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When you buy your new home, there is a lot of excitement in the air once you start to personalize everything both indoors and outdoors. As you look across your yard, sometimes all you see is a sea of green with no idea what to do. Where do you begin? Here are a few basic questions you want to answer before you start working on your outdoor space:

What do I want to get from my outdoor space?

For example; Do you want to host neighborhood parties? Do you need a safe place for your kids to play? Do you want privacy from your neighbors? Do you want lots of winged friends to come visit?

Once you know how you want to use your space, start asking more specific questions:

Do you want an outdoor space that requires very little maintenance? Do you want to install hardscapes like patios and retaining walls or do you prefer to have a more natural looking yard? Do you need to hide anything unsightly like an air-conditioning units, utilities or garbage cans?

At first, this can all be overwhelming and frustrating. If you don’t know where to begin, take pictures of your space and head to your local nursery like https://www.platthillnursery.com/. Let local experts help you discover what will work best for you and your space. In some cases, they are able to do all the hard work for you, leaving you free to focus on the things you enjoy. There is a right plant for every person and every space, your local garden center can help you find it.

Don’t suffer through another long, hot Chicago summer without an outdoor space you can enjoy.