Garden Landscaping Styles and Ideas
Garden landscaping is not so easy task as someone may think. In fact, it needs much effort and time. Here are a few ideas which may help you make this process easier and faster. First of all, think what design of your garden you want and make a plan. Decide what style is the best for your garden and what function it will fulfill. Will it have a playground for you kids or any other entertaining area? Are you going to install a pool there? Do you want a traditional garden with nice flowerbeds and green lawns?
When answering all these questions, do not forget about your house style. The most common styles are oriental, informal, formal, English garden and woodland. Garden landscaping in Oriental style involves water, evergreens and rocks. As a rule Oriental style is ideal for the small nice garden in the backyard.
Formal style features geometrical shapes and straight lines. As against the formal style, the garden in informal styles features curved edges and plants are placed at random. You may combine both styles. Make a walkway leading to the circle of trees or bushes and place there a nice bench.
As for the English Garden, its landscaping needs much effort, but the main requirement is harmony between the garden and architectural style of the house.
If you decided what style to choose, the next step is planting large trees and bushes. Smaller trees are planted after them. When deciding between styles and plants do not forget soil. If you want your plants be beautiful and green, enrich it with mulch, animal manure and compost.
The pavements are better to put in the shady areas. It would be great to use a stone or brick edge to make the border between the garden and other areas. It will define the shape of your garden. You can add a climber in the small backyard garden to add height and have more space for your plants. Colors of the plants will help you generate the theme you want and create certain atmosphere. We hope these ideas will help you to create a wonderful garden reflecting your mood and individuality.