Does Your Yard Have a Landscaping Theme?

4 Easy Ways To Turn Your Raw Land Into A Vibrant Landscape

by Dan Mckinney

Buying a home that sits on raw land can save you a lot of money on your initial investment, but you'll likely want to find cost effective and easy ways to quickly develop the property sooner rather than later. Here are four things that you can do to turn your undeveloped land into a vibrant landscape that the entire community is sure to envy:

Invest in Hydroseeding

Hydroseeding a new lawn costs about 75 percent less than it does to plant one using sod, and the process is a lot quicker too. Hydroseeding involves spraying a mixture of seeds and mulch onto the area where you want grass to grow, which results in an attractive green surface to enjoy while the grass grows.

This process protects the seeds so that weather elements don't have much of an effect and the grass can grow fast even under less than optimal weather conditions. Consider having the entirety of your land hydro seeded with grass before doing anything else – you'll have a great looking base to work with that lasts for decades without the need for a lot of maintenance. Contact a company like Bark Blowers & Hydroseeding Inc to learn more about hydroseeding.

Landscape with Trees

Not only will planting new trees give your landscape design an instant boost when it comes to curb appeal, but they'll help improve your home's energy efficiency throughout the year. In fact, landscaping with trees can increase your property's overall land value by up to 20 percent, which can come in handy if you want to rent the place out or sell it at some point in the future.

Consider planting fruit trees around the perimeter of your property for enhanced curb appeal and free food throughout the year. Orange, mulberry, and cherry trees are reasonably easy to care for, and you can implant them when already mature for an instant design boost to your landscape.

You can plant deciduous trees around the windows of your home that tend to get direct sunlight during the day and near your HVAC systems' exterior unit. Deciduous trees have lush leaves during the hot summer months which will help protect your home from the heat of the sun. In the winter, deciduous trees lose their leaves and allows the sun's rays to reach your home and naturally warm things up inside. Consider planting red maple, white birch, or weeping willows trees.

Plant Some Food

There are many types of foods you can plant that will grow quickly and enhance your property's ambiance without requiring a lot of maintenance. Place large planters side-by-side around the perimeters of your home and property, then fill them with your preferred garden soil and seeds of:

  • Tomatoes
  • Kale
  • Collard Greens
  • Cucumber
  • String Beans

These plants are easy to grow and can be harvested several times before they die and need to be replaced with new seeds.

Install a New Fence

Installing a vinyl fence around your property will protect everything from animals and passersby as it grows and once everything is full grown and thriving. Vinyl fencing is easy to maintain, holds up well to extreme weather elements, can't be penetrated by chewing dogs, and is non-toxic which means that your kids and pets will be safe playing near it. Vinyl fencing comes in a variety of colors and styles which should make it easy to create a custom look that complements the rest of your landscape's décor. You can install lattice along the fence line or row vine plants on it to create even more overall privacy for your property.

These tips and tricks should make it easy to quickly develop your property so it's appealing and comfortable while spending time there.