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Landscape designing is a field where you get ample opportunities to display your creativity. Your home backyard is one place where you can try out different things without the fear of making mistakes. But designing a landscape is not that easy. Lots of things need to be considered while designing it. It becomes much more interesting and complicated as you enter its depths. There are numerous ways of designing a landscape. Let us take a look at some of them.
Here are a few things to remember before you start designing your landscape.
* Use the available space in your landscape to the fullest.
* Try to be simple and effective while designing.
* There is no point creating a riot of colors, as the landscape should look pleasant to the eyes.
The plants to be chosen for a home landscape should be local ones. It is easy to take care of native plants since they are more familiar to us. Try to plant something every season, so that the garden remains a treat for the eyes throughout the year. Plants can be used to construct a fence around the landscape. Nowadays, lawns are considered to be an integral part of any landscape. The concept of having a lawn in gardens originated in England. It rains evenly throughout the year in England, which makes it easy to maintain lawns. But lawns should be avoided in areas which experience the problem of water scarcity. For using water economically, micro-irrigation proves to be the best option. Flower beds should be layered. Layering places taller plants behind and the shorter ones and the other plants can occupy the space in between them.
Landscape decorations are meant to attract attention. They are the focal points of any landscape. Bird feeders, bird baths, hanging baskets and clay pottery including vases add to the beauty of a garden. But these objects should be placed in such a way that they do not affect plant growth. A bridge at the entrance of a garden looks catchy. Having a swing in the garden adds to the comfort and can be used as a reading-cum-relaxing area. The deck is another feature used to decorate the home landscape. It acts as an extension to the room near the garden.
A waterfall can completely change the look and feel of a home landscape. Along with a pleasing view of water streaming into the pond, its sound relaxes our mind. A 2-feet tall waterfall is perfect for a small landscape. Read the rest of this entry »
Most people landscape their homes for their own enjoyment. You probably want your home to have attractive front yard landscaping for both yourself and visitors. The backyard is the area which normally gets used more, and therefore designing it for both beauty and function is desirable. Another reason for landscaping your home is an appreciation for plants which can provide all season color and interest.
However, some are concerned as to the relationship between the amount of money they spend on landscaping and their home’s value? What will it mean if you want to sell your home? Will you actually recoup the money you have spent on landscaping your property?
In recent years, there have been quite a few studies done on just this subject. Here are some findings. Read the rest of this entry »