Simple Landscaping IdeasLandscaping helps you
achieve the aesthetic quality and restful atmosphere you desire for your garden
Landscaping is an art and when done well contributes to the
tranquility and beauty of your surroundings.
Landscaping does not need to be done by a professional design
That's the beauty of it. You and
your family, including your children, can help assist in
designing your surroundings for a more “family” type
Here are some ideas to start you off.
You might want a garden full of
blossoming flowers, something that encircles your whole house.
This is great since it will serve as the perimeter for your
Other ideas include assigning spots for other family members. Your
children will want a play area where they can run and play with
their friends. You might consider planting a shade tree to protect
them from the harmful effects of extended exposure to the sun.
Another point to consider is an area your older children (or you
and your spouse!) can use to play sports, grill some steaks or
just relax in a chair and get the tan you desire.
This is an
important feature for your yard because you can consider it a
place where you have fun and just relax, read a book, socialize
and even entertain.
Other areas should also be reserved for drying your clothes (if
you choose not to use a dryer, for trash cans, and for your pets.
These areas should be as close as possible to your house for easy
To be more artistic and aesthetically appealing, be prepared to
use basic landscaping materials such as rocks, pebbles, trees,
lawn and fences. These will help you achieve the view you want
people to see and the functionality that a basic yard needs.
Perhaps a good thing to remember when designing your own yard is
that you and other members of your family have artistic
capabilities, too. Remember that your home’s yard requires a
family’s touch so you’ll be proud to say that you have all created
your own yard.