Two important factors to consider before carrying out a landscaping project

If you have decided to landscape your property's outdoor area, here are two important factors which you should take into consideration before you begin the landscaping process.


It is important to think carefully about how you will irrigate the flowers and shrubs that you add to your garden, particularly if you live in a warm, dry climate.

There are several steps you can take during the landscaping process to ensure that the finished garden is well-irrigated, even during dry periods.

Firstly, it may be worth purchasing a rainwater tank. This will allow you to collect any rain that lands near your home and then use it to water your plants.

Secondly, you should consider having a water bore installed in your garden. Water bores enable homeowners to utilise the groundwater that lies in the soil beneath their properties.

As such, if you create a bore in your garden, you should be able to keep your lawn and plants irrigated, without having to constantly make use of your own indoor water supply. This, in turn, should help to keep the cost of your water bills down, even during bouts of extremely dry weather, when your garden requires extra irrigation.


If you want a beautiful garden, but don't have a lot of free time to devote to pruning, trimming and tending to your plants, you should keep this in mind when the time comes to select the shrubs and flowers for your project.

If you fail to do this and end up planting a multitude of flower species that require daily attention, all of your garden's flowers will eventually shrivel and die, meaning that your landscaping project will have been a waste of time and money.

There are a few ways to ensure that your landscaping project produces a pretty, but low-maintenance garden. Firstly, as mentioned above, it is best to opt for 'undemanding' flowers such as oleanders and camellias, both of which are very easy to care for.

Secondly, you should consider creating a very large patio area which takes up most of the outdoor space. Then, only add flowerbeds along the edges of the paved area. This will limit the number of plants that you will be able to fit in the garden area. This will, in turn, reduce the number that you need to tend to on a regular basis, whilst still allowing you to enjoy the sight and the scent of a flower-filled outdoor area.