Landscaping refers to any activity that
modifies the visible features of an area of
1. living elements, such
as flora or fauna; or what is commonly
known to as gardening, the art and
craft of growing plants with a goal of
creating a beautiful environment
within the landscape.
2. natural elements such as landforms,
terrain shape and elevation, or bodies
3. human elements such
as structures, buildings, fences or
other material objects created and/or
installed by humans; and
Landscaping is a science and an art of modifying visible features of a
land to make it look appealing and inviting.
The ideal landscape provides your family with recreation, privacy, and
pleasure -- even as those needs change over time.
It can greatly help to solve aesthetic problems and even privacy issues
for home owners. It can enhance the site and cover up its negative
You need to know what palette you'd like as well
as is which colors work well together. Look at the
color of your house and then choose one color
that really frames it. Try to stay semi-
monochromatic for the most part because if
there is too much color and it can become a
distraction. It is better to choose color that is
pleasant and relaxing to the eyes.
A lot of people get carried away with
the theme of their yard.
They don't think about how they are
going to use the lawn or the area —
they just think about how they want
it to look. Some often forget to think
if this will be comfortable or
dangerous to some member of the
families especially to the children.
Part of planning a garden is also
planning time to maintain it. Make up a
maintenance schedule. Garden beds
need to be weeded at least once or twice
a month, minimum. If you don't have the
time to take care of your garden, make
sure you have enough money to pay
somebody to do it.
People get carried away with
their plans but forget to plan
about their budget. Another
area that gets underestimated is
the budget, and one of the
biggest factors in a budget is the
labor involved. When you're
starting a landscape
project, make sure you have
enough budget, because you
want to do the job one time, and
you want to do it right.
Water features such as
pond or waterfalls or any
water feature will makes
a person relax. You can
place some stones and
plants to enhance the
beauty of the pond. This
creates an absolute
oasis of peace and
Instead of using plain concrete, you can
make your walkways look more beautiful by
using decorative pavers. You can choose
colors and textures, too. Along these paths,
you can place some plants, too. Use your
creativity in designing it.
To add more beauty to your landscape, make use of flowering trees.
You can use it as borders. Or you may want to place it in different
parts of the garden and surround them with flowering shrubs. Choose
trees that have beautiful and colorful flowers. This can add color to
your landscape. Use the right sizes of the shrubs to make the design
more appealing. Choose some plants with unique textures of the leaf.
Aside from plants, your landscape will look
a lot better if you use jars, urns, decorative
stones and lightings. You can actually
place different decorations like bird baths,
a gazebo, and some water features.
Make a good use of the
available spaces and you need
to consider some things. You
can include a play area in
landscaping if you have
children. You can also allocate
space for outdoor get-togethers
where you can entertain
visitors and do some grilled
Think of designing a landscape for the bare lot
surrounding your new home as an adventure in
creativity. Perhaps your property needs only a few
small, easily doable projects to make it more
attractive. Either way, it's important to consider
how each change will relate to the big picture.
For sure, with the simple tips we have
given you, you can already start
decorating and designing. The
ambience inside your house is
important but the outdoor ambience
can even make your home truly a home.
It would even be better if you put some
personal touch to your landscape but if
you think you couldn’t do that by
yourself, you can hire someone to do