Evergreen Landscape

Tips for Landscape Makeovers for Older Homes

Source: moananursery.com

As trends change and landscaping becomes overgrown, older homes begin to look outdated and out of place. To give them a fresh look and eye-catching appeal, consider sprucing up your yard with a landscape makeover. You can easily improve the overall appearance of your home and make your outdoor living space an inviting place.

Recreating your landscape may seem like an overwhelming mission. However, you'll see this task can be a rewarding experience that greatly impacts the usability and value of your home. To begin the process, decide on the type of look you'd like to portray in your yard. If you need help visualizing, then turn to a professional landscape designer for ideas and a landscape plan.

When starting your outdoor remodel, be sure to think ahead. If you also intend to renovate the outside of your home, it may be best to complete that work prior to installing a new yard. It is important to ensure one project's success will not impact the other or you can end up spending more time and money than you planned to complete each project.

It is also important to incorporate water conserving ideas for a more affordable and efficient yard. Consider water-wise plants -- those that don't require a lot of water once they've been established. A well-designed, efficient irrigation system, installed by trained specialists is a must for conserving water and maintaining healthy plants.

With the hectic lifestyle that most of us live, many homeowners are also focused on creating a low maintenance landscape. Use plants that are hardy for the New England area and plants that are slow growing and require minimal pruning. Ask an experienced plant specialist to suggest the right plants for your particular yard and tell you how to care for them before making your plant selections. Although no yard is maintenance free, good choices and planning can free up time working in our yards and reward us with time to enjoy them.

The process of removing, replacing, and choosing new materials can be fun, though overwhelming for many. A professional landscape designer will work with you to design the yard of your dreams and can take care of the installation for you. With a little bit of planning and understanding you can be on the way to transforming your outdated landscape into a something extraordinary.

Feel free to call Mike today at 781-585-6182 to discuss your next landscaping project.