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Landscaping your yard can be a fun project. The best designs are the ones that have been carefully and thoughtfully planned out. Before you start designing your yard, it is best to determine what will fit best with you and your lifestyle.
When planning the type of landscaping you want to have, it is important to determine what type of conditions will support what you want. Specifically, if you live in an arid climate, installing a formal English garden may not work at all. A low water dessert motif will work better in the arid climate.
Other things to consider when designing your landscape, is what kinds of activities you want to do in your yard. Specifically, who will be using the yard the most, kids or pets? Entertaining? Are you desiring a low-maintenance yard where you can enjoy your yard without a lot of time having to devote to it? What best reflects you and your lifestyle?
If you are someone who enjoys spending time in your yard and garden, consider doing some research and then set up an appointment with a landscape contractor. Professional landscapers have many great ideas and it is worth the money you will spend to have an hour or two of their time.
Additionally, they may be able to suggest several inexpensive things they can do to assist you in getting just the outside space you are looking for at your home.
There are a lot of different options to consider. You may have the right conditions for an Oriental landscape. Whatever you decide, you can be creative and incorporate different types of styles to create your own.
Another type of landscaping style is the English garden. This is where a lot of shrubs and perennials complement the architectural style of your home. There are also formal or informal type landscapes.
An informal uses beds of flowers in random patterns. This is a great choice if you have kids or pets that will spend a majority of the time in the yard. The formal landscape style will follow symmetrical patterns, with well-pruned plants, such as topiary designs. This type of style will require a lot of maintenance.
A fun landscaping style is the butterfly garden. There are certain plants that provide food to butterflies. Adding those into your landscape will invite all sorts of butterflies or even birds into your garden.
The xeriscape garden will contain a lot of low-water plants and flowers, using approximately 50 percent of the household water in the garden.
Whatever kind of landscape design you decide for your yard, should complement not only your home, but also your personality and lifestyle. If you are planning on spending a lot of time in your garden, then a higher maintenance landscape style will be good for you. If you have children and pets and need to have a low-maintenance type landscape, then an informal style will be best.
Licensed landscaping contractors are masters at enhancing the landscape’s visual appeal, building functional landscape features, and correcting flaws in the landscape – increasing the market value of the home.
A licensed landscape contractor has been specially trained to meet all landscaping needs – whether for service purposes or cosmetic. Everything from driveways, patios, and decks; to grading the yard, and complete landscape design. Garden ponds enhanced by a pond bridge, wooden "playscapes" for children, walkthrough gardens, and placement and selection of trees, shrubs, and other flora to balance the yard and enhance visual appeal.
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