Though the winter weather continues to rage and it may be hard to believe, warmer weather is right around the corner. Soon it will be time to get out and do some serious digging in the dirt. But if you don’t want to be the person in your neighborhood with “that” yard, you’ll want to avoid making some relatively common landscaping mistakes. Failing to plan. The best landscaping works with the space it’s in. It’s not minimalist, but it doesn’t try to do too much. It mixes different elements to create a pleasing atmosphere. Unless you’re exceptionally lucky, you’re not..
They say good fences make good neighbors, but we’d argue that’s probably not the only criteria. And being a good neighbor has benefits. The time and effort you put into making your neighborhood a better place can: Make your home safer, encouraging the neighbors to look out for you, and each other. Keep property values high. Help you make new friends with people who live on your street! Get you more invested in your neighborhood, which makes it a nicer, better place to live overall. But most of us have been trained to sort of live our lives and retreat.
If your decorations aren’t already up you’re probably already planning on adding something festive to your yard soon (unless you just aren’t into that sort of thing). Thing is, it doesn’t take much to turn your decor into a disaster. Here are 5 ways to make sure you avoid a display that sends Santa running for cover. Don’t overdo it with the lights. We’ve all seen that family who puts lights on every available outdoor surface. Like this picture. Right here. The result isn’t festive: it’s gaudy. Besides, it’s a great way to send your electric bill into the stratosphere.