garden landscape design ideas
You’ve just moved into your house. You look outside at your backyard and suddenly realize there are no trees, there is no lawn and there is nothing but a lot of dirt. The prospect of landscaping your garden may seem daunting, but by following these simple tips, it can reap rich rewards.
Start with what you already have. Keep a list of things you presently like and dislike, as well as your plan for the use of your landscape space. Be sure to bear in mind how your home looks during different seasons, and what you like and dislike about each one. Keep a record of all the good things about your existing landscape, the changes you’d like to make, and the additional landscaping design you would like to have. Ideally, you should do this for one year, so that you can see what you have during each season. A tip to do this is to keep a journal or folder of landscape ideas. Find out what is it that you like and dislike about the current landscape design and write it down in this folder or journal.
Analyze your garden area first – go around your garden and have a look at the plus and minus points of it. Maybe there are areas that you would want to hide and areas that you would want to emphasize more. The soil may not be suitable for growing plants and may need some fertilizers and nutrients added to it. Go over all these factors and see what you will need to do about it by way of first setting the soil right.
Make a note of interesting features – If there are any interesting features around your property like a stream near you or rocks that could make it look more interesting then try and incorporate this into your landscape too. This way you will have a natural feature too in your landscaping.
Landscape gardening designs must be based entirely of the kind of terrain that is under consideration. Whether you are landscaping huge areas like acreage around a building or smaller ones like a households backyard, the type of terrain will determine the final look of the landscape design.