A nice and good-looking landscape doesn’t have to be bounded by your imagination. Everyone can have a lawn and garden the way you want it to look. However, redesigning your entire landscape or making some minor changes have some important elements before you actually start the activity.
Here are some tips that will help you develop a plan and align your goal to have a beautiful, cohesive, and thriving landscape.
Have Knowledge on Your Yard
Deliberating the topography of your yard, regional climate, and the soil type when planning your landscape is a must. A specific condition of your yard will likely create a microclimate (full sun, partial shade, shade, or deep shade) which should be considered when selecting plants for a specific area.
Whether you are interested in using simple consistent shapes and forms or as complicated as creating an Oriental garden, it is best to have a theme to unify your landscape. Try to complement the style of your home’s architecture in your yard. It will help guide you in placing and selecting plants and decorations to your landscape.
Highlight Important Points
Using unique plants, distinct structures, or garden ornaments allows you to highlight a particular area of your landscape. Contrasting shapes, textures, sizes, and colors will help to capture attention and direct it to a specific area.
Plants, hardscapes, and garden ornaments all have their own visual details, from various forms and shapes to an array of colors and textures. By thinking about how these visual details can be used to complement and contrast each other, you can create a cohesive and captivating landscape.
Consider Forthcoming Matters
More specifically, take into account how the passage of time will affect your landscape plants. When selecting plants, make sure you consider the plant’s growth rate, maintenance needs, and eventual mature size. Make sure you provide your plants with enough room to reach their mature size.
Safeguard Your Resources
Using environmentally friendly hardscapes, non-toxic preservatives, stains, paints, and cleaners is another way you can protect your natural resources. Also, consider reusing construction materials; before demolition starts consider what materials you might be able to reuse, repurpose, or incorporate into your new landscape design.