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Redo Your Landscape Without the Help of a Pro

Oct 25

Landscape painting is one of the most gratifying, relaxing and affordable ways to refresh your surroundings and enhance the look and value of your home. It can also be a great way to learn about yourself and do some serious decorating. However, there are plenty of steps to take to ensure that you get it right the first time, so here are five basic things to remember when carrying out landscape painting. Follow these and your project will go much more smoothly!

Rolando Aquilar Landscaping    Dana Point    CA

First, you need to find a qualified professional with plenty of experience. This may be difficult, given that many companies and individuals offer landscape services of varying quality and price. Take your time to research and compare options before making any decisions, and check their portfolio. Make sure they're environmentally conscious and fully insured, as well.


Next, you need to prepare the area you'll be working on. This means making sure that it's well drained and has enough space around it for movement. It's also important to plan where the water will be coming from in the first place. While rain is an option, too much of it can wash away the preparation and result in water logging. If you need to use a stream or manmade water feature, make sure it's placed on a flat and level part of the land and away from trees and other elements that might get in the way.


Once that's taken care of, it's time to prepare the paint. This can be done quickly and easily if you're using an easy paint system that can spray paint quickly and easily. A roller or paintbrush is a good choice if you want to make sure everything is evenly mixed. You'll also need to make sure that the texture of the paint suits the theme you're going for. For instance, a Tuscan landscape would look good with thick stripes of black paint while a Florida beach house will benefit from smooth textures.


After that, it's time for the actual work. You can start by painting the largest pieces last. This means working on the largest shapes first. It will also save you a lot of time when you're done. Plus, you'll be able to see how well the paint sticks as well as being able to move around and experiment on smaller elements such as walkways and paths.


When you're doing a larger area such as an entire landscape, it's important to make sure that you have a steady work area. The best way to do that is to spread out your paint cans in a circle about a foot apart. That way you'll have plenty of room to paint and move freely. It may also be helpful to break your paint into smaller sections, so you can each go from the largest section to the one next to it without having to worry about getting stuck or having to finish the section you started.


When you're finished, you'll want to move on to your smaller pieces. It's important to make sure that you clean up any extra paint along the edges before starting on your new area. Doing this will help ensure that there are no streaks when you're finished and that you're left with smooth surfaces. You should also use the same type of brush on each area, since you'll need it for the final stage of redoing your Landscape without the help of a professional. You'll want to make sure you brush in the same direction as your original design, and not backwards or sideways.


Redoing your Landscape without the help of a professional might seem like a daunting task at first. However, once you get started, you'll be amazed at how much fun it can be. In addition to making your new design look better than what it did before, you'll also find that you'll be creating a safer landscape overall. The first time you paint any part of your landscape, you'll have to take extra care to make sure that you have the correct colors and materials. By painting your new area yourself, you won't have to worry about overspray or other mistakes that can cause damage to your property.

Rolando Aquilar Landscaping    Dana Point    CA

Dana Point    CA

Rolando Aquilar Landscaping    Dana Point    CA