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How to landscape the outer space in your home

Landscaping is not as hard as people might think and does not require special skills in horticulture. With a few tips, you can have your own beautiful yard and front porch.

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How to landscape the outer space in your home

  • Plan – If you don’t really know what you want, then go around checking other people’s gardens and lawns, see if something fascinates you. The internet is a good way to find such things out so go all the way, finding out designs. Take photographs and bookmark the designs that you do like and work on how they will look in your home. Make sure that you have the ample space to go for the designs that you like. The best way would be to take measurements and draw diagrams on paper as to which trees or boulders will go where.
  • Use the information – Take down what you want in your lawn. Not everything you see in other people’s homes might work in your outer space. Wetlands or rocky bare hill-tops might not support all form of lawn grass. So check out the soil and other conditions. Also, use them to your advantage. Place patio stones or a really good architectural piece where you can’t grow stuff.

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  • A mix and a match – Good landscaping is all about mixing different kinds of plants and trees: evergreen , annuals, shrubs, etc. If you choose wrong, then you might end up with a completely bare garden in some seasons. Check out the nursery near your home to find out different kinds of trees for your home. A wise choice would be to go for fruit or nut trees and shrubs and berry bushes . They will give you ingredients for your recipes while decorating your home at the same time.
  • Work on a single area at one time  – There will a lot of taking off and filling in parts of the whole area with soil . Also, if you are looking to create something like a swing or a pool, do that before you start the planting of the trees,  shrubs and flowers. Work on one single are at a time, finish the work and only then move on to the next area.
  • The water – This is perhaps the most important factor for beautiful and successful landscaping. Plan all your irrigation well and lay out all the piping. If you do not know much about it, consult an expert in this regard.
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Dr Prem Jagyasi

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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