Your yard should be a place that makes you smile. It should be comfortable, well-designed, stylish, and practical for your needs. That means it’s unique for you and your family. After all, what works for you may not work for your best friends. But, you’re interested n making your home perfect, not theirs!
The good news that it’s easier than you think to create a beautifully landscaped yard. The secret, as with most things, is in the preparation.
Survey The Land
You’re going to need a plan for what you would like to achieve. This starts with surveying the land you have and drawing it. You don’t need a scale drawing, but one that shows the right proportions of your yard.
On your plan, you’ll want to mark all the permanent structures. If you have a pond and want to keep it, draw it on your map, you should also include wells, sheds, outbuildings, and even trees.
But, many people forget to go below the surface. You need to know if anything runs under your yards, such as power lines or sewage. You don’t want to dig into them! It’s a good idea to contact Ausgrid first to check this.
You can include these on your map and work your plans around them. The aim is to have a plan of the existing permanent features and then draw what you would like the yard to look like when you’re finished.
Remove The Obstacles
Trees are listed as permanent because you may want to keep them. But, the reality is that trees and even ponds can be rid of if you don’t want to keep them. When dealing with trees, it is best to get professional help, such as these North Shore tree loppers.
They’ll bring any tree down safely or trim it to the size you want.
This stage also involves clearing anything else that could slow down the ultimate landscaping part of the project. The fewer obstacles there are, the better.
Prepare The Land
You’re going to want to dig up sections of the yard. The starting point is to carefully remove the turf from the top. This ensures you can put it back in the areas you want to keep grass. It will save you from buying grass seed and waiting for it to grow.
Once you’ve removed the turf, you can bring in the digger and start removing excess soil and leveling the relevant surfaces. You’ll want to flatten the space and then create the raised areas or add your decking after.
You’ll be able to relay the turf straight away on the parts that will be lawn.
The finishing stages of landscaping are always the best. These are when you add your decking, shape bedding areas, and even add flowers. Creating the yard in accordance with your plan is rewarding because everything starts coming together.
However, it is important not to rush this stage. If done properly it can last for years and need no additional maintenance.