Garden design and particularly landscaping is quite big task, and will be very time consuming as well as requiring a lot of physical energy. Taking some time to think out and design your garden will ensure the end result is one you will be proud of. But before you hire that professional, here are some tips that could save both time and money.
1. PLANNING – Spend some time thinking about exactly how you want the final design to be. You need to take account of the style and function of your landscape. Do you want to include an area for entertaining? A BBQ? Is there to be a children’s to play area , any pond, fish pool, water feature or a swimming pool? An idea of the plants you want to be there will also help. Focus on the area where you spend most of your time. That’s a good place to start.
2. DO YOU NEED A PRO – An independent designer might cost you hundreds of dollars when you may be able to access free plans on the internet or at a nursery. But if you have an awkward block such as very steep ground, a pro might give you the expertise to save costly mistakes.
3. STYLE – The style of your home must be taken into account. If you have a rural cottage, formal gardens surrounding it will look out of place. Think also about your lifestyle. Do you want to spend hours caring for many beds of annuals or pruning beds of roses? If so, go ahead and plant them, but if you’d rather spend your free time at the beach, then go for an easy-care garden and landscape.
Listed Here are some various landscape styles you could choose for your own design:
a. Formal. This style uses lots of straight lines and perfect geometrical shapes. Orderly arrangement of plants instead of random positioning is employed. Close arrangement and pruning is seen on many landscaped gardens with this style.
b. Informal. This kind of landscaping works well with cosy cottages. Beds with curved edges instead of straight lines and random placement of plants suit this landscape style.
c. English Garden. This style emphasizes the harmony between the houses architecture and the garden.
d. Formal/Informal Garden. This style often comes with a brick walkway that exudes formality. This walkway leads to the rear with a circle of plants. The arrangement of plants resembles the English garden style but it has no formal borders.
e. Oriental. It is often the kind of garden found in small backyards. It uses rocks, evergreens and water. A wide variety of plants create several interesting angles with this style.
f. Woodland. This landscaping suits a house that has a wooded backyard and sloping ground.
Garden design is something that appeals to you, not everyones opinions and likes and dislikes are the same but when it comes to designing your own garden, you cant go wrong if you put in the time before hand planning. When it comes to the flowers and plantation design, any combination can look lovely, but try to get a balance between the colors, size and even smells of some plants. You can achieve a neat formal and though out look or a mixture of rough wild plants along side delicate flowers, most of all have fun and remember to make the best use of the space available to you.