Spring is a great time to create your landscape from scratch. If you’re starting with nothing, you’ll want to mark off the areas where you will have any pathways such as a driveway or sidewalks. You may want to consider making a drawing, as recommended in the blog post from Confessions of a Serial DIY-er.
First, find a good book or website for your local area on what plants do best for your neck of the woods. Make sure to intermingle various sizes, colors and shapes of plants and flowers. Once you’ve plotted out all the angles, check to see if it is lovely from your windows, as well as from the curb in front of the house.
And make sure your flowers bloom at intervals so you’ll have a lovely yard all year long. Landscaping can be expensive, make sure you budget ahead of time.
In the long run you will reap the rewards of your landscaped yard.
Healthy yards keep local water sources from being polluted. And many plants you’ll put in your yard can be useful to your local habitat, keeping birds and bees fed.