Landscaping tips when buying a new home
DesigningFirstly, consider what aspects of your garden you want to retain and what you would like to get rid of. If you’re a keen gardener, you may want to remove portions of patio to make room for vegetable patches. If you’re a family, you may want to add more tall trees for privacy and replace large portions of grass with patio or paving for a low-maintenance landscape. When designing the layout for your garden, measure the area and draw out a to-scale design to get an accurate reflection of the space and how the grounds will work.
Plants and turf
Inspect the soil quality on your new property; heavy clay soils or sandy soils may need to be replaced with a fresh turf or topsoil to encourage the best quality growth. You may even consider replacing your turf with artificial grass for a guaranteed luscious looking lawn that’s very low maintenance.
When considering tree placement, remember that only smaller trees are suitable near the house as larger branches can cause damage to windows. If you are interested in large trees, place them near the garden border to provide privacy and shading to your garden.
Plants must be planted in the right soil consistency and have the right weather conditions available to them. You may even need to consider hedges or windbreaks to provide shelter or shading to keep your plants healthy.
HardscapingFor patios and paving, concrete is the cheapest option, but it is prone to cracking. Opting for a natural stone may be a better option, but will be more expensive.
When constructing fencing, remember that any fencing above 2m (6.56 ft) will require planning permission.