Landscaping Design and Maintenance
In order to carry out landscaping there are some important factors that need to be done. Installation of a strong edging is the first tip[ that you need to know about landscaping which involves having barriers between the garden and the lawn. The material used as a barrier can be of type from cheap plastic to steel or stone and the price quite affordable. Most people make the mistake of not watering enough which is corrected by having a simple irrigation system. The simple irrigation system involves use of drip irrigation system which can be attached to a spigot with a timer to control the process. Decoration and maintenance of the soil is done by addition of some mulch. A determinant to standing out of plants is the color of the mulch in which the darker the mulch the more the color of the plants.
Another thing to know about landscaping is that good soil is important so that the roots of the plants penetrate into the soil so as to get the needed nutrients. The yard is needed to be kept colorful is also a tip in doing landscaping as they make it more lively and blooming. In landscaping it is required to have a drainage so that water doesn’t pool to one spot. Each landscaping project has a pro and con and its important to ask a professional for advice in order to know how much you can devote yourself to maintenance. Landscaping is known to be a big investment and thus consideration of the budget is important.
A factor when choosing a landscaping company is functionality which involves not growing trees that disrupt the foundation of land, not blocking windows with trees and barriers that allow the view of the backyard and having walkways that keep property and humans safe and moving in the right direction. Plant selection is very important for the landscape and they should be of low maintenance cost like flag stone and paver stone that are also have a longer shelf life. There are various types of landscapes which include; coastal, riverine and mountain landscape. There are also landscapes that are created by people which are called built landscapes. Natural landscapes are made up of a variety of geographical features which are known as landforms and they include hills, caves and valleys.
The art of arranging or modifying the features of a yard or an urban area for practical reasons and aesthetics is landscape design. Soft scape and hardscape are the two sections of landscape. There are some features or elements that are found in hardscaping and they include; pathways, fountains, retaining walls and statues. Hardscaping is usually done after landscaping so as to boost your curb appeal. As compared to landscaping addition of plants is not necessarily done in hardscaping.
Some examples of hardscaping include an elegant pathway or stone patio and a well-placed fountain. Unity, balance, proportion and transition are the concepts of landscaping in which the viewer perceives the layout of the landscape. So as to convey a theme in design then unity or harmony is applied.