Garden Design Ideas for Newbies

Posted by Admin on Monday, March 14, 2011

A house is made more aesthetically pleasing though its design. For a house, one of the areas where design is really important is the garden.
Basically, a garden in a home is a place designed to promote leisure and relaxation through natural elements. A lot of gardens are created with elements from nature such as plants, trees and grasses. Some want to put a little extra and use lights and other artificial installations that will definitely improve the look of the garden both in daytime and night time.
For first timers, designing a garden may be a little challenging. There are several factors that must be looked at before working out on the design.

 First, the space allotted for the garden must be looked at. If the garden is spacious, more elements can be used in the design. There are a lot of plants, trees and installations that can make the garden more exciting. As for smaller spaces, there is a need to choose the elements carefully in order to maximize the small space and to make it look bigger.
Second, there must be a theme. The theme dictates the feel of the garden. For example, European themed garden can consist of bulky and grandiose elements. It's all about the rich taste when it comes to selection of plants and trees. Shaped bushes can be apparent as well as colorful palate of flowers. Roses in different colors are common with a theme like this. Grand fountains are also common. In the same note, because of the bulky items found in this theme, the space required is bigger.
For smaller spaces, a Japanese inspired garden would be an ideal choice. It is mostly minimalist when it comes to its pieces, and when it comes to its maintenance. The small items and elements usually found in these gardens can make a small courtyard look bigger, still maintaining to create a relaxing environment.
Choosing the items that go in the garden is important. Aside from the theme, the budget allotted is important when making the choice. A good example is with the choice of flowers. Choose the ones that are readily available in local stores and provide cost savings when purchased in bulk.
Finally, the maintenance that will be required once the garden is finished must be considered when creating the design. The maintenance of the garden is based on the elements that go in it. The flowers and the trees, as much as possible, must be the ones that are used to the available conditions. Locally-grown plants and trees can grow on their own without requiring much attention. This is in contrast with the imported ones that will require stricter maintenance regimens.
Before starting a gardening design, make sure to take a look at a couple of things that will make the gardening design more efficient in the long run. It's not just about the aesthetic value. It's also about the maintenance and the cost of the entire gardening project.
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