No matter how much hard work you place into home improvement, the job is not complete without the pool landscaping. Many people are content with the standard grass and trees, maybe some flowers or shrubberies around the house, but many people want so much more than that. They want lighting, flower beds, gravel paths, contoured land, and generally every aspect of the yard to be as aesthetically pleasing as possible. To make your yard beautiful, prepare yourself for some very heavy duty pool landscaping.
Just Like On Television
Recently seen any of those pool landscaping shows on television? They can be absolutely great for ideas about where to start. There is literally so much to do to improve your yard that it can be a daunting task just to figure out where to start! A good suggestion is to develop a budget of how much you are able to spend. Several hundred dollars can go a long way, but a few thousand are almost sure to cover the entire yard.
The next step of pool landscaping is to look at pictures. Several fantastic magazines in print contain some of the most beautiful examples of yards, and television shows help you figure out a way to go about fixing up the yard. As always, the Internet is also a great source of ideas. Because you’re going to be spending hundreds or thousands of dollars, you want to make sure any investment you make is the right one which you’ll be happy with potentially for decades. It wouldn’t make much sense to pour thousands of dollars away only to realize that you’re not happy with the results, would it?
Get Some Help
So when it comes to getting around to actually landscaping, another good suggestion would be to hire some friends and family, especially if it’s a big project. Placing too much work on your own shoulders will not only take longer, but it will also increase the chance that you’ll get burned out and will leave the project go for later, and we all know what that means. Just because you spent the money to buy tons (literally) of dirt, gravel, and mulch doesn’t mean that you’ll want to move all of that by hand when the time comes. It can be a very daunting task, and one that you shouldn’t tackle on your own. Especially when you’re just setting out on landscaping, the road can seem very long ahead of you.
You have already started on your pool landscaping project, but unless you invested in some lawn edging you still have some work to do yet. Lawn edging comes in many varieties, including brick, stone, aluminum and plastic. Depending on what look you are trying to achieve will also factor into what type you end up using. However, the basic plastic lawn edging will be sufficient for most jobs.
Why do I need Lawn Edging?
Nobody likes having stones get thrown into their yard, and this unfortunately happens too often when they use decorative stones in flower beds and other aesthetic landscaping projects. Stones around the edge of your house can help clean up its appearance by not having weeds and grass growing up its walls. Also, they can protect the wood of your home from termites and other nasty critters, but they can damage lawn mowers and feet running in the yard. So how do you keep the stones out of the grass? Use lawn edging to keep the different parts of your landscape project separated as they deserve to be.
A Low-cost Investment
Lawn edging can increase your landscape’s aesthetic appeal; especially over time as normal wear and tear can blur the edges of different parts of the yard, such as flower beds becoming tangled with grass and weeds and stones being tossed into the yard. By separating these areas, your yard will have a nice, clean look for many years. Landscape edging is not harmful for the environment because it will decompose very slowly, and you’ll be doing your yard a huge service by beautifying it and not having to maintain it nearly so much.
Save Money over time
Not only that, but lawn edging is cheap! It’s unlikely that you’ll spend more than fifty dollars buying enough to partition all the landscaping areas off from one another. That’s money that you’ll save in a few years when you don’t have to replace stone beds and other landscaping projects. Every year, the savings will grow, and you’ll still have no more work to do in maintaining your yard.
What it boils down to is you really have to ask yourself if you can afford not to buy lawn edging for your yard. Just think about all of the things you’ll be able to buy with the money you’ve saved in the long run. Over a few years, you might be able to even buy a new television set or go on a cruise with your loved one, things you wouldn’t be able to do if you would spend more money on dirt, weed killer, and stones or mulch.