4 Quick Tips about Landscaping

Whether your yard needs a few fresh touches or a complete makeover, it’s important to tackle your project the right way. If you have no experience with landscape designs, the whole process can feel scary and overwhelming. Look at the information below before making any big decisions.


Be Open to Change

If you want your landscaping to look its best, you have to be open to the options available to you. This doesn’t mean that you should buy something because it’s on the cover of a gardening magazine. Be honest with yourself. Think about whether or not that bush really reflects the personality of you and your family. It’s fine to use temporary landscaping fixes while you decide what you really want. Pots filled with annual flowers and stepping stones on the grass are good options. If you change your mind, it’s easy to get rid of something.

Note the Size of Your Yard

It’s important to know the size of your yard before you commit to something. If you have a large yard, you need to know what you should invest in so everything appears cohesive. Common colors are one way to achieve this. Picking random plants and accessories may make your yard look messy and unattractive. If you plan to have guests over in the future, this is something to keep in mind. Measure your yard and draw a map. Think about where you want to place things ahead of time to avoid confusion. Beginners tend to fall into certain traps and give up – make sure this doesn’t happen to you.

Don’t Push For Too Much At Once

Take it easy – you don’t need to have the perfect yard right out of the gate. Pace yourself and add one thing at a time. Pay attention to where people tend to sit in your yard so you can plan around it.

Make a List of Wants and Needs

Do your children need a place to play? Do you plan to have parties in your yard? What do you want people to see when they look out the window? Play around with your list and ask loved ones for advice. Get feedback from the people who directly benefit from new landscaping.

Remember that patience is the key. Whether your yard is large or small, you can give it a different look when you plan ahead and take your time.

Blue Oak Landscaping is Northern California’s premier landscaping company servicing Butte County and surrounding North State areas such as Chico, Oroville, Paradise, Corning, Red Bluff, Redding, Orland,  Marysville or Sacramento. We’re able to deliver the highest quality landscaping products and services through the combined experience of its employees. We own and operate the newest equipment that allows our seasoned landscapers to do extraordinary projects. Blue Oak installs plants, trees, lawns and irrigation, but our passion lies in our ability to install hardscaping (paved areas like walkways or pavers) and other sought after landscape elements Ready to get some work done? Please call us today at (530) 518-7248 or email ben@blueoaklandscaping.com


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