Landscaping your home can be a whole lot of fun. If you have a creative mind and enjoy spending time outdoors, this hobby will bring you a lot of satisfaction. When visitors come to your house, one of the first things people notice when they arrive at your house is the outdoor space. When you spend the time to arrange shrubs, bushes, and flowers, your garden will become more attractive and appealing as far as the overall look of your home. When a garden is designed well, it can become the talk of your neighborhood. An eye-catching garden that is well-designed will also make your house stand out from all the others in your neighborhood.
In order to get started, you must get an idea of which plants you want to place in your landscaped space. This can be done by simply making a drawing of how you want your garden to look like once it is finished. Making a sketch of your garden ahead of time will avoid mistakes such as having shorter plants hidden behind taller ones. Landscaping projects turn out to be a lot more successful when you have a clear picture of the look you want to achieve. However, the overall look will largely depend on the types of plants and flowers you want to include in your garden.
It is recommended that you design a 3-layer plan for your garden if you want a great-looking one while keeping the design fairly simple. The rule of thumb is to place taller plants and flowers at the back. The reason for this is so the garden slopes towards the front, rather than away from you. If possible, make sure that your plants on the back row face the north. [Read the rest of this entry…]