What It Takes To Be A Do-it-yourself Gardener

For many of us the easiest way to go is opting to do their own landscaping. Doing all of your own work will get you a lot of time outside, and not hiring a professional will save you a lot of money. A terrific way to spend an afternoon is doing some landscaping, and you will even get some exercise. Minus the right collection of fundamental as well as high-tech tools, nobody who does DIY landscaping can do it properly.

Owning these types of tools is a mandatory requirement for taking on your landscaping project. If you are planning the layout of your lawn and garden, it is important to have a good software program for landscaping. Master Landscape & Home Design, by Punch, is definitely a good software for this job. Even though it was purchased back in 2003, it is used to good effect to this day. The 3d Photoview technology permits you to use digital pictures you have of your home and garden, and on the computer monitor you can preview anything you want to do before implementing it. You may even find the right plants for the area where you live using PlantFinder, which are best suited for plants with your climatic and soil conditions. Furthermore, it features a calculator to help you approximate costs and find the places with the best prices for your plants.

This piece of equipment is perhaps going to be the most technically complex of all that you’ll need. An important part of your landscape would be to mow the lawn, so when you do the landscaping yourself, you will need a good lawn mower. Choosing a mower may be difficult, the key being to avoid models with capabilities that you don’t require. Then again, it’s also possible to simply order your spanking new mower from a catalogue, or buy a good-condition pre-owned mower at a second-hand store. Whenever your yard is big, you may want to consider a lawn mower you can ride, which will save you time as well as muscle-ache.

It does not matter where your home is or what your lawn looks like, you will want to have a weed wacker. This is what will complete the same task in all those places where you can’t reach with a mower, e.g. alongside patios and fences, around tree trunks, and lots of others. If you buy one of the better wackers, you will probably get attachments for many uses, such as cutting really tough weeds. If you have been neglectful, weeds can have become long and tough in the interim. To stand up to all these, you are going to need some heavy-duty plastic, not the regular string-and-coil wacker.

There are some tools that will be comparatively low tech that you will in addition need, such as different shovels, rakes, pruning instruments, and definitely a good pair of gloves. It all depends on everything you have planted with your landscaping, and how complex your design is, but you may need a little knowledge of hydroponics, carpentry and electricity.