easy landscaping ideas
- Basic Principles of Landscape Design-Landscaping
The same principles of landscape design that professionals use written so do-it-yourselfers can use and understand them. Landscaping.
- Landscape Add Value to Your Property
Landscaping your front yard can increase your property's value by up to 20 per cent. I divide home buyers/owners into three broad categories. This is simply done in order to help the buyer make...
keep it simple
You can add value to your property without going to a great deal of expense, both in time and money. You will need a plan, a written plan that acts as a guide when you do or contract someone else to do the work.
The plan will list what you wish to add including lighting or hard-scape such as chairs or benches.
One of the most dramatic changes you can make is fairly straightforward. The addition of a shrub or small tree to your front yard has a dramatic effect impact. There is a wide array of possibilities here from roses to dogwoods. The plant that you choose depends upon your personal likes and where you live. If you have only a little time to garden then looks for a native shrub that can pretty much take care of itself.
I would place the shrub off centre so that it is not sitting in the middle of the front lawn but serves to pull the eye towards it so siting it near a pathway will draw the visitor's attention there.
The pathway can also be a landscape feature and there are many choices of material that can enhance the look of your front lawn.
Another relatively simple landscaping technique is a water feature. A small fountain or pond adds another dimension to your property. the pond can be a container pond so no digging is invovled. There are aerators that can be fixed to the container's side to keep the water moving.
You could place a bench or a table and chairs near the water feature to create a contemplative outdoor room where you simply unwind or read.
Lighting adds depth. Solar lights, in particular, are ideal. they not only look good when lit but also during the daytime and because they are solar powered do not costs you anything to run.
A small cutting garden will provide you with fresh flowers for your home plus add their colour to the overall design. Annuals make great cut flowers and you can change your palette from year to year. Select flowers than complement or match your design scheme.
If you are looking for year after year beauty then pick perennials. Check at your local plant nursery for easy car long lasting plants that demand little but give a lot.
These are just a few tips that will not require much time or money to implement. Let your creativity free and see where it takes you.
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