The Garden is as beautiful as you make it,a lot of care and attention is required for a healthy looking garden . Landscaping the garden is a must as it will give the visitors the first impression of your home. Like the interior of a house requires re decorating, the garden also needs to be kept trimmed and looking attractive.
The size and shape and also personal preference and taste will determine the best landscape of a garden. The position and the soil type of the garden is important too, this will determine what plants will best suit the landscape. A simple soil test can be done to find the right soil type for the plants to grow and flourish. The position of a garden is as important for the plants as some plants will grow well in shade and others will need sunny spots to thrive.
Plan the layout of the garden first taking into account the types of plants, shrubs and trees that will suit the garden and work out if any lawns will be placed as well as any garden features like pergola, waterfalls or ponds .This will give you a rough idea of the expenses involved to create the desired garden .
Closely growing trees, shrubs and bushes can form hedges to give a garden privacy and act as a border fence. Trees that grow big can looks nice and give shade in the summer but may obscure the view from the house, if planted too close to the buildings the roots may damage the foundation of the house. Plants can be used as an attractive privacy screen, good landscaping of the terrace, patio or the pool area can be attractive and add privacy.
Driveways and footpaths leading to the house can be brightened up with mixture of flowering plants and foliage. Seasonal plants can bring about the changes to the gardens scenery and act as a pleasant reminders of the changes in the seasons. Daffodils are a good starter for the beginning of spring and scented plants and flowers along the foot way to the house can be a very aromatic experience.The plants should be kept to a balanced proportion with the make up of the footpath or the driveway and blend in with other garden features.
Climbing plants can act as a decoration to the outer walls of the house some climbing plants can be for foliage and others can be for foliage and flowers and there are seasonal variations. Trellis and arches in the garden or adjacent to the house can look very attractive with the climbing plants and vines. Climbers could be landscaped in to the garden with the right colors to blend in to the garden features.
The drainage of water in the garden must be good, otherwise water will build up into puddles and the plants could suffer. Planning the drainage of water in the garden is essential to healthy plants and a good thriving garden.
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