It’s a natural thing to do to walk down your street, checking out the neighbors’ yards and think that they are greener than yours. We all want to have the best-looking yard on the block, and there are some simple things you can do to make this goal a reality!
We’re here to help! For decades, the experts at Hidden Creek Landscaping have been helping homeowners make their yard the best in their neighborhood. From design and installation to regular maintenance, we have the services you need to create the perfect yard.
How do I get started creating the best yard on the block?
The first thing to do when creating a prize-winning yard is to plot out your landscaping. Take a look at the shape and size of your yard, and factor the labor and cost of maintaining certain features. Think about if you want some permanent hardscape like stone retaining walls and paths, and what kinds of plants you’d like to see. Do your selections suit the conditions of the local climate and require regular fertilizing and watering? If you want a wide, green expanse of lawn, how much work will be required to keep is lush and well-groomed?
Other things to consider when planning your design includes making sure the result is aesthetically pleasing. You’ll want to incorporate shorter and taller plants to give your yard depth and remember that not all flowers bloom at the same time. A great idea is to use small bushes or hedges to create borders and shapes, as well as to make your yard look healthier and plusher. Plus, making the right choices and placement for bushes can make your yard look great no matter the season.
You’ll want to mix and match the plants you use so that there is always something in bloom.
Some people like to have a yard with several different colors while others prefer to keep the colors muted. You’ll want to consider this from the start, planting things that suit your color choices over all the different seasons.
These are just a few of the factors you’ll want to think about when plotting out your perfect yard. Our design team are experts at helping you refine your vision, taking your goals, and making them a reality.
What kinds of things should I keep in mind when it comes to maintenance?
Sometimes it’s the easiest tasks that can have the biggest impact on your yard. For instance, getting rid of yard debris can change the appearance. Raking the dead grass out and cleaning up leaves and dead branches make your yard look fresh. It also creates a healthy environment for your grass and plants to grow and thrive.
You’ll want to create a regular schedule for fertilizing and reseeding. Fertilizing and reseeding will help make your lawn look more lush and green. Many people fertilize their yard at the start of every season, but the kind of fertilizer you use will determine the schedule. After fertilizing, inspect for any areas that are bare or brown and reseed. Pick the right kind of grass seed for your region, and scatter it over the brown patches. It’s good practice to scatter some over the green areas to fill in any gaps too.
What other things that will make my yard the best on the block?
The most important thing to remember is patience. It takes time and effort to create a beautiful yard. Planting is a long game, with some plants blooming now, and others blooming in different seasons. Watering wisely and planting properly goes a long way in making sure your yard will thrive and look great all year round.
Some plants require shade and others require sun. Since the angle of sunlight changes with the seasons, you’ll want to make sure you consider this. If you give it time to grow properly, your yard and garden will fill out perfectly, giving you the best yard on the block!
Another thing to remember is to start small. Your yard won’t be picture perfect on day one. By tackling it one area at a time, you can focus on making sure one part of the yard or one garden bed is in good shape before moving on to the next area. Over time, you’ll be able to reap the rewards of your patience, having a yard that makes all of your neighbors green with envy.
There are so many things to consider, where should I start?
It can be overwhelming when you start the process of creating a great yard, but with the right help, you can have the best yard on the block in no time! We are here to help. Give us a call and our design experts will help you visualize how your yard could look, our construction team will create breathtaking hardscape features and lush flower beds, and you can count on our maintenance team to keep everything looking perfect.
All you have to do is sit back and admire your personal oasis!