Landscape Design Tips

When considering designing your landscape keep these basic design tips in the back of your mind so you have an awesome looking yard, one that you’ll be proud to show off to your friends and family members.

The three basic design elements to remember are as follows.

  • High
  • Medium
  • And Low or ground cover

For the high element this would encompass any trees you would want in your yard. Say in example you wanted to have four palms trees along the side of a fence. You would basically map them or make a sketch of your yard. Have a key section where all the different marks on the sketch are clearly depicting which plant, tree etc is the symbol associated with the mark.

It is important to know about the different plants and trees you are considering as you will want to know the extent of their growth over the next few years. For instance you would not want to put a plant or bush in front of one plant that in a year or two after full growth exceeds the height of the plant behind it as it will block the view of that plant and will be a waste of money.

So back to the three landscape design elements you want to make sure to have a high canopy. A medium canopy and then you want smaller plants will low grown and then have plants that are low growth, or plants that are ground cover.

If you follow these tips it will cover the basic design elements and will be pleasing to the eyes. Make sure to know exactly the type of plants, shrubs and trees you are considering. It is also very important to know the amount of water required to keep the plant healty. And it is also very important to be aware of the climate zone you are in to make certain the weather in your area is one that will allow the plant to thrive.

This is especially important if you live in an area where it is very cold and frost is possible. Frost can kill the roots and thus your plants will die if you do not consider this issue.

So remember to take the time to research these tips provided regarding the plants, shrubs and trees you are considering. And remember the three design elements discussed here as it will bring a nice balance and be very pleasant for the eyes and will really make the landscape in your backyard pop with symmetry.

 

 

 

Home Design

Home design consist of three elements and will be the basis for the content we provide here at our website. If you focus on these elements you can really get you home looking its best! And if you are price conscientious then you can buy products very inexpensively and save yourself a lot of money.

Exterior

The exterior of your home is very important as it is basically the first thing people see when walking by, pulling up into your driveway etc. If you have heard the first impression is the lasting impression then you will know how important the look and feel of the exterior of your home is.

Interior

For interior design it is all about making the most out of what you have and creating the illusion that you want. In example, say you have a small room. If you position furniture or do certain things you can give the appearance that the room is much bigger than it appears to the eye.

So the take away here is it is key to know the tricks of the trade regarding interior design so that you can get the most out of the littlest.

Landscape

Regarding landscaping you need to consider it an extension of you home. If you live in warmer climates like Arizona or California, due to the mild winters you are able to enjoy your yard for the most part year round. A lot of folks in California actually have holiday celebrations outdoors since the weather allows for it.

Even if you are not able to enjoy your yard year round as those people in the warmer areas, most folks will be in their yards all summer long regardless of where in the world you live.

So if you are like most people then you want to make your yard look spectacular and something you can be proud of when you have guest over for cocktails or barbecues and other family events.

Doing Thing Inexpensively

Most people are feeling the effects of the economy tanking so they are much more aware of the price of things and are looking for ways to save money, yet get quality services, products and other items to look great in and around their homes.

If you keep your eyes open and look for good deal you will surely find lots of places to get good savings as a lot of businesses are offering big discounts. For instance if you want to buy lawn chair for your newly remodeled pool area then it would be best to purchase the lawn chair in the winter months as you can save hugely on seasonal items.