Creating a landscape in the yards can bring new nuance and positive vibes to the house. But it is not easy and also prone to causing unnecessary cost.
Here are the ideas that can help a beginner to build a garden landscape efficiently.
1. Thinking of the practical purposes
Creating landscape should be more than a fulfillment of an aesthetic purpose. Do you have kids who need a playground? Are you frequently hosting guests? Are you going to use the yard for relaxing? These are the function-related questions you need to ask yourself.
2. Observing the weather
Building a slide without any trees-shading will make it unusable during the hottest weather. Also think carefully about the wind pattern in your area. Too much wind is surely not a good condition to build a patio.
But do not be discouraged by the weather condition. Just make sure that it is not going to surprise you after you start executing the landscape design plan. Otherwise, it can add more to your expense.
3. Creating a sustainable landscaping design
Opting for eco-friendly landscape design is an obligation. There are garden ornaments and pavings that are made of recycled materials. The watering system and the electrical use should also be made as efficient as possible. Excessive water use for watering the plants and inefficient lighting will cost you an unnecessary amount of money.
Organic waste management should also be thought of. Your landscape design must include space for building composter bin, which can produce fertilizer for your garden’s plant.
4. Being aware of the size of the yard
Do not be ambitious and unrealistic when landscaping your garden. Putting a big slide, followed by trampoline and a swimming pool are all only possible if your yard is large enough.
For a small garden, you can apply ‘hide and reveal’ technique to give the illusion of space to your garden. It requires angled pathways with lush perennials that can conceal the view behind it.
5. Building the landscape step by step
Avoid finishing your landscape in a rush. Things that are prone to change are placing the fountain, positioning the barbeque spot, and setting up the patio. You might find that the most appropriate spot for setting up the patio is far from the place on the blueprint. Try to build the patio and enjoy it for at least a month, and decide whether the patio spot is alright or not.
6. Scaling and spacing
Scaling and spacing are vital to making your garden look spacious or narrow. The tallest plants should not dominate the garden, and they should not overgrow the fence.
The placing of the main attraction of the garden should also be proportional. Avoid placing barbecue place in the middle of the garden. Utilize the corner space for putting benches that allow your guests to round up and interact with each other.