It’s Never Too Late to Spruce up Your Landscaping: 5 Helpful Tips

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Whether you’re a landscaping newbie or a seasoned gardener, sprucing up your yard is a great way to boost your curb appeal and add your own personal touch to the outside of your home. With these 5 easy and helpful tips, your landscape will be the envy of the neighbourhood!

1. Plan before you plant.
Creating a plan before you start landscaping is absolutely crucial. Not only will careful planning save you time, but it can save you money as well. Draw up a plan that includes what kinds of plants you'll buy, where you’ll place them and how much you are willing to spend on your project. Having a plan in place will help you to stay within your budget while only purchasing plants that work well with your theme.

2. Find the freebies!
This is particularly important if you’re landscaping on a budget. There are tons of places to get free plants, tools and furniture for your garden if you know where to look. Sometimes the city will give away things like mulch and trees because they want to beautify the area. You can also try websites like Craigslist and Kijiji, where people are constantly trying to get rid of things like old plants and pots.

3. Purchase your plants, trees and shrubs in the fall.
Buying your greenery during the off-season can save you a ton of money as they often go on sale for 50-75% off retail. Just because most people begin to plant their shrubs at the beginning of spring doesn’t mean you have to. Many plants can survive the cooler fall temperatures and are perfectly fine to be planted later in the year.

4. Prepare for planting.
Prepare the ground by raking up any dead leaves, removing unsightly weeds and creating your flowerbeds. Use fertilizer in the soil to provide your plants with the nourishment they need to flourish and grow into the beautiful garden you’ve been dreaming of. You can even save money by making your own compost from food scraps. Compost is really simple to do yourself and it works just as well as fertilizer!

5. Accessorize!
One of the best things about landscaping is that you get to add your own personal touches. By using outdoor décor items such as benches, statues, and fountains, you can easily transform your yard into your own little oasis that you’ll love spending time in.

With a little bit of planning and creativity, it can be fun and simple to create a beautiful landscape that will have the neighbourhood talking.