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Landscaping Trends You Must Have

Landscaping Trends You Must Have

Landscaping Trends You Must Have – If you want the garden of your dreams, you might start with landscaping design trends for this year. Then, by utilizing four landscaping design trends, you can likely create an outdoor space you will love.

1. A water feature

Water features are popular in landscaping for two reasons. First, they look great, helping to transform any area into a natural space. Similarly, they sound great, helping drown out traffic and other unwanted noises. Thus, if you are looking for a tremendous outdoor space, you should consider adding a water feature.

Ornamental Furniture In The Garden

Ornamental Furniture In The Garden

Ornamental Furniture In The Garden – Seats and tables take up a fairly large space in the garden. Too often they spoil the effect by being of unsympathetic materials or simply too large for their  environment. Putting a group of garden furniture on a special area of paving helps give it a purposeful look and acts as a framework. Scale is important. lt may be a good idea to enclose the area partially so that the furniture’s bulk does not intrude visually into the garden.

Special Considerations When Designing Your Garden

Special Considerations When Designing Your Garden

Special Considerations When Designing Your Garden – Although every family has its own special needs to consider when designing features for the garden, there are some aspects that are commonly encountered, which can pose problems. These aspects need to be given a bit of thought.

Limited space. Space may not be a problem if you  have a quarter-acre plot, but for inner-city dwellers, making the  most of limited space can present quite a challenge. 

Creating A Jungle In Your Backyard

Creating A Jungle In Your Backyard

Creating A Jungle In Your Backyard – Creating a hardy jungle. A jungle is lush with foliage, with many large, differently shaped leaves growing at different heights in curtains of green, all overlapping and intertwining. You can create this effect in the garden by using vigorous climbers in association with large-leaved hardy plants. Many plants grow very tall in the jungle, climbing up into the trees towards the light. You can simulate the height of a forest canopy by installing tall scaffolding screens. Make sure the scaffolding is robust and firmly fixed because many plants become very heavy when in leaf and need strong supports.

Planting In The Narrow Garden

Planting In The Narrow Garden

Planting In The Narrow Garden – There are few tips how to plant if you have a narrow garden:

1. Avoid lawn if there is no space for it, or if the area is too shady. Paving, gravel or some other hard surface will look infinitely neater than a trodden lawn – a narrow strip of lawn will inevitably get worn out.

2. Bright, hot colors, such as yellows, oranges and reds, used at the bottom of a narrow garden will appear to shorten the space, and can help balance the length of the property. Cool pale colors, such as blues, pale pinks and lilacs, at the bottom of the garden will appear to recede.