As a professional landscaper in Massachusetts, we try our best to inform the do-it-yourselfers as much as we can. The problem with many do-it-yourself landscaping jobs in Massachusetts are that they don’t consider design flaws early on. It may not appear as though you botched your landscaping job, to the naked eye, but eventually something might transpire that bugs you.
Here’s a few things to consider for the do-it-yourself jobs in Mass.
Perspective is something you always want to factor in. Everyone is always worrying about how their Massachusetts landscape looks from the road. Nobody wants to be the house with unkempt lawn. Your yard is like a carpet for your entire property, and you don’t want to be judged negatively on it. But what about the view from your home?
Yes, always think from forced perspectives when thinking about your landscape in MA. At the end of the day, it’s YOUR landscape to enjoy. Make sure you enjoy it. A lot of people get caught up in pleasing the neighbors with conformity and plain yogurt military-complex driveway/crew cut lawns. When you wake up in the morning and look out your window, are you pleased with what you see?
Don’t plant beautiful bushes in front of windows. It may look beautiful to the world, but you won’t be able to see the world outside.
Be honest with yourself
Take a brutally honest inventory of your property. How many people really drive past it? Do onlookers notice it among all the other yards around it? Are people slowing down to yard sale-glare at your carnations? Odds are they probably aren’t. If they are…well that’s a problem beyond the brevity of landscaping in Massachusetts.
The point is, design your landscape with yourself in mind. If you enjoy the way plants match and grow, let them match and grow in that way. Pay your own tastes first, and the rest will fall into place. Unless you have a tree growing over your neighbors fence, then there might be a problem.