Creating a man-made landscape is more than just planning which plants grow where. For a landscaped yard which stands out, here are some landscaping tips for you to consider.
Borders, borders, and more borders
Direct the observer’s gaze gently by creating borders which delineate certain sections of your garden. From emphasizing elevation to creating a container patch to keep invasive species in its allotted corner, borders not only keep plants in check, it also highlights the plants and give them enough room to grow and bloom!
Prune and bloom
When picking plants, choose those which propagate easily. Whether it’s a cut leaf or a pruned stem, it will reduce costs down the road when you want to have more of a plant you love. Reduce trips to the seed store and start a new generation of plants right from your own existing garden.
Not just for foot trails, also consider pathways for your gardening tools and equipment. From your pruning and watering trail to your lawn mower, make sure you have enough room to move in without disturbing your plants.
Shine and shade
Take note of your sunniest and shadiest spaces. Just because a spot doesn’t get enough sunlight doesn’t mean it’s infertile to host any plants. Research which ones thrive in those places and you’ll soon have each spot blooming, with or without sunlight to highlight it.
Repeat and vary
A landscaped garden achieves a picturesque look best when an untrained eye sees it as a whole but can also discern certain focal points. When planning for your landscape, choose a theme. Be it a certain color, shape, foliage type or plant, repeat it enough to stitch the look together. However, don’t forget to incorporate different plants to serve either as a highlight or breaker so that your garden will look uniform yet still interesting to the eye!