Remember how much fun you used to have as a kid, building your dream house out of Lincoln Logs?
Well, we here at Tru Log have some good news: you don’t have to put the toys away just yet!
Landscaping can give your log cabin some much needed comfort and class. If you’ve put the time and effort into building your dream home or seasonal getaway, then you owe it to yourself to let your property reflect your passion.
With that in mind, here are a few general landscaping tips that we here at Tru Log have put together for your benefit. Though this list is by no means exhaustive, it should provide you with an excellent starting point to turn your log cabin into a wilderness paradise.
Think About The Big Picture
Before you start digging, think about what you would like your end goal to be. What would you like your plot to look like? Do you like secluded woodland? Or maybe you prefer a mountain meadow? Either way, make sure you’ve gotten a good idea of what you’d like to get out of your landscaping project before you begin.
Likewise, consider the different natural features you’d like to highlight with your project. For instance, have you considered how much sun you’d like your cabin to get? Keeping that southern exposure firmly in mind as you make your landscaping decisions can make all the difference between a successful layout and wasted money.
Keep In Mind The Terrain – Know The Lay of the Land
If you’re making landscaping decisions, then sooner or later you’re going to have to consider the natural features of your property. Aspects such as soil consistency (is the soil mostly clay? Rocks?) and water drainage (you don’t want your flower beds to wash away!) can make some landscaping decisions either a priority, or obsolete.
If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, consider more advanced terrain information, such as the acidity of the soil and the water table. If you intend to keep the plants you’re introducing in top shape, you can’t neglect the terrain!
Plants, plants, plants
As long as we’re thinking about them, we’d be letting you down if we didn’t talk about plants! No landscaping project is complete without a good set of greenery. Depending on what your goals are, consider a good spread of perennials and annuals. Think about purpose-suited plants, like vines and shade-trees. And no matter where your cabin is, do a little research on which native plants would do best for your project.
A cabin can be more than just a building. If you focus on the layout and landscape of your home away from home, chances are you’ll find yourself never wanting to leave! Of course, it’s also important to keep your cabin in top shape. Keep your cabin looking great with landscaping and Tru Log steel log siding– take a look at what our product can do for your cabin today!