Everyone dreams of having an almost-perfect landscape. With
perfect greenery, impressive patios and fascinating gazebos,
such landscapes are to create ambiance.
But landscaping is not as easy as it sounds. Creating one
attracts these common landscape problems.
What are the problems? And how does a landscape designer and
planner avoid them?
Problem 1. Making the house look
displaced in the landscape
The landscape designer should remember that the front yard or back
yard and the house must coordinate. It is a mistake to landscape
without considering the house first. Style and the colors of the
landscape must go hand in hand with the design of the house.
Problem 2. Underestimating the landscaping costs
People must face it - landscaping is a pretty expensive project.
From choosing the materials to hiring laborers, it's going to be
more costly than one could ever imagine. Be realistic enough to
know how much you can afford.
Problem 3. Forgetting all about landscaping lights
The designer should take lighting into consideration. The
landscape can be thoroughly enjoyed even after sundown and during
all seasons, including winter. Lights
should be set up for the patio, along walkways, and under eaves for maximum
enjoyment and safety.
Flood lights installed close to the roof line can add
considerably to the security of a home if they are directed away
from the building.
Problem 4. Ignoring family's needs
One of the reasons a landscape is put up is to accommodate family
members' requests like a playground, an ideal place for
crocheting, etc. The landscape designer must try to fulfill such
Problem 5. Putting everything in the backyard.
A backyard is perfect for landscaping but how about the front yard
or the side yard? The designer must allot a space in front yards
and/or side yards for benches, flower beds and other garden
Problem 6. Imitating neighbors' landscapes.
Originality is the key. If you like the neighbor's backyard,
that's fine, but you must not be carried away and copy everything.
You should have an original design.
Problem 7. Overdoing the straight lines
The designer must add curves and not get too fixated on straight
lines. Curves are always interesting and they emulate a
Problem 8. Forgetting the boundary
The landscape designer
should use some things to define the boundary
of the property-- whether it's a fence, a hedge, a pond, or a border.
Skipping this important element might make the property seem
cluttered and unorganized.
Landscaping must be made fun. To come up with an outstanding
gardens and yards, knowledge of these common landscape problems is imperative
to keep everything moving smoothly. A well-attended,
carefully-planned property makes for a better living and adds value
to your home.
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