Ideas 4 Landscaping

A small oasis at your own home is the real luxury, where you can escape from the noisy city, relax and rest. Here hard physical labor does not bring tiredness, but only pleasure, especially when you see the results of your work. Most people turn their townhouses into a small Eden by creating an extraordinary and beautiful landscape design.

No one would like to live in a place that does not have trees or plants anywhere. Of course, you want to live in a place that looks and feels “livable”. It has to be cozy, comfy and has a good ambiance. Designing your landscape will help you achieve that. Even very modest and neglected land can be turned into a fairy tale.

One reason why some homeowners are hesitant to work on their home’s landscaping is due to the expenses it entails. But at the same time, they are actively building gazebos, doing lawns, planting exotic plants, paving stone sidewalks, decorating the shores of water bodies and even constructing highly original alpine slide, without knowing that they have already engaged in the creation of the landscape.

You can find a lot of information about landscape design on the internet.  By the way, with Helen Whitfield’s book Ideas 4 Landscaping you can easily arrange your green area so that all the neighbors will exclaim. Sensibility is the one that triggers imagination; it is the element that guides you to dreaming and imagining the final result even before starting to design.

You can create a really cozy and beautiful place. Just plan it well and make sure that you will design the kind of landscape that fits your needs, your space and your understanding of aesthetics and beauty. It is not necessary to follow any rules. Create your own landscape in your style.

How to start?

Suburban area is always associated with large greens. It is very beautiful to decorate the country house by lawns, colorful flower beds and by original alpine slide if the structure of the area allows. For many beginner gardeners creating of their own landscape design starts from planting a lawn. Lawns can be designed and maintained to be good looking and water-conserving.

The lawn gives the feeling of peace and comfort and conceals broken lines. No single feature of a suburban residential community contributes as much to the charm and beauty of the individual home and the locality as well-kept lawns.

Of course, the lawn is well and good, but any garden without flowers is boring and faceless. Plant flowers! Flowers have been used for centuries to decorate garden courtyards. A flower garden is basically any garden where flowers are grown for decorative purposes. Organize beautiful flower beds, consider its forms. It can be any sort of lower beds: round, oval, square, multi-faceted. Look at these photos and arrange original flower beds in your garden.

While starting a flower bed requires some planning and forethought beforehand, it is not as difficult as one might think to build a flower bed from scratch. There are many types of flower gardens. You can plant a flower bed any way you like – big or small, curved or straight, raised or flat. Before starting a flower bed, you need to plan ahead. Take a stroll around your property and choose a suitable location.

For many gardeners, the favorite attribute of suburban areas is an alpine slide, which is able to create the illusion of a natural stone painting with beautiful flowers. The main thing – do not be afraid to experiment. The undemanding plant will be a perfect solution to decorate the foot of your alpine slide, for example, different types of perennial carnations.

At the top of the alpine slide should be planted sun-loving and drought-resistant plants, for example, undemanding evergreen shrubs. The main thing is to keep your alpine slide looks natural. To do this, try to feel the structure of the stone, hear its “voice”, and then you will succeed.

Ideas 4 Landscaping by Helen Whitfield

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