How to Choose Quarry Products that will Bring Your Landscape to Life
Hiring a professional landscaper can get very expensive very quickly. While many are well worth the money and do a beautiful job, a lot of people simply cannot afford the luxury of a professional landscaper. This, however, doesn’t mean they have to suffer with an overgrown or junky looking property.
With websites like Pinterest at your fingertips, you can find a wide range of affordable do-it-yourself landscaping projects that will increase the visual appeal and overall value of your property.
Research shows that landscaping can increase the value of a home by 14%. With minimal investment, you can easily increase the value of your home when trying to sell. You can also make it more comfortable and usable for you and your family.
Many homeowners are creating outdoor living spaces to get more out of their property. This may include a simple outdoor sitting area, a fire circle, or a full outdoor kitchen that will allow you to cook and enjoy your meals outside.
Landscape supplies and quarry products can be purchased directly and used anyway you want. For example, you may choose to add color to your front yard with red mulch, opposed to natural wood mulch. You may decide to buy flowering plants to put around trees or other larger landscape features.
Quarry products include river rock, pea gravel, washed gravel. utility sand, crushed rock, drain rock, and the list goes on. Anything you may need related to gravel or rock for your landscape can be bought through a quarry. You don’t have to go through a landscaper; they don’t have special access to these items.
The first thing you want to do before spending anything is decide what you want. This can seem difficult at first, but it doesn’t have to be. Start by just looking at magazines. When a picture of landscape jumps out at you tear it out and put it in a folder. Don’t think about it too much in the moment or try to analyze why you looked it; just set it aside.
Once you have a collection of images, pull them all out and lay them on a flat surface, so you can see them all at once. Then look for trends and similarities between the photos. Maybe once you look at them all together, you realize that most of them incorporate river rock or they feature large rocks being used as part of the overall landscape.
As you identify things you really like that are reoccurring themes in the photos you tore out, make a list of what you want to incorporate into your property. Then go to Pinterest and start searching for DIT ideas that incorporate the feature you are looking for. For example, you may search landscape designs with boulders or using river rock in landscape.
Searching for these things will give you ideas of how you can realistic work them into your landscape. From there, you can make a list of what you are going to need to get the job done. Separate your general landscaping supplies from your quarry products and that will allow you to get a clear idea of what the project is going to cost.
When you go to buy your quarry products or landscape supplies, don’t be afraid to ask the people working their for their thoughts or opinions on what you are doing. They may be able to make recommendations that will save you time, money, and frustration.