September 28, 2011

Lanscaping Now

With the set on of winter, you are probably looking forward to less yard maintenance like mowing, weed control, pruning, and other chores. But now is also a great time to start thinking about what you want out of your yard next year. Maybe you learned a few things from the passed months that made you re-think how you will do it in the future. Perhaps you've seen a landscape or decoration piece on TV, in a magazine, or around town that you would like to add to your own yard. If you want next year's lawn to be spicier, prettier, or simpler than this year's, you'd better start saving, planning, and reading!

More/New Plants

A simple way of adding some more color and culture is to put in some new and exotic plants. Rip out that old shrub and put in a Palm Tree! Your neighbors won't know what hit them and your lawn will have a whole new feel.

Better Sprinkler System

If your lawn struggled this year, one thing you should definitely consider for next year is upgrading or altering your irrigation system a little bit. A Orbit lawn sprinklers are guaranteed to provide you with all your watering requirements. Maybe you just need to put in a new sprinkler head or drip irrigation system. If you're adding more plants, you will definitely have to consider your sprinkler system layout. Click the button to the right to view parts and prices!

New Grass

Maybe you are just sick of the feel and/or look of your current lawn. Is it that nasty Bermuda that simply is not a comfort to walk or lay on? Consider doing away with it and laying new sod. This is definitely not a one day project and will take plenty of planning and money. This is something you should really start to prepare for now.

New/More Decorations

It's no secret that a beautifully sculpted fountain can turn even the most rugged lawn into an elegant yard. Do some window shopping for waterfalls, patio furniture, hammocks, stepping stones, and miscellaneous knick knacks that will add character to your lawn.

A Pool

If this last summer's heat was almost too much to bear, you may want to put in a swimming pool. It is no small project but can be well worth it. This is also something you would want to start considering right now, before it gets too late.
Some people have a putting green in there very own backyard. Now there's something to consider for next season!

Before you know it, summer will be upon us!


Phil Goold is a retired landscaper of 30 years. He loves being outside more than anything else, except maybe pie. He enjoys connecting with other landscapers and gardeners because everyone brings something new and fun to the table. Connect with Phil on Twitter and Google+.

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