Essential Landscape Design Tips For All DIY Homeowner’s | Owning a house gives you the opportunity to adjust the inside and the outside to suit your own needs. In fact, the ability to modify and personalize the place is one of the best reasons to purchase a home. The fact that it is a good investment is a bonus.
Naturally, as you start to plan your home your attention will also turn to the outside space you have available. For many new homeowners, this can be the most daunting task, although often the most fun. Fortunately, we are here to help!
The first step has to be to plan your garden, in the same way, that you would any room of your house. It is a good idea to create a seating or entertaining area, preferably close to the house. Putting it as close to the kitchen as possible makes it easy to move food in and out.
You can then plan the rest of the yard. You may need a storage area or wish to have a section of wildflowers. Whatever ideas you come up, with, remember that you need a path to take you around your garden and allow you to enjoy the different areas regardless of the time of year. The soil conditions change dramatically depending on the season!
Get Your Tools
Once you have established how you wish your landscaped garden to look you will need to make sure you have all the right tools. That means getting a fork, spade, gloves, rake, and even some rock augers which are excellent for virtually effortless planting.
It is important to spend a little time considering what you are trying to achieve in your garden and what tools will be needed for each stage. That will make it much easier to achieve your aims.
Consider Sun And Shade
However, before you start digging and creating raised flowerbeds, etc. Spare a few moments to consider what plants you would like to grow and whether they do best in sunny or shady spots. Knowing this will help you to choose the right spot in the garden for them.
Think About Focal Points
If you are stood at your kitchen window or the door to your home what is the first thing you see? Where your eye is drawn is known as a focal point and you need to consider what you would like to be a focal point in your garden.
Interestingly, it doesn’t need to be the spot that your eye is first drawn to. A bright and cheerful object will catch anyone’s eye and become a focal point. You can use this to ensure people are looking in the right direction and getting everything that is beautiful about your garden.
It can also help to ensure there are plenty of contrasting colors. This helps all the colors stand out and helps to create balance, making it an essential part of any landscape project.
Of course, you should also go with what you personally like. After all, you are the one that spends the most time in your yard.