Outdoor Landscaping Ideas For Beginners
Landscaping can do more than increase property values. It can reduce energy use and clean air and water while providing wildlife habitat and connecting people to nature. There are several ideas of landscaping for the beginners. Here are some of them. Before purchasing a single new plant, plot your site on graph paper to scale, including the house and both established and proposed entryways, walkways, decks, patios and porches. Notice landscape areas that you’ll view from indoors, windows can “frame” pleasing garden compositions. Your first rough sketches evolve into more refined plans as you reject some ideas and adopt others. Every site has its peculiarities that can influence plant choice and placement such as slopes, boulders or pockets where water collects. Also, native soil may have been replaced with fill dirt during the home’s building process. Be prepared to adjust surface features and amend existing soil with purchased top soil if necessary. Grouping plants of similar sun exposure and water needs together makes for resource-efficient landscape design, saving both money and labor in the long term.
Set various moods in your landscaping by creating garden rooms for outdoor living. Bright flowers and foliage suggest festivity around pool, play and outdoor dining areas. An arbor bench or swing surrounded with fragrant, pastel bloomers invite reading or quiet conversation. Arrange a collection of groomed evergreens around a few well-placed boulders for a meditation garden. Consider creating a water-wise garden insectary with native and adapted exotic plants.