Once you begin contemplating your new landscape design, it makes sense to examine it in the context of your entire property. Plot your garden on paper, and use proper measurements to make sure the plants you will want to use are the right fit for your yard.
There are many other options for procuring materials outside retail outlets. Your local greenhouse or arboretum may have a sale on various plants which grow well in your local area. Commercial nurseries and chain stores, in contrast, don’t always carry these plants. You can also look to neighbors and fellow gardeners to give you plants they don’t want or cuttings that you can grow.
Keep your plants trimmed to make it look well groomed. Plants such as azaleas or forsythia often grow quickly and can overtake your yard if you don’t maintain it properly. You can prune them down to mere stumps, and they will grow back and their leaves will fill out before you know it.
Most individuals place plants at the edge of their house or property. This is good, and can be enhanced by also planting additional shrubs and plants in other locations on the property. This will give more depth to your home. Your home will look further away from the street, which is a good thing. Incorporate water in your plan. Consider a man-made pond, or a fountain. If you are not comfortable doing this yourself, and your budget allows, hire a professional for this part of your landscaping. Water designs will add a beautiful focus point to your property. Before you design your landscape project, it may be a good idea to speak with a professional. While it may cost some money, talking to a landscape designer will help you in getting the results you desire. Just a simple consultation should be plenty to get you headed in the right direction.