Corina Glover Backyard November 27th, 2018 - 01:50:51
A good plan is the most important factor in creating a good landscape. That's because it takes most do-it-yourselfers between three and five years to finish a big landscape. Well, first of all, it takes more than just a couple of weekends. Second of all, the plants and materials alone can run into the thousands of dollars so get spread out over a few years. The first consideration is a style of landscaping that will work best with your property. This house has kind of a cozy look to it. Our landscape, an architect is picked up on that in the design. That's where the beds have curves rather than straight lines and where the plants seem to be placed almost at random. That's all very carefully planned, though you'll see it come together later on the tape, right now, let's take a look at a finished example of an informal landscape.
It was designed to harmonize with the architecture of the home and it features mass plantings of shrubs and perennials, with no formal borders between them. Compare that to this garden, which shows the formal style of straight lines and perfect geometrical shapes featured here, our garden house patio and concrete stairs which create a classical garden. Next, to the house, the highlight is an aerial hedge, which follows the arc at the end of the patio here, the plantings seem orderly, not random and they're, closely managed and pruned to maintain the formal effect. Okay, let's assume that you've decided, which styles you like best your next consideration, is what you want your landscape to do, for your house and yard. Besides, make it look nicer, here's where you want to start thinking about the function. You want your landscape to perform like creating new areas for play and leisure, increasing privacy and blocking the Sun, wind or street noise. You should also think about ways to improve the view of your house from the street by framing it better or highlighting the entryway, but don't forget about the views from inside the house. If you have large windows or French doors, think about how you can improve the views you now have through them, the same would apply if there's a porch patio or a deck. If there's no outdoor seating area, you might include one in your new plan and then work on the view you'd have from that area.
Finally, check out the rest of your neighborhood and try to imagine how your ideas would blend in with the other yards. There's a certain value in keeping a visual continuity between the houses, so you might think twice about anything. That's wildly different. In fact, you might want to incorporate some of your neighbor's ideas in your own yard to promote continuity. If you do that, then you'll be starting to think like a designer, but you also have to be thinking about some of the other materials that designers work with the trees, shrubs, and flowers that actually make up the landscape. If you're going to plan your own landscape, you'll need a pretty good idea of which ones will work in your climate. Trees, shrubs, and flowers are all categorized by their plant hardiness, which means how well they perform in different climate extremes.