Tips That Will Help You Landscape your Garden

Landscaping can seem difficult at times. You may have no idea where to start. You may also be thinking that the whole thing is going to cost you a small fortune. It doesn’t have to be this way. With these simple tips, you can be sure to make the most out of your new venture and be successful when you landscape your garden.

 

view of garden in front of a wooden house

Tips That Will Help You Landscape your Garden

 

 

Get your Garden into Shape

 

Look through your window and in your garden. What shape is it? If it’s square, rectangular, oval or even circular then this is great. If your garden doesn’t really have a shape or if it is a little overgrown then now is the time for you to get that sorted out.

 

Try and plan out the shape that you want your garden to be. Also, think about the general characteristics you want it to have as well. This can include planted hedges, lawn edging or even bushes. It is important to start with some sort of shape as the basics when you landscape your garden.

 

 

Setting the Tone

 

The color of your paving and even the way that it is laid will have a huge impact on the rest of your garden. Grey or even white stone that is laid randomly will give you more of a French country look. Silver paving that is laid in a normal design will make your garden appear more modern and sleek.

 

So make sure that you keep this in mind when you are choosing some of the harder elements of your garden landscape. Now is the time for you to think about any lake aerating fountains or additional features you might want to have too.

 

DIY garden fountain

 

Coordinate

 

If you want to create the garden landscape of your dreams then attention to detail is everything. You need to create a really beautiful scheme by coordinating your space. For example, grey or even white stone looks great if you have white flowers. Block paving looks great with strong and accented colors, such as orange or yellow. If you wanted to opt for golden paving, then soft tones are the way to go. Think about lavender or pink in this instance.

 

 

Planting

 

The best garden landscape designs really do start out with structural plants and flowering plants. Use evergreen shrubs at the end of the borders, and then put small shrubs in-between. You really don’t want to have more than five or six types of plants here either. If you do then you may end up making your space look confusing. You may also find that it disrupts the overall harmonious effect.

 

bushes and plants on garden walkway

 

Seating

 

If you want to have seating in your garden landscape, then think about having a table and some chairs too. At the end of the day, you really do want to sit comfortably. You also want to be able to pull out your chair without hitting anything.

 

Putting your table off to the side may seem like a good option too. But if it is in the constant shade then you won’t enjoy sitting out as much. It’s attention to detail that will really bring your garden to life, so take your time and plan out everything properly.

 

Landscaping can seem difficult at times. You may have no idea where to start. You may also be thinking that the whole thing is going to cost you a small fortune. It doesn’t have to be this way.

Using these 5 quick tips when planning to landscape your garden will help you successfully achieve a beautiful space for your home.

 

 

 

 

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I'm a mama to four and grandma to six. Yankee born with a love of the south. I love old-fashioned ways with modern thinking. I'm a homesteader, gardener, blogger. I enjoy “from scratch” cooking, consider myself a crafty do-it-yourselfer, and animal rescuer.

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