Everyone interested in landscaping knows the importance of getting it right. Following certain principles of landscape design will allow anyone to have the best home and garden on the block.
A Plant for all Seasons
A garden that boasts colorful foliage in the fall and structure in the winter will be a thing of beauty all year long. While deciduous trees shine in spring, summer and fall, evergreens add continuity to any landscape throughout the year.
Every plant has its specific foliage type and branching pattern, and homeowners should take these into account when combining plants in the landscape. Many derive the greatest pleasure from low-maintenance plants that permit a restful, labor-free enjoyment of the garden.
The choice of flowers in particular requires careful consideration of light, soil and temperature requirements. Perennials are flashy, but their bloom seasons are short. Filling in with annuals can extend the period during which the home and garden will shine with colorful blooms.
A garden will always look best when planted in three rows of graduated height. In addition, repeating the same flower in different locations throughout the landscape will add cohesiveness to any garden design.
There’s More to Life Than Plants
Hardscaping adds an essential element of stability to any landscaping design. Walls, fences, patios and decks provide a smooth transition between home and garden, and the soothing sounds imparted by a water feature will lend a particular ambiance to any landscape.
For anyone who puts to use the basic principles of landscaping design, that dream garden can, indeed, become a reality.
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