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Landscaping

  1. 1. Landscaping refers to any activity that modifies the visible features of an area of land, including: 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 of water; 3. human elements such as structures, buildings, fences or other material objects created and/or installed by humans; and
  2. 2. 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 aspects.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 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 tranquility.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. 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 cooking.
  12. 12. 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

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