When it comes to landscaping, you must know what to do, how to do it, and what items to use when you are doing it. For some, landscaping and gardening come naturally. The same cannot be said for others.
However, just because you don’t know much does not mean you can’t do it. Landscaping is an enjoyable, engaging, and empowering activity. It is something all of us should be able to do, even from a young age.
If you want to start with your landscaping adventure, here are some tips from the pros here at Evergreen Soil Conservation.
Establish a Walkway or Pathway
A common mistake among beginners is that they forget or fail to establish space to walk and move around. The landscape then is big but there isn’t much room for people to move. It is important that before you start with the landscape, you establish a pathway.
You can use decorative bricks, natural flagstone, crushed stones, tiles or whatever you wantpeople to step on. You can place the pathway where there is dead grass. A walkway is an important feature to complement the design and to avoid trampling down the lawn.
Bring Corners to Life
Instead of a big space to landscape, why not focus on separate corners. We’ve met a lot of people who regret focusing on one space alone as they tend to leave out some areas unattended.
This is an emerging method here in New Zealand wherein people can incorporate to apply several landscape designs and structures. Some people play around with colours while others play with their use of space. Bottom line is, make sure to maximize your outdoor space.
Most people tend to focus on pretty flowers to make their backyard pop. But it is important to establish creative continuity in your backyard. You do this with evergreen trees and plants.
Evergreen is a plant or tree that does not shed its leaves during the winter. They don’t lose their colour and most of all their foliage, meaning these plants complement each other in terms of beauty and lifespan.
Remember, think green all the time.
Your backyard should not only be pleasing to the eyes and other senses. It must also have other features mostly for storage and barriers. Putting up walls and fences around your landscape or garden will frame your property much better.
You can also add a utility or gardening shed to store all of your tools and other items.