Your landscape will be the introduction to your home. You can make your home more inviting, more appealing, and include curb appeal by redoing the front yard. In the backyard you’ll be able to make a usable space for what your family likes best, whether that’s volleyball, vegetable gardening or entertaining. Careful planning and a step by step procedure will make the renovation of this landscape a fun procedure.
Assess the website. Create a scale drawing of the yard. Determine what components of the present landscape meet your needs and will be kept. Decide what has to be added so that the landscape is more appealing and usable.
Remove elements which won’t be part of this new landscape. Hire professionals to remove large trees and re-route electric wire and pipes, if needed. Stockpile items that will be re-used close to the site of their new use.
Remove irrigation pipes and level the soil under fresh patios or constructions. Construct hardscapes, including walls, patios, paths and constructions. Install new plumbing, wiring and underground irrigation pipes. Start at the most often used places and continue out there to less used areas.
Lay out the borders of flower or vegetable beds and put in edging. Spread 2 to 3 inches of compost or aged manure over the soil and till it in.
Plant trees, shrubs and other big or slow growing plants that will provide the construction of this landscape. Consider the mature size of each plant and allow enough distance, including overhead. Avoid very large trees which will overpower the scale of the existing landscape and home.
Put in the drip irrigation system, rainwater harvesting system and greywater system, if you will be utilizing them. Coordinate systems so that both new and existing plants will be adequately watered.
Amend the soil where you’ll be planting lawns or groundcover. Use the process described for flowerbeds. Plant the lawn or groundcover.
Plant vegetables and flowers at the right season. Mulch the mattresses.