Home Landscaping 101: Everything You Need to Know and Buy

Transforming your outdoor space can be tricky and the costs can really add up. You need to invest time and do plenty of research. Then figure out exactly what works with your style, your budget and most importantly, your lifestyle. Once you’ve done the leg work, you can have the garden of your dreams! Simply follow this easy tutorial. Home Landscaping 101: Everything You Need to Know and Buy. Home Landscaping 101

Choosing the Right Furniture

Opt for dark stained, hardwood furniture with a crisp white parasol for a tranquil, almost oriental feel. This kind of garden furniture works really well with a traditional pond bordered with lush, tall green plants such as Horsetail Reed (which looks a little like bamboo) for a Japanese garden landscape designed to bring a little Zen into your life.

Swing on the patio in a tropical garden

Wonderful Water Features

Water features can be stand alone or used as a dividing line between your plants, flowers and paving area. Your options largely depend on the size of your garden. If you lack space, stylish pipe shaped fountains are right on trend at the moment and look stunning when surrounded by feature stones or ornamental pebbles. They are the height of minimalist landscape gardening, and look impressive without being imposing. If you have a more modest garden, try a stone-on-stone water feature for a more rustic, traditional feel with soft, sparsely flowering plants.

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Before installing a water feature, make sure you plan how to power it (you will need to consider the location of the electricity supply from your home). You’ll also need to buy a filter if you plan to have a pond beneath it containing fish or vegetation.

Glorious greenery

Growing your own grass takes time, but thankfully, you can achieve the desired effect with turf. You can find this kind of turf at Tesco. This is a relatively inexpensive, easy way to suit the look and feel you wish to achieve. If you’re going to lay it yourself, prepare the soil by removing old stones and weeds and flatten out the surface with a rake. Then water your soil well. Lay the turf in rows and make sure they’re packed tight until the whole area has been covered. You might want to invest in a cutting tool to make sure that the edges are clean cut and neat. To prevent it from drying out, tuck soil around the edges of the grass itself then water well with a sprinkler or hose.

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Final Thoughts

One of the most important things to remember when drawing up your landscape garden is your budget. Set a limit and try not to go over it. You can get caught up buying accessories and ornamentation before you know it, so remember that less is more!

Nicole

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Nicole is the owner, primary blogger and copy editor of Organic Sunshine. She has a passion for healthy, natural living and hopes to encourage others to live a similar lifestyle. Nicole has a bachelor's degree in Healthcare Administration and over 10 years of experience working in Cancer Research. She's also an experienced content writer, producing high quality articles on a variety of topics for many online publications.

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  1. I really want to re-do my back yard. Unfortunately all I’ve got to work with is a very cramped 10′ by 12′ cement pad, framed by 2 feet of dirt and weeds. There’s not quite enough room for a nice patio furniture set, and not enough room to garden either. It seems like my only option is to fill the dirt with paving stones of some kind and abandon my dreams of a cute little vegetable garden. I would love to have both. But I think I would have to hire a professional landscaper to make it happen, because I just don’t have the vision for designing it.

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    • You know what would be great in that small space? A water feature! You should try to invest in that and a nice lounger chair. That would be like a little backyard escape! 🙂

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  2. I like your tip to consider using turf. Like you said, growing your own grass can take time, and it might not even be even when it grows in. Laying turf instead can supply your yard with grass much faster and more evenly than if you had used grass seeds. Thanks for all the advice.

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  3. I love your Japanese landscaper idea. I would agree that the setting that you chose brings a bit of a zen feeling. Landscape gardening as you mentioned really does help in creating an impressive and relaxed space.

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    • It really does. It’s nice to step into a backyard paradise! 🙂

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      • Sometimes, in order to have a home that offers gorgeous views and landscapes, building must be done on the side of a mountain or hill. This makes maintaining the landscape and lawn difficult for homeowners. However, it can be done with the use of retaining wall blocks. These blocks make it possible to level out these lawns, thereby making them necessary and useful. By choosing this method the results will be a gorgeous lawn that is perfectly level. Retaining walls also eliminate the worry of possible yard erosion and foundation damage to the home.

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  4. Lovely seat. Sometimes when i walk in the park i love the type of benches they have. I wanna put them in my garden.

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  5. Hii
    Great post!
    It is absolutely true that you have to choose the right furniture while doing a home landscaping.In this way, we can make our back and front yard more attractive.

    Thanks,for sharing this valuable information with us.

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  6. Sometimes it feels like you are the one who will be doing it for the garden and then suddenly realize that its so chaotic stuff!!

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