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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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