01 Aug Landscaping Tips and Ideas (Useful for Beginners)
Your home reflects those who live in it so it is important that you make your home as presentable, inviting and livable as possible. There are many wonderful ways to make your home inviting and appealing. A well-planned landscaping on your home will definitely do an excellent job of making your home more livable. Aside from the fact that it gives your visitors the first impression to your home since it is the very first thing that they see, it practically serves many purposes from aesthetics to function.
The great thing about having your landscape at home is that it makes your home cozier and you can always be flexible about planning how you want it to turn out. Here are some of the tips and ideas that you can follow to add warmth, color, and life to your own castle:
Sketch your desired design
Before jumping into actually building your landscape, you need to make sure that you have everything planned– from the design, the plants that you will use and the execution of your landscaping project. A well-designed outdoor area will definitely boost your home’s overall appeal.
The first thing that you need to do is to make a list of your needs and wants for the project. Know the purpose of the project. Do your kids need a playing area? Do you want to grow an edible landscape? Or a relaxing outdoor space? Know what you need and start from there. Sketch your area as well as how you want it to turn out that way you will know if your plan is possible for your space.
2. Know Your Soil and Weather
Since landscaping involves mostly of planting, you need to know some important factors that you need to consider for the growth of your plants. Some important factors are soil type, the source of sunlight, climate, plant origin, and maintenance.
You need to know these things since these factors can make or break your overall landscape. Of course, you need to make sure that your plants will grow under the right conditions and will actually thrive on the kind of soil and weather that you have. Disregarding these important factors is one of the most common mistakes in landscape design for beginners. It isn’t enough that your landscape has a great design but it is also important to be able to make its beauty last for a long time.
3. Know Your Plants
Knowing the factors that may affect the success of your landscape design, you need to make sure that you will choose the right plants to use considering these factors. Choose the right plants by knowing them. Conduct some research about their origin, their growth conditions as well as their maintenance. If you are someone who doesn’t have much time to spare for daily plant maintenance, choose plants that have low maintenance.
4. Greet your guests with flowers
One great piece for adding beauty to your landscape. Choose a combination of flowers of different sizes and colors and add them on your gates and pathways together with some bushes and vines. This will surely give your guests a nice greeting when they visit your home.
5. Add some centerpiece to your landscape
Fountains, statue, fruit trees and pruned plants are great ideas as a centerpiece to your landscape. Add some lights to them to make them shine even at night.