HOW TO CREATE A BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED YARD
How many times have you admired your neighbor’s landscaping skills and wished you could do the same thing in your own yard? The good news is you don’t need to be an expert to create a beautifully landscaped garden in your own yard. Here’s what you need to know to make it happen.
OPTIMIZE THE SPACE YOU HAVE
You don’t need to have sprawling acres of land to create a beautiful landscape. You can do so even if you only have a terrace outside your apartment. The trick is to optimize the space you have in such a way that is pleasing to the eye.
For example, if space is limited, potted plants (hanging or sitting) give you many options for creating a pleasing display. For big plants, be sure to use a rolling cart so they are easy to move around as you see fit.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT PLANTS
A well-landscaped space has many dimensions, and the plants you choose help you achieve these layers. Of course, you must choose plants that will thrive in the area(s) you’ll be planting them.
For example, just because you liked a plant at the nursery doesn’t mean it belongs in your garden. Take into consideration its growing needs and whether your space can accommodate them. How much light does it need? What are the climate requirements? Learn everything you can about the plants you want to grow to determine whether they’ll exist happily together and if your yard is the ideal location for them to thrive.
GET CREATIVE WITH THE DISPLAY
Your garden can be anything you want it to be. By planting a variety of plants in varying colors and adding a multitude of textures and accents, your landscape can transform from the boring grassy yard to a wonderland of visual art. Don’t be afraid to mix flowers and ornamental grass, stones, bricks, blocks, fountains, statues, etc. to bring your vision to life.
MAINTAIN YOUR GARDEN
Once the planting is done, your work is still not done. You must tend your garden regularly to keep it healthy and looking great. You’ll need to weed it weekly, fertilize it as recommended, mow the grass, and protect it with insecticides and mulch when needed. A well-maintained garden is a feast for the eyes.
While creating and maintaining a landscape garden is a lot of work, the resulting beauty is well worth it. Hopefully, the tips above will help you create a beautiful visual display in your own backyard.