Three Tips From Your Newton Landscaper

Posted on July 19, 2019

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When it comes to landscaping, there are several considerations to be had. With years of experience, Cataldo Landscaping has learned what it takes to design and execute the dream yard. Here are just a few tips we recommend if looking to create your backyard oasis.

Determine Your Needs and Wants

Needs and wants; a phase that brings many of us back to childhood and reminders from Mom. Do you need it? Or do you want it? For instance, the kids may need a play area, or you may want a patio for gatherings. Although our instinct is to need everything out of justification, wants can be put aside when budgeting. However, knowing your wants can help to properly plan your yard layout for future additions.

Know What to Plant

Even though your love of flowers is high, they may not do well in your yard. The same idea applies to different species of trees and shrubs. For example, it’s common to walk through the local gardening section of many big-name hardware stores and discover beautiful, thriving tropical plants. Although these will bring unique textural elements, interest, and color to your containers this season; don’t expect to see them sprout again next year. Choosing plants and shrubs that are specific not only to your region but your soil and sun exposure, is imperative when planning your landscape.


Take Your Time

Making a quick decision, as well as impulse buying can lead to choices that are not best for your long-term strategy. Here at Cataldo Landscaping, we recommend sitting on it, literally. Pull up your favorite seat outdoors and spend some time looking around. Daydream of the ideal yard with the space and elements you’re working with. Draw it out. Come back to the same spot a few days later and revisit your plans; do they still make sense? Are there any other elements that may work better, or should be reconsidered? By spending time before landscaping begins ensures the right choices are being made.


For more helpful tips from your local landscaper in Newton, contact Cataldo Landscaping and Masonry. Our team of experts will take the time to meet with you and understand your needs, wants, and requirements of your yard. Providing high-quality services since 1978, we focus on customer satisfaction! Visit us online or contact us at (781) 304-8900.