Ideas for Landscaping Your Home

Posted on 03 May 2009

Making improvements, whether aesthetic or practical, to the surroundings of your home, is the definition of landscaping. And since you’re the one who know what it needs, it makes the task more simple.

New home landscaping ideas come out with creativity flowing in people’s minds. This breaks away from the normal routine and adds a new flavor to the applications and uses.


Landscaping is landscaping, whether it’s residential or commercial. Anyone who owns a home, wants to be proud of the way it looks. They want to feel like they bring a nice quality to their neighborhood and community.

One of the beauties in home landscaping is the fact that you can do it yourself, and you don’t have to kill yourself doing it. There are simple ways to make doing your own home landscaping fun, with just a little elbow grease, and using your creative eye to enhance your home.


A sketch of your home’s floor plan is an excellent starting place. For those of us who are artistically challenged, there are some excellent landscaping software programs available. They’re invaluable aids for figuring out what best suits your home and yard. You can view various layouts and look at different options until you can arrive at what suits you best.

If the software route is not your bag, then the internet may offer some options for finding landscaping ideas. The importance of the planning cannot be over-stressed. It will save you countless mistakes and money as well.

You should have knowledge of the whereabouts of the water, gas, and electrical lines that may run through your yard. These can be tremendous headaches when busted, as well as a danger to your family and neighbors.


Everyone soon discovers, once they begin to lay a foundational attack at their home landscaping job, that there may be more to it than originally met the eye, but that shouldn’t be discouraging, because it can still be a relatively simple process.

Zoning restrictions are an area that needs looked into before making your plans. Rules and regulations are laid out for things like height of trees, certain types of fences, and other restrictions that you should be aware of before finalizing your plans.

Some considerations could be things like a backyard drainage system, or soil composition for the types of plants you want to have, or the way the sunlight hits on your property, furniture and plant placement, etc.

You should try to estimate the time for your project, and consider every aspect of home

4 Responses to “Ideas for Landscaping Your Home”

  1. This is a very informative post. I think that having the utility companies come out and mark where things like, water, sewer, electric, gas, etc. are located is very important and should be done in conjunction with the planning phase of any landscape project.

  2. kikonja says:

    Your yard is like an outdoor room that can be enjoyed in the warmer months. Planning a landscape can add value to your house as well as to your health as gardening burns over 400 calories an hour. Edible landscaping can even provide food! This excellent article gets you started with some good ideas..

  3. Crane Trucks says:

    When it comes to tree trimming, farming, landscaping and labor intensive work I always bring out the bad boy toys. After destroying two back ends in my truck I finally decided to purchase some heavy duty equipment to help me on my way. I have found my dump truck and bucket truck to be very helpful with trimming tall trees and removing the debris from my yard.

  4. James Mann says:

    I have been looking at ways that will save our energy as both my wife and I have health issues that limit our energy levels. The plan is to eventually be done with most of the lawn in our yard as I can’t mow it so my wife has to while I sit feeling guilty.

    There is so much we can do with our new property, for now it’s just the amount we can do at any given time. So slowly we will have the backyard garden that we want, with very little lawn.

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