Home Improvement Projects: Hire a Crawford County, IL Contractor
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Popular Home Improvement Projects:
Putting In A New Lawn
Whether you want to redo your existing yard or you're starting from scratch at a new house, careful planning is the key to making your yard outstanding. Most people love the richness of a lush, dark green lawn. But there are so many other options to consider before you put down all that sod. Remember, the more elaborate the yard, the more work there is to keep it alive and green in Crawford County, Illinois.
First, plan out where you want flower beds, and how many. Many homeowners surround their houses with flower beds and add shrubs, vines and grasses to fill in. Others carve out larger chunks of the yard for more elaborate displays. The only limit is your imagination. Flower beds can take any shape you want and can be changed from season to season.
Second, decide which kinds of plants you want. Spend time at a nursery to see what's available and talk to experts about what grows best with your type of soil and amount of sunlight. If you want trees, take your time deciding where they'll go. You always can transplant shrubs or plants, but once a tree has taken root, it's much harder to move it.
Finally, figure out how you'll tie all the pieces together. Do you fill in with grass, stones, a pathway or gravel? Do you need a decorative or protective fence? What kind of borders on your flower beds? How about a nice arbor or small water fountain and seats for a quiet place to relax and enjoy the benefits of your labor?