Creating a beautiful garden is as much a matter of knowledge as experience. If you know what to do, you’ll find your yard is everything you’d hoped. For example, many gardeners understand why you should finish your hardscaping projects before starting your landscaping efforts. You also know the importance of choosing the right plants for your yard and what to do with your lawn waste. It’s the little tricks like this that form the foundation of the most beautiful gardens in your neighborhood.

Hardscaping Projects

Your dreams of a whimsical garden can become a reality, but there are a few steps to take first. Any hardscaping projects you might have are at the top of that list. Otherwise, installing a deck, sidewalk or fence could undermine your efforts. Hardscaping projects often damage the turf, compact the soil and destroy your plants.

Guarding the Garden

A thick, lush lawn accentuated by beautiful gardens is a breathtaking sight to behold although keeping grass out of the flowerbed is a chore. Just as frustrating is watching your flowers invade your lawn after you spent hours planting Nature’s Finest grass seed. Fortunately, a solid barrier made of any material installed around your garden will protect your lawn and your flowers.

The Right Plants for Your Yard

Long before you begin digging holes and trying to nurture seedling into thriving plants, you should take the time to choose the right plants for your yard. This means studying your yard to determine where the sun rises and sets as well as which areas receive plenty of sunlight and which remain shady. Choosing plants best suited for those areas helps ensure you will indeed have a beautiful, thriving garden.

Beneficial Recycling

Most people dread not only the chore of cleaning up the clippings, leaves and branches but also disposing of them. Ironically, you’re wasting a very valuable asset to your lawn and garden. Instead, rent a shredder and put the lawn clippings back on your yard as mulch. The benefits are cheap all-natural fertilizer full of nutrients your garden will love.

Lawn Length Myth

As beautiful as your yard is, there are days finding time to cut the grass seems like more trouble than it’s worth. Finally, you cut the grass short so you can go longer before mowing again only to discover grass grows at the same rate no matter the length. The real solution lies in cutting for the season – longer in the summer to decrease water evaporation and shorter in the winter to help warm the ground. Your grass and yard will thank you for your efforts.