Three Ideas About Landscaping your Garden
Landscaping is quite a large task, that can consume a lot of your time and energy. Here are some ideas that can save both time and money, and prevent the need to hire a professional.
1. Give some thought to exactly how you want the final design to be. You need to take account of the style and function of your landscape. Do you want an entertainment area included, together with perhaps a barbeque? How about an area for the children to play, a fishpond or a swimming pool? Knowing what types of plants you want to be there will also be very helpful. A good place to concentrate on is the area where you will want to spend most of your time.
2. Think very carefully before taking on a an independent professional designer. You might save yourself hundreds of dollars by being able to access low cost plans on the internet or at a nursery. However if you have very steep ground or similar problem, a pro’s expertise could help you to avoid costly mistakes.
3. You should take into account the style of your house. Formal gardens would look wrong surrounding a country cottage.Also think about your way of life. Are you willing to spend hours mowing lawns, caring for beds of annuals or pruning beds of roses? If so, go ahead and plant them, but if you’d rather spend your free time at the beach, then go for an easy-care garden and landscape.
Here follows the various styles of landscaping you can consider for your own garden:
a. Formal. This style uses loads of straight lines and geometrical shapes perfectly formed. Orderly arrangement of plants instead of random positioning is employed. Close arrangement and pruning is seen on many landscaped gardens with this style.
b. Informal. If you have a cosy cottage this kind of landscaping works well. Beds with curved edges instead of straight lines and random and haphazard placement of plants is suited to this style of landscaping.
c. English Garden. This style emphasizes the harmony between the house’s architecture and the garden.
d. Formal/Informal Garden. This style often features a brick path, exuding formality. This walkway leads to the rear with a circle of plants. The arrangement of plants is similar to the English garden style but it has no formal borders.
e. Oriental. It is often the kind of garden found in small backyards. It uses rocks, evergreens and water. A wide variety of plants create several interesting angles with this style.
f. Woodland. This landscaping suits a house that has a wooded backyard and sloping ground.