The term Landscaping came into being in early 18th century and spread to the United Kingdom in late 18th century to early 19th century. The piece of land that you beautify by planting trees, plants, shrubs etc., can be broadly understood as Landscaping. The term Garden Landscaping specifically refers to planting of trees, plants etc., to make your garden very unique and attractive.
Garden Landscaping Ideas
Here are a few tips and ideas that you can follow to make your garden get a stunning look.
Plan for Equipment Access
As individuals, it is highly advisable that we plan with future in mind. If you intend to purchase in future a big car that you need to place in the garden, then the landscaping can be accordingly planned. Else, all your hard work would be a waste as in future you would be forced to remove a portion of landscape to accommodate this car. In addition, for any alterations or major repairs you may have to move in big machines which would crush these plants if it was unplanned and no way was left for them to move in.
The Focal Points
It is advisable that you can start at a particular point in the garden which you feel is the focal point. Maintain that focal point and start planning about the final look, by planning the plants, the color, the texture that it would result in.
The garden should not look as if it is over crowded with different plants. Plants needs to be chosen with utmost care so that having them together would give a great look to your garden. Plan in advance whether any inmate has a particular allergy to a plant or leaf. Avoid such plants that could spread allergy.
Keep Curves in Check
If the architectural design of the building itself provides some funny and sharp curves in its exterior then to give a look of symmetry you can plant trees or shrubs that fill the bill. It would give perfect shape to the imperfect building structure. Delicate lengthy curves would give the garden a noble look. Changing the patterns of the curves in the garden frequently, would give the garden a clumsy look, so follow uniform pattern for creating curves.
Adding movement refers to planting of some decorative grass and some flower trees. By doing so you would find bees, birds and butterflies flocking your garden. Thereby you fill your garden with life.
Right Plant Right Spot
As garden landscaping is the art of making optimum usage of garden space and beautify the same. Minute-level planning needs to be done in deciding which plant first, why and where it needs to be placed. Conscious efforts should be taken in making sure that sufficient gaps are there between the plants to prevent them from giving a clumsy look.
It would also help in better circulation of air. You need to even know the details of how a plant spread itself for planning better spacing between them. The concept of right plant is just not sufficient but the placing of the plant at the right place would add value to the presentation.