Do it - self landscaping

Edith By Edith, 20th May 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Here are tips on how your can do your own landscape and come up something great. The benefits of do it yourself landscaping

Do it - self landscaping

As we were constructing our house we are terrified by the idea of contracting a professional to do landscaping for us. Not because we did not value the services of professional but we did not have finances to do so, Lack of finances happened to be a blessing in disguise. It meant that we could also not employ a foreman to supervise the construction. We therefore had no choice but to do it ourselves, that is my husband, I and our three sons. I was a teacher and so i had plenty of free time during the week, while my husband and the children joined on weekends. For the children, being out in the field playing, with packed lunch was fun.
We decided to devote our time at the construction site landscaping and having fun with the children at the same time. We had a concrete step by step plan on how to do the landscaping.
1. We designed the kind of a compound we wished to have, a drive way, a field where we could hold outdoor functions, and a kitchen garden.

2. we leveled the field and designated areas for flowers and concrete work
3, We embarked on planting trees and flowers. starting with a fence round our home. Planting flowers was not a one day exercise. We were very selective on the kind of flowers we wanted to match our taste and our home. The most interesting thing is that my husband's work involved traveling to various parts of the country and on every trip he would come with seedlings of flowers and trees.
By the time we moved into our house, you could think we had lived there for years. We have not stopped working on our compound and we love it. we did not spend a lot of money either buying the trees or flowers.
The exercise was also beneficial to us financially and relationally. We got time to bond with our children and to teach them the value of hard work, not to mention keeping fit.

Tips on do it landscaping
1. Have in mind the kind of a compound you want
2. Be creative
3, Do not be in a hurry, a nice looking compound takes time
4. Consider the benefits of doing it yourself to get motivated

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Do It Self, Landscaping

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author avatar Edith
A counseling psychologist and an educationist . I am interested in writing on parenting and the youth

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