No matter where you live, theres nothing better than relaxing outdoors on a warm summer night watching your backyard landscaping ideas come to life.
Unfortunately, re-landscaping your entire backyard during the course of one growing season can be back breaking, expensive and requires major planning.
Heres a simple solution: Break up your backyard into rooms and remodel one room each year. This is especially helpful if youre on a budget. Youre results will be much better if you spend as much time and money as you can on one project, rather than trying to revamp the entire backyard all at once for the same amount of money.
Although youre landscaping only one section of the yard at a time, you still need an overall plan. Using graph paper, sketch out the permanent structures on your property including the house, out buildings, deck and trees.
This is also a good time to consider which existing plants and shrubs wont be a part of the new landscape.
Make copies of your sketch and experiment with different designs. Incorporate ideas you like from magazines or gardens youve visited.
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