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15 Tips to Begin Landscaping

Landscape designing can be overwhelming. There’s a lot of possibilities and the list of ideas about needs and wants seems endless. If you’re new to landscaping, consider the following tips below and you might find something useful and helpful.


  1. Play with ideas. No, you don’t have to limit yourself with how you want the patio, the garden, or the yard at your home designed. Ask suggestions from your family members and jot them down on paper.
  2. Study your area. Does the patio get a lot of sun exposure, or does the wind breeze through it more times in the day? Think of these and then match the solutions to temper the problem.
  3. Build on small projects. The beauty about learning how to landscape is that you can be creative and take your time. Create a DIY project and see how good the results are. When you’re tired and need to find inspiration, take a respite. Continue filling and designing in the next days until you’re happy and satisfied with the output.
  4. Work on a theme. Having a theme will make your life easier. The trick is to get a focal point where every little things throughout the landscape design will blend well.
  5. Repeat some elements. Repetition creates a good and comfortable pattern for the eyes to follow. To stay away from monotony, adding a surprising accent will be ideal.
  6. Be patient. Landscaping can be pretty challenging even for those who are experts. It helps to be patient so you can have a fresh mind and determination to work on what you have started.
  7. Find inspiration. If you are creative and artistic, try to paint or draw something to inspire your landscape design.
  8. Get advice from the pros. Instead of paying landscape architects for the entire project, you can ask for a day of consultation with designers or gardeners. It will be worth it!
  9. Shop online. Physical shops that you can visit in your city may not have the stocks or designs you imagine to be in your space.
  10. Talk to neighbors. Think your neighbor in country club homes in Tagaytay can lend you materials for landscaping? It will be nice if you can socialize with them to save money in buying heavy equipment.
  11. Add flowers. Ornamental flowers bring color to the garden. A landscape design without attractive colors will look almost dull and lifeless.
  12. Determine proper spacing. The landscape design will tend to have more fungal and insect problems if there’s not enough space to allow proper air circulation and movement in the area.
  13. Wait for deals. Some materials for landscape design are seasonal. For instance, lumber is often less expensive during winter. If you can afford to wait, you can save a lot more on trees, shrubs, and soil by buying late in the season.
  14. Know the materials. When you have a solid idea on the design, decide which materials to get and how much you will need. Sand, soil, rocks, and mulch can be bought in different volumes per order.
  15. Place plants thoughtfully. A mix of plants and flowers will be great. Select which kinds of flora and fauna to include in the landscape design thoughtfully and purposefully.


When landscaping for the first time, you don’t have to shell out a lot of money to achieve an exceptional landscape. The key is to plan out things carefully and look around for best buys that can further widen your choices and ultimately make you score specialized products.


Author Bio

Randolph Hoover and his family were originally from San Diego California but he is currently studying Business Administration in Umea University in Sweden. Aside from being a student, He also helps his parents with their home maintenance business in their home in Umea. He is also one of the marketing guy for Tagaytay Highlands.

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