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Landscaping Your Yard For Beauty

by Kuhrich on Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Buying a home is one of the most exciting steps in your life.  However, the excitement mounts even more when you buy a custom home. The next major hurdle you have to overcome is how to landscape your yard, but with some advice this challenge can easily be overcome. Then you can move into your home a lot faster and not have to be concerned about moving into a location which is full of muddy spots in the yard or never having the grass grow like you want it to.

Flower Beds Or Bushes?

The first bit of advice is to find out what kind of flower beds you have around your home. You may have never considered this before, but when you have a sidewalk, you typically have a space on either side of the sidewalk. Some people will put bushes in this area, but this requires future pruning and possible root expansion into the foundation. So you should consider the types of flowers you would want in this area, and possibly find out what kind of shade or sun will be present on the area of the house at any given point of the day.

Grass Varieties Have An Impact

The second piece of advice which comes in handy is to plan for your grass. Typically you need to spread out some grass seed after your custom home construction is complete. Most construction companies provide you with some seed and spread this out on the ground, but others leave it up to you to find the seed. So you should research the type of grass which grows in your area and even does well. Without this information, you may start to plant your grass seed, only to see it never grow because it was the wrong one for your area.

Professional Company Or Do It Yourself?

The third piece of advice is determine who you want to do the work for you. Sometimes the builder of your home will have a landscaper or a landscaping company they work with, but sometimes they do not. So you should research the various companies in the region who provide the landscape work and pick out the best one. Then you do not have to be concerned about doing the landscaping, but also will have a great looking landscape when the job is done. Something else you will not have to worry about is doing all the landscaping work, while you are still trying to move into your new home.

Having a new custom home built is one of the most exciting ways to move into a house. However, when you move in, you may quickly find your landscaping is lacking. This is when you need advice on how to completely landscape your yard. Once you have this advice, it is easy to have a great looking yard and know it will work for your new home for years to come. Without this, you may get your dream yard, but it may not come around as quickly as you want it to.

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com