Landscaping is a very important aspect of your home's attractiveness. Trees, shrubs, flowers, plants and a well-kept lawn all add to the value, beauty and appeal of your residence. So, although you are not a professional landscaper, by using online resources to educate yourself in the landscaping profession, you can create a professional landscape for your home.
It is important that you do your homework -- so begin by doing a site analysis of your property and deciding what you want your landscaping to provide, for example a play area, a patio or entertaining area, a vegetable garden, and any flowerbeds. Perhaps you desire a water treatment, such as a pond or fountain. Make a note of any existing trees, shrubs and plants that you either want to keep or remove. Then ask yourself some basic questions. Are there any changes to elevation that you want to make? Do you need to leave space for a shed for storage? Also ask yourself how much time you want to spend maintaining your landscaping.
As you do your site analysis and planning you can do additional online research regarding any aspects of this site analysis to obtain additional detailed information. For instance you might want to research ponds and pond maintenance. Or you might need more information about the cost of sheds and construction. You may have questions about the type of patio to include in your design - poured concrete or a wood deck. These are all topics that can be thoroughly researched online.