I have a feeling that you and I have a similar problem. How to take care of our enormous backyard garden! And I have a feeling that, just like us, you love having trees and flowers, areas for the kids and pets to run free, privacy…our little peace of heaven you might say. But, as with so many issues in life, along with the good comes a little bit of bad. In this case maintenance.
Be sure to take climate into consideration as you choose plants for your yard. Certain plants and flowers may hold a lot of appeal for you, but if your area does not provide the optimum conditions, you may be disappointed by the results! Always consider the climate conditions and locations when choosing plants.
When planning a landscaping project for your house, a great idea is to include any sort of water attraction. No matter if it is a pond, creek, or waterfall, you may highly increase the look, and resale value of your home. The cost is pretty low in comparison to the potential pay off.
The higher the wall you plan to build, the more force will be exerted upon it by the hillside the wall is retaining. The force could become so great that it will push the hillside over the top of your wall and crush it. For these reasons, anyone needing to build a wall higher than four feet should consider hiring experts. There are a number of different colors and styles of retaining wall stones. Before you settle on a final decision for your yard, take a drive around the neighborhood and see if there are any ideas you could see in your yard.
Use plantings to soften the look of the fence. Even if you’re putting in a fence around an existing pool, you can still use plants and other landscaping features to soften the look of the fence and to help integrate the fence into your yard.
4) Tints and Shades: By now you can see this is a common sense principle in Dragonfly Landscape Design. It is not important to have every color of the rainbow represented in your garden. Complimentary colors work best in creating a landscape design. Often we become kids in a candy shop when you let us loose in the garden section of a store. Try to resist the urge to mix orange with fuchsia. You get the drift.
If you get all of the analysis finished, the next step is going to be the design of your landscape. Ideally, if you possess the capability, the best thing you can do is build an exact scale model. One can find lots of step-by-step guides, showing you how to do this, and they are available on the internet for free. Begin with a layout pad, by which you’ll place all the various elements you want included. (Just get going – you can always keep modifying this until you’re happy.) Play with it a bit. Try various placements. It really is merely a model. The seasons transition and your landscapes should, also, as a well-planned design will always change when the seasons change. This is likewise the time to think about the best way to minimize maintenance requirements as much as possible.
Getting into garden design is very easy. Even if you spread the word in your locality, most people tend to go for designers who have past experience. Therefore, work as hard as you can and generate goodwill to build your business.