Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky Landscaping Tips – Landscaping Design Mistakes to Avoid in Your Front Yard!

avoid landscaping mistakesWhat you don’t know about trees, plants, and grass CAN hurt your curb appeal and the value of your house. The following mistakes are the ones we see homeowners making year after year…

Lack of Proper Planning

Many homeowners just rush into planting things here and there without a plan. A proper plan will require that you know all the aspects of your front yard. Make sure to know the condition of the soil in all parts of your front yard. Know where and how your yard drains. Know your climate and plant accordingly. Understand the vegetation that is already in your front yard. Focus on creating a plan that will give you great landscaping all year long and not just in the short term.

Too Many Plants Planted Way Too Close to One Another

Know about how large your plants will grow and give the right amount of space between them. Overcrowding your plants will also create a large competition for water and nutrients from the soil which can result in dead plants quickly.

Lack of Proper Watering

Your trees, plants, and grass will need to be watered on a regular basis. A simple drip irrigation system with a timer is a good choice for a homeowner who wants to keep what they plant.

You could attempt to do all of this yourself…


Your could call the pros at Outer Image Outdoor Services to help you do it right the first time! We design and create outdoor areas for a living all over the Greater Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky area!

Contact us (859-689-0076) for a free consultation!