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Basic Tips and Ideas for
Planning Your Home Landscaping and Garden Project
Your Home is your Castle. It's
the place to go when it's time to relax, have fun, entertain
and do whatever you want. You'll want every place in your
home to be attractive, comforting and appealing - your yard
and gardens as well...and considering that your surroundings
affect the way you feel, the way your yard looks to others,
and your own family is of great importance.
Are you thinking about or planning a landscaping project to
make your yard look great but aren't sure where to start or
what to do? Need some good landscaping ideas?
Landscaping is responsible for making drab and solid areas
pleasing to the eyes. It is responsible for making ordinary
homes into spectacular ones and skyscrapers into livable
A well planned landscape design is pleasing to the eyes and
enhances the value of your property. However, planning a
landscape is not as simple as arranging trees, plants, and
shrubs on your property.
It's considered by many
people as an art which recognizes the importance of harmony and
organization of the space outside your house or in your gardens.
Here are some things that may help you plan for your
yard landscaping, garden design, pool landscaping, and patio
First, decide why you want to landscape your property
Some basic reasons for landscaping include the establishment of a
visual harmony between the house and its surroundings (the great
outdoors), reducing maintenance time and costs to a workable and
practical level, and the enhancement of your place, both for
pleasure and use.
Unfortunately many people waste a lot of money on landscaping
because of poor planning or no planning at all. A good local
landscape architect working with a local landscape contractor is
probably the best way to create a new and exciting - and
successful - landscape project.
Things to do when planning your project
Yes, you can complete your own successful landscape project with
proper planning, too. Use as many of the ideas and suggestions
from these pages that seem appropriate for your home and family
For your project to be beautiful, practical, and meaningful, you
need to consider how the space is usually used, and what it will
take to make you happy enough to keep living there. Do this by
visualizing the things that you will put in your property. It's
important to look at your existing landscape designs and learn
from their innovation and mistakes.
You'll need to have a good idea of the materials that are easily
obtainable and will not cause you procurement problems that can
radically affect your design concept. Taking time to look at the
ecology of your site is also important since this is one of the
main factors that has an impact on your planned design.
Regarding the layout, look at the following: terrain, size of the
area, and your allocated budget. The terrain of your area means
knowing its natural elevations, the kind of grass growing in it,
trees already there, and other structures that may affect your
Your budget will be the main consideration when it comes
to choosing the type of design and materials you'll use for your
Your yard size will determine whether large items like islands or
big trees could be included in the project, and whether garden paths,
and paved walkways will fit in the area and design concept.
Larger yards with significant slopes and elevations provide a
great opportunity to include attractive
walkways and stone steps.
While planning your project, keep in mind that
landscaping will not always enhance or beautify the looks of a
building. But, if the landscaping is planned
properly and executed correctly, it will greatly improve the
appearance of a building by making it look more livable, warm,
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