Landscaping your home or condominium can bring endless happiness to you, your family and your neighbors. It will also add value and respect to your home and neighborhood. With proper planning it is not as difficult to achieve quality results with even a small budget. Based on you budget this article will detail some interesting ideas that suit your needs and wants.
First you will want to design your landscaping area. Consider the following major items such as a deck, patio, pond, garden, pool, brick pavement, picnic table, and trees. You will first want to place these around the given area prior to placing smaller items.
Unless you are a professional, consider having one install your deck, pool or brick pavement for you. These tasks can often seem easily from generally looking at the construction but it takes someone with experience to complete the project right. Many services will offer several different designs or even allow you to customize your layout. Do research to make sure you are happy with your investment.
The best way to compliment an in ground pool, pond, or garden is a with a redwood bridge. These bridges can be custom built to your specs and are completely fish safe. These bridges will definitely wow your guests and are made to last. They age beautifully with weathering or can be stained based on your setting. A waterfall is also a common addition that is not only very pleasant to view but also provides the soothing sound of water clashing within itself.
Professional landscapers have many so called “tricks of the trade”. Below is a good list to follow when planning your home:
1. Place tall trees in the back of your yard and smaller trees in the front. This increases your yards depth to the human eye.
2. Grow smaller shrubs under windows to prevent blockage and minimal maintenance.
3. If planting near your foundation, make sure you leave enough room for plants to equally root on all sides.
4. Planting trees on the side slightly in behind the front of your house will make your house appear larger.
Although landscaping can be very rewarding, always remember that your work is never finished. It is very common for the weather to adjust yearly and the amount of sunlight your plants get can also change. Your initial plan is nothing more than a blueprint to build on year after year.