How Do You Plan To Landscape Your Rural Property?

Landscaping rural property can be so much fun because you have so much space to work with. In some cases, and depending on what your plans are, you have a blank canvas. How do you plan on approaching the landscaping on your property? If you have many acres, you can landscape the general areas by planting trees, fencing the property, providing cover and setting up irrigation. However, if you are also building a home on the property, you are going to want to section off a certain area to landscape your yard and get it looking nice.

When it comes to landscaping your lawn in a rural area, you can take the same approach as you would anywhere. However, it is fun to bring out that rustic charm when landscaping rural land. For example, one common thing that some people have done for quite some time is to have a rusted wagon wheel. Another is the weathervane or windmill. You don’t have to stick to common ideas or make your landscaping look like everyone else’s though. The canvas is wide open, and you can pick and choose from among all kinds of creative ideas for rural landscaping.

You are also going to come up with your own. Perhaps you like a particular type of mulch, or maybe you have a certain tree or flower that you want to plant. Are you going to hire commercial help, or do you plan to do it all yourself? Even if you plan to do your own thing, you might end up reaching out for help or advice from time to time. Local nurseries and greeneries, as well as landscaping services, know quite a lot about the native plants, flowers and landscaping routines of the area. Let them help you getting your rural lawn and landscape looking the way you want.

Can You Build On Rural Land And What Are The Restrictions?

Many people have dreams of buying land and building a home. This isn’t the 1800s anymore, but while we don’t live on the frontier, there is plenty of rural land still out there. This is especially true for certain areas of the US. When you buy a large tract of land, you are free to build, right? Yes, but of course it can be a little more complicated than that.

You need to know the zoning of the land, and you need to know if you have access to utilities. Are there are restrictions in place regarding what you build? Furthermore, is the land even ready to build on? You certainly want all your ducks in a row ahead of time if you plan to buy land and build. That includes knowing that you bought the right land for what you plan to build and getting together with a contractor to start gathering all the details.

There is a lot to building from the ground up, whether you know it already or not. Perhaps you do, and it is you that wants to do the building. My friends built their home on land out in rural Texas, and they did a fine job on it, too. Naturally, another thing you need to realize about building anything is all kinds of small decisions can throw your budget up against the wall.

You are going to want to set a budget and stick to it once you get into the building phase. Just understand that you need to be prepared by knowing the ins and outs of building on rural land, specifically in your local area and regarding what you personally plan to build. If you know what you are doing and have your plan in place, then it is time to break ground.