If you’re planning on doing any DIY gardening or landscaping projects, you need to understand the size and scope of your ideas before you get started. If you don’t have any experience trying any of these projects in the past, there is going to be a little bit of a learning curve that you have to move past. Luckily, you can always break things up into small steps to get you moving.
Start by splitting everything up into three segments – determine whether your project is small, medium, or large. For small DIY projects, you probably already have all of the things you need for gardening or landscaping. For medium projects, you may need to buy some new tools and learn some new techniques. And for large projects, especially when it comes to moving large things or digging, you’ll have to become comfortable with professional machinery.
If you’re new to gardening or want something simple, check out a small DIY project that you can do with simple manual tools. These can often be the most enjoyable because there is very little stress involved. Plus, you can include your entire family and use it as a bonding experience. As long as you do a little bit of easy preparation, small DIY gardening and landscaping projects should be very cost-effective as well, and not chew up much of your time.
Medium Projects that Require New Tools
Taking on medium-sized projects with your garden will probably require some new techniques and potentially some new tools. For example, if you want to put in a raised garden bed, this is going to take a little bit more effort and planning. The best thing about medium-sized projects is that you can immediately see the results once you get things moving in the right direction, and you can feel good about the fact that you are learning new skills as you take these projects on. These slightly bigger projects will often cost more money because there is more material involved, but you can successfully keep it on a budget as long as you have a plan.
Large Projects with Professional Machinery
A final category when it comes to gardening and landscaping projects is if you want to take on something big. An example of this might be to significantly change your landscape by adding a gazebo or putting in a pond or cutting down several large trees. In all of these instances, you might have to use professional equipment. For hardcore landscaping jobs, you can do things like purchase or rent brush cutters to clear out areas before you do more thorough work on them. Manually taking care of some of those little details before you get started can be a real pain, especially if you have not had any experience landscaping before.