Everyone wants to save money when doing their landscaping while at the same time have an design that is pleasing to the eye. Doing your own landscaping provide a couple of things the least of which is exercise in the fresh air. So do your own landscaping while saving money and getting exercise, it is a win-win situation. However if the landscaping ends up looking bad then here are a few hints to help you. Know your soil type.
Some plants thrive in soil with more acidity, and others prefer a little more alkali. Additionally, sandy soil and clay soil, as well as the presence of a loamy soil, can make a difference in what types of plants will thrive in a landscape. You should have your soil evaluated in order to determine what types of vegetation should be planted on your property. When you purchase plants that will succeed in the soil conditions present in your yard, then you make a wiser money decision, and you end up with a more attractive landscape.
If there are plants that you would like to use in your soil, but the soil is not quite ideal, it is possible to improve the soil to proper conditions. You need only add mulch or peat, or to add crushed limestone or clamshells, depending upon what you hope to accomplish. As long as there is not a great difference in what you have and what you hope to achieve, it is possible to make soil adjustments to be more accommodating.