Landscape Design - Create The Perfect Garden

Creating your own dreamy little patch of green in your front or backyard is not as hard as your think. There are many easy landscaping tips and ideas to turn your space into a cozy beckoning paradise for you and your family to enjoy.

Working Within A Budget

Once you decide on a budget you’ll be able to decide the kind of landscape design that you can afford.  If you have the resources you can hire a professional landscape designer that will handle the entire project. If you are on a budget and can’t afford a professional landscaper, you will need to research plants, garden accessories and irrigation systems before you tackle designing your garden.

Understanding Micro-Climates

When selecting plants for your landscape keep your landscape’s micro-climate in mind - full sun, partial shade, shade or deep shade. Your home’s micro-climate depends on your location and surrounding environment. Once you identify your micro-climate choose plants that will thrive in your landscape.

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  2. The importance of micro-sites

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  4. A dedicated herb garden

Landscape To Match Your Lifestyle

As with the rest of your house, make sure that your landscape matches your lifestyle. If you are passionate about gardening, you’ll need to choose plants that need loving ministrations on a daily basis. If you are serious about growing and cooking with herbs then you’ll need to make sure you have a dedicated space for a herb garden. If you've always dreamed of having your own barbecue setup in your garden then you can invest in a good outdoor charcoal or gas barbecue set. If you want your landscape to attract birds and butterflies then you will need to plant more berry and flowering plants.

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A gas barbecue grill is the highlight of this garden

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Bird, bee and butterfly-friendly garden

Selecting A Theme

A theme helps unify your landscape. Choose a theme that matches the architecture of your home. A culturally historic theme like a Japanese or Italian style or a rustic, traditional, modern or minimalist theme are good options.

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A Japanese garden

Creating Different Spaces in Landscape

Assign space to meet your pet’s needs. Dogs should be able to romp and run without trampling flowers or getting hurt. To prevent this consider adding a small running track or a 'hardscape' with smooth pebbles. You can create a small play area or a sandpit to ensure that your child spends a lot of time outdoors. If you plan to do a lot of entertaining in your garden invest in comfortable garden furniture. To have different sections include hardscapes and walkways or use various elements like different colors of plants, flowers or grass, mulch, patios, decks, hedges, lattice screens or fences.

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Tailor made spaces for pets

Taking time to plan your landscape will ensure that the end result gives you a lifetime of pleasure!

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