If you have a big yard, you’ll probably want to make the most of it.
The best way to do is to create a beautiful garden in which you’ll be able to relax and enjoy. Even though landscaping can seem like a difficult task, it can actually be quite a bit of fun. All you have to do is imagine what you’d like your garden to be like, and then get to work! Easier said than done, right? Well, here are some suggestions to inspire you.
1. Build a patio
A patio can be a beautiful place for you to drink your first coffee in the morning or your afternoon tea. It can also be a space for entertaining during summer, which is great because you can avoid your home getting crowded and messy. Moreover, they can be breathtaking when done right. Firstly, you’ll want to decide on the size of your patio. It needs to be big enough to serve the purpose you chose, but it shouldn’t be too big, since it may feel a bit empty that way, and reduce the space for your garden. You can make it with stone, tiles, or brick – whichever you prefer. Furnish it with some comfy garden sofas, chairs, and coffee tables and it’s ready to go!
2. Hide it from plain sight
You probably don’t want your neighbors to have an undisturbed view of you as you relax, so it may be a good idea to make your patio a bit more private. You can use some pretty pastel-colored waterproof curtains that’ll accentuate the greenery even more. Alternatively, you can always make a pergola, which is a great solution because it’ll protect you from the sun as well. If you choose a flowery climber to go over the pergola, it can look downright stunning and add dimension to your landscape.
3. Plant trees and shrubs
Trees and shrubs are a necessary part of any landscape because they provide a bit of height. If you choose fruit trees, you’ll have pretty flowers in spring and fruit in summer and autumn. On the other hand, evergreen will be green even when the snows come, so choose wisely. Shrubs are amazing, they add dimension to your garden, they can also work as a fence, and there are many kinds that bloom beautifully, so they bring in a pop of color as well!
4. Add some color
Of course, the colors will predominantly come from flower plants. However, now is the time to ask yourself how much time and effort can you realistically put into the maintenance of your garden? If you don’t think you’ll be able or willing to deal with garden works a lot, try to steer clear of annuals, which die every season and need to be planted again for the next one. Now, this doesn’t mean that you don’t get to have a colorful garden – just stick to the perennials and you should be just fine.
5. Plan in advance
Before you do anything, do a bit of planning. Draw your garden if you can, and try to picture everything you want to do. Consider the growth of the trees and shrubs and plan accordingly. It can be a bit difficult, but luckily there are plenty of landscape design portfolios of landscape architecture companies, which can give you many good ideas. If you feel overwhelmed, you can leave the planning and executions at the hands of professionals, and then just enjoy your beautiful new landscape!
Even though landscaping may be a bit frustrating, it pays off in the long run. With a bit of work – and seasonal maintenance – you can create the space of your dreams, in which you and your family will enjoy for a long time.