Tips for a Smart Landscape Design

If you’re a homeowner, chances are you want to have a stunning landscape designs. However, the reality is that a lot of people make a lot of mistakes and become overwhelmed with the choices that they have to make.  As a result, they place plants randomly and haphazardly all around the garden.

It is essential to design beforehand, but there’s also nothing wrong with landscape designing without any preparations. The experts do it all the time. Whichever you choose to do, here are some helpful tips in making a smart landscape design that’s guaranteed to stand out from the crowd.

Plan for Future Access

When designing your landscape, it is best to keep in mind that you will need a path to bring in stump grinders or mowers. Also, consider future projects such as a patio or a porch. Plan in advance to avoid the tearing out of some of your lovely plants.

Maintain Focal Points

A focal point is the garden’s or landscape’s main attraction. It brings your garden to life. Most often, people use a statue, a fountain or a tree as a focal point. However, experts say that to help you find a focal point, use something that is unique and different from the others whether this is in texture, form or color. Also, your house’s features and a view can be used as focal points.

The key here is to make your focal point stand out rather than stick out. Connect it to your landscape’s theme. It can be in the form of color, shape or just a connection to your landscape’s style.

Lastly, consider the scale. If you have a few acres of landscape, then you can make use of an old oak tree. On the other hand, if it is a small piece of land, then a statue or a stylish bench will do the trick.

Accent Your House

Use your landscape to soften your house’s edges and make it blend with the background. Be careful, though. Don’t overdo it or you might deal with overgrown plants that hide your house. Take a look at your home’s most interesting architectural feature and highlight these.

Aside from plants, you can also use outdoor lightings. It can be in the form of LED lights or bulbs. Take advantage of landscape illumination and watch as your property transforms.

Plant on the Right Spot

Nothing beats a greatly designed landscape that has well-placed plants. When planning, consider the plant’s fully grown size and also take into consideration its growth rate. Check how much you’ll be spending on maintenance and pruning.

Give adequate space between each plant to allow proper circulation of air and further prevent insect and fungal problems. In doing so, you reduce pesticide use.  Prevent your garden from looking sparse by filling in some annuals.

All in all, you don’t need to be rich to have a beautiful landscape. The primary key is proper planning and plant selections. The result of all your hard work will bring future enjoyment so plan wisely.