Manufactured Home Landscaping Tips for Spring

Written by Posted On Monday, 29 April 2019 12:08
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Mobile home lot landscaping ideas are everywhere. Even if you only have a little bit of space, a lot can be done to make your space a beautiful place to enjoy the outdoors as well as welcome visitors.

Landscaping can range from basic grooming of your property to creating an elaborate outdoor oasis with flowers, fruits and vegetables, water features, and more. You can opt for low-maintenance or if you’re like many people in Michigan who love gardening (a great activity for health and fitness) you can make mobile home landscaping much more elaborate.  

Even small spaces can offer great opportunities for flowers, shrubbery, vegetable gardens, etc. From attracting hummingbirds and butterflies to growing beautiful tomatoes, there are endless spring landscaping options to choose from.

Whether you’re new to landscaping with a mobile home or are reviewing options for manufactured homes for sale in Michigan and want something with a great outdoor space, here are some things to keep in mind.

Important Note: Be sure you get familiar with any rules of your mobile home community. Some will have requirements and regulations surrounding the types of landscaping that is permitted/prohibited.

Spring Clean-Up

Before you can get down to the business of planting flowers, vegetable gardens, or revamping the landscape design of your property, a spring clean-up is in order. This is a great time to not only look at whether you need to do any ground leveling or replacing of gravel as you rake and tidy, but also to look around the areas of your manufactured home for needed maintenance. Gutter cleaning, checking footings and skirting, looking at the roof, under the home for pests or signs of problems, etc. Just like you prep to winterize your home, you need to prepare for spring.

Preparing flower beds (or creating new ones) is next. This is a great time to prune, divide your perennials, and do any needed weeding.  Why not talk gardening with a neighbor, too? Consider trading some of those divided perennials with them to save money and get something new in your garden(s).

Plant Buying and Planting Tips

  1. Be sure to pay attention to the amount of sun or shade your lot gets and shop for plants accordingly.   
  2. Toward the end of plant-buying season, you can get some great deals on slightly distressed perennials that might only have a bit of life in them for this season but that will come back next year if you tend to them.
  3. If you don’t want to do (or are not capable of doing) anything too elaborate, consider hanging baskets, deck boxes for flowers, and container gardening.
  4. If you’re worried about elaborate root systems or plants that can overtake your lot, consider container gardening so that you can control the growth. This helps with landscaping small spaces, too.
  5. Certain plants such as marigolds, lavender, and citronella can repel mosquitoes, giving you even more enjoyment outdoors.
  6. In the nicer weather, take your houseplants outside. They’ll flourish and add to the beauty and enjoyment of your outdoor living space. Conversely, bringing some of your (suitable for indoor) plants inside before winter. This will spruce up the interior and could help with air quality, too, as many plants offer great air filtration benefits.
  7. If you have the option of some distance away from your home, consider composting. It’s a great way to be eco-conscious and will give you great soil for your flower beds and vegetable garden.

Landscaping Small Spaces

It doesn’t take much space to create something beautiful. Whether you opt to create a border of flowers and shrubs around your mobile home or create multiple flowerbeds on your property, it will create a welcoming atmosphere for friends and neighbors as well as give you a great space to enjoy the outdoors.  Starting with the perimeter of your mobile home, particularly near your entrance, is a great place to start. Once you’ve got flower beds or shrubs (or even a few potted plants), you can continue from there.

Lighting helps immensely. Adding lighting to walking paths and/or landscaped areas creates cohesiveness and appeal at dusk and in the evening. There are great solar options that won’t add to your energy bill.

If you would like more information about our mobile home communities, contact our team at HomeFirst Certified. We will get you set with a home for the spring season!

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