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How to Landscape a Large Property

One of the most exciting parts of being a homeowner is having a yard of your very own to decorate and care for. It can be tricky to know where to begin when that’s a large property. Fortunately, the pros at RAKA are here to provide the guidance and equipment you need to bring your visions to life.

4 Expert Tips for Landscaping a Large Area

RAKA has four expert tips to get you started on creating the best lawn in the neighborhood:

1. Research Landscape Design

It’s best to understand the basic elements of landscape design when you brainstorm landscaping ideas for a large property. 

Most landscape architects consider factors like line, scale, color and texture in their designs to create harmony. Others take it a step further and also include sounds and smell. Research plans and bookmark those you find appealing — you might discover a pattern.

2. Take Note of Features

It’s time to take a fresh look at your property. Sketch it out and mark notable features, such as structures and wooded, rocky or steeply sloped areas that you may not be able to change easily. 

Now is also an excellent time to observe how sunlight affects your property. You’ll want to know how much light an area gets before investing in landscaping it.

3. Plan Your Areas

Once you have your sketch, you can plan out areas based on function or purpose. For example, if you want to add a pool or water feature, you’ll need to allow space for it. 

Another consideration is how much maintenance you want to do — expansive greens mean more time mowing, aerating and dethatching. Some people enjoy this work, while others prefer adding features that translate to less lawn care.

4. Work in Stages

Use your area plan to break up your larger project into smaller ones and decide which you’ll tackle first. Looking at your wants and needs can help you prioritize. For example, if you want a vegetable garden, you’ll need to ensure it’s ready when planting season rolls around.

Dividing your plan into stages can also help you establish a budget for each — renting landscaping equipment comes with predictable costs and is a great way to stick to your projections. 

Get Equipment Rentals for Your Landscape Design at RAKA

You’ve got plans, and we’ve got the equipment to make them a reality. Browse our entire selection of compact earthmoving machinery, attachments and general equipment rentals around the clock. Ready to make a reservation or need some advice? Connect with our experts online or call us at 888-404-RAKA.