If you’ve always dreamed of having that well-manicured lawn and beautiful garden beds that all your neighbors drool over, the only problem is you have never even so much as kept a houseplant alive longer than a few weeks. Landscaping can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are a few quick tips to get the most bang for your buck and get started on the yard you’ve been dreaming of.

  • Take Advantage of Technology

We will in the age of technology, use this to your advantage when planning any project! Before you even head to the garden store, search for an app that allows you to upload a picture of your space and then virtually add features to see how they can spruce up your space.

  • Check Your Water Source

It seems simple, but keeping your grass and plants alive will require watering. If you don’t have an in-ground irrigation system, this means you will either be watering by hand, or putting in some sort of sprinkler to keep your greenery green. Making sure you know where your water spouts are and how much hose you will need before you begin is an important, often overlooked step.

  • Know Your Climate

Do you know what kinds of plants do well in your climate? Maybe you aren’t home much or know you’ll forget to water regularly. Knowing this can help you choose plants and grass that will thrive in dry conditions when the sun beats down during the dog days of summer. Doing your research will save you time, money, and the headache of looking at brown where you had hoped for green.

  • Decide on the Scope

Are you considering building a structure to help you enjoy the fruits of your labor? Possibly a patio, deck, or pergola to sit on or under while sipping on a cold beverage? If this or any of the tips above feel exciting, yet overwhelming, let Tyler Home take on the project for you! Our expert landscapers and builders are ready to work with you to take your project from dream to reality.

Whether you’ve got the greenest thumb on the block, or only keep fake plants in the corner that get dusted once a year, now is a great time to begin thinking about that landscaping project. We hope these tips will help get you started.

While you’re here, check out some landscaping projects completed by the Tyler Home team!