Buying a home for the first time is an exciting time in a person’s life. Finally, after years of living an apartment complex where no animals or gardening are allowed, you get the opportunity to do whatever you want with you house.
This can be an incredible exciting proposition, but to many it can also be quite intimidating. Just think about it; after years of never mowing a lawn or thinking twice about watering your lawn, you are suddenly forced to worry about sprinklers, gardening, and lawn care, all at the same time.
If you find yourself in this kind of situation, do not fear. People make it out of these scary experiences all the time!
To begin with, you can start with your front yard, considering that is what people will almost always see first. Although it may tempting to start planting every flower and shrub you can find, there are better ways to make your front yard easy on the eyes.
One key element to having a good front yard is the idea of simplicity. Yes, you read that correctly—simplify your yard and you will be halfway there!
There are many reasons that simplifying your yard will be beneficial to you in the long run. For one, the simpler your yard is put together, the easier it will be to maintain.
One way to simplify your yard is to use repetition in all that you do. This can be cheaper to purchase more of the same flower, but in different colors.
Repetition may seem boring, but with a couple of different colors all in a row, it can be very pleasing to the eye. You can also use the idea of layering when it comes to flowers.
Layering is a very basic principle, yet it provides an orderly and clean cut look for any yard. All you have to do is put flowers in three or four tiered layers and it looks like something from a professional lawn.
Another important thing to remember when you are designing your own landscape is to take into account your driveway, sidewalk, and house. You will not want to put flowers or shrubs in that do not compliment your house.
Find the mood that your house expresses and pick plants and flowers that will help contribute and add to that mood. This will help boost the overall effect of your house’s appearance.
These are only a few things that you can do to make your first yard look like you know what you are doing. Not only will it help you with your first yard, but with all the yards to come!