If you are like most people, you think about
landscaping your yard. It is not for everyone, but for those who do it, they
are rewarded with a beautiful new yard. It comes with a sense of pride for
making changes to your yard. Not only that, it can increase the value of your
home. Think about it, when looking for new living quarters, you always look and
pick a place by how it looks outside first.
The question is, what landscaping products do you need for landscaping? Soil is one of the most important things you will need. You need it to level off areas and to fill in new gardening spots. This brings you to mulch as well. Mulch is great for keeping weeds at bay, and for trapping in moisture for your shrubs, and flowers.
Gravel is another great landscaping filler. If you have areas of the yard where grass won’t grow, gravel is a great cure-all. Gravel is also a good way to make walkways lined with large rocks. Perhaps you don’t want the bother of maintaining grass, then you can fill your yard with gravel. This is a popular inshore area home.
Sand, bricks, and pavers go hand in hand to make lovely walkways or a whole patio. First, a spot, or trail, is leveled out, then sand is spread out to help keep the bricks or pavers level. When you are done setting bricks, and pavers, then you pour more sand over the whole surface of the bricks. Sweep the sand lightly over all the cracks, until they are totally filled in. This really keeps the bricks in place.
You can build special garden areas or borders with retaining wall blocks or edgers too. Go to a local home center to choose the many different retaining wall blocks they sell to decide what you want around your home. Never attempt to build a wall over two feet by yourself though. Those types of walls require permits and should be done by professionals to ensure that they are safely built.
There are all sorts of other landscaping products you can use in your yards. Some people like to have a more natural look with their landscaping. They may use stones that are native to their area. Some examples are sandstone in New Jersey, river rocks from local rivers, or flat flagstone from the mountains. Wood is also another natural look as well and blends in well. It is also hospitable to climbing vines.
You may want to do a little research before picking out what you want to use. Metal is never good if you want to have any type of climbing or spreading plants. Metal tends to burn the plant as it touches it, then it won’t continue to grow. Look at magazines, or search on the internet for landscaping ideas. Join a local gardening club. There is nothing better than making friends with a bunch of people who share the same interests.
You can really use your imagination when it comes to landscaping. Some places specialize in antique items or items that came from antique buildings. This can include huge wooden beams to use as edging or even crafted to make seating.
Maybe even use old cast iron wheels to make individual gardens. People have been using old wooden wine barrels for years as planters. Don’t forget whatever you drive down the road and see. Remember one man’s trash is another man’s treasure! The possibilities are endless if you just use your imagination.