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Lanscaping Basics That Are Worth The Splurge

Whether you are creating a landscape from scratch on brand-new property or you are giving your existing landscape a revamp, you may have a certain budget that you are trying to adhere to. Some supplies for your landscape, such as decorative plants, road base gravel, and even fertilizers, can be purchased cheaply and used without compromising the end results of your yard in quality. Some landscaping basics are worth whatever cost, and should be purchased with high quality in mind. Here are a few landscaping basics that make your property beautiful that are worth the splurge.


You may have traditional garden soil confused with topsoil. Garden soil is a mixture of compost, fertilizer, and sand that is found deeper within the earth. Topsoil is soil found within the first several inches of the ground and is the soil used to 'set' your landscape property to allow grass and other plant life to grow successfully. When it comes to topsoil, you want moist, high-quality dirt that is free of weeds and pesticides, so don't be afraid to have your contractor use the best variety on the market.

Decorative gravel 

If you are simply covering an existing gravel driveway or filling in an uneven space, you may not worry so much about the appearance of your gravel, so road base is a great basic choice. If you want a more decorative appeal, you will want to splurge on long-lasting, vibrant gravel varieties, such as granite or sandstone. Your contractor can help you choose decorative gravel that matches your home's exterior and your existing landscape for a beautiful appeal you will be happy you paid extra for.

Fruit trees

If you are adding fruit trees to your landscape, you want varieties that will thrive in your climate as well as produce healthy fruit within 3 to 5 years.This means you need to be picky about the foliage you choose, even if you have particular trees in mind. Your contractor can help you select fruit-bearing trees that will complement the conditions of the property's soil for optimum results. Avoid purchasing wilting trees or too-young shoots, as they can be difficult to transport into your yard and may not survive without a lot of care. 

Your landscape is important to you, and even if you have a budget, there are still supplies and materials you should be willing to spend a bit of money on. From your topsoil to your gravel, your contractor can help you choose quality supplies to make your landscape amazing for years.

About Me

Dump Trucks, Bulldozers and Cranes, Oh My!

Welcome to my blog. I'm Kara Montgomery. My entire life, I have had an obsession with construction. When I was a little girl, I had a whole set of construction equipment toys I'd play with. As I got older, I read so many books on construction. Even though I didn't follow construction as a career path, this has continued to be something I'm interested in and I thought it'd be fun to create a little blog that covers various construction topics. There is really no specific construction topic this blog will cover, so anyone who has an interest in the construction industry will find something of use.

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