales.

You don’t have to do everything at once.

Set yourself a budget and buy a few things at a time. This will make it easier to avoid burnout from all of the physical labor entailed in landscaping a yard.

Once you complete your garden, invite your friends over for a barbecue.