Do It Yourself Landscape Design - Where To Begin


Article by: Steve Boulden

There's an old saying that states something like - "Getting Started Is Half Finished". And so many times I find this to be true as I see do it yourself , Design Your Own Rose Garden landscapers struggle to find their initial design , How to Build a Waterfall For Your Garden Pond idea. However, once they establish a framework of necessary design , Planting Flower Bulbs for Springtime Blooms elements, it usually goes pretty smooth from there.

It's not surprising that the most common landscape , A Guide to Vines and How to Vine Beauty with Your Garden design question that I get is - "where do I begin?" or "how do I start my design?". I know it can be difficult. And especially if you don't have a vision for your design. , Grow the BEST Tasting Tomatoes

So where do you begin? How do you start your landscape , February in the Garden or garden , Decorative Accents design?

While every design , Enhance Your Walk-Through Garden with Wind Chimes is different and every designer , What You Should Know About Miniature Roses follows a set of rules and principles, I find that most do it yourselfers all have the greatest success from using the same starting point. Begin by laying down any paths, , Pruning Weeping Cherry Trees and Other Grafted and Budded Plants driveways, access routes, or walk areas that might be needed. And also create access to any areas that you may plan , How to Grow Blueberries on creating. In many designs, , Lawn Care Information this will help to establish a framework that you can simply design , Tulip Bulbs around.

Of course, this won't be applicable in all designs , Fertilizers - What you Need to Feed Your Lawn as many don't require any access or travel. So take and use this advice , Enhance Your Walk-Through Garden with Wind Chimes where and if you can.

Path , Flowering Trees - How to Make Your Garden Shady and Beautiful at the Same Time s and walkways can accomplish many functions in your landscape , Patio Furniture - Coordinating Cushions, Chairs, And Canopies or garden. , Use Floating Row Covers to Grow Better Cucumbers Without Spraying Their main function, of course, is to create a designated space for people to walk on.

However, in design , Flowering Trees - How to Make Your Garden Shady and Beautiful at the Same Time and as an aid to design, , What's In Your Yard their function could be to guide your visitors to, through, or away from some other area in the garden. , Waterfall s Also, they're a great way to break up a vast expanse of lawn, , Basics of Landscaping meadow, or bed , How Vacuum Formed Molds Are Made area.

First, let's look at walkways, paths, , Roman Concrete - How They Did It and such as necessary elements.

Walkways are needed to guide visitors or yourself , A Rather Shady Affair to and from another area. Observe that almost every home , Patio Design and Patio Furniture - The Use of Focal Points has a walkway leading to the front door, , Use Floating Row Covers to Grow Better Cucumbers Without Spraying which is, of course, where most folks want to invite guests to come. So walks, whether refined (brick, flagstone, etc.) or primitive (gravel, mulch, etc.), are necessary to "guide" or "lead" visitors to, through, or away from an area.

So where are the necessary areas where you need other walkways or access? Maybe from the back door , What's In Your Yard to the alley where you dump the trash. Or from the house , Use Floating Row Covers to Grow Better Cucumbers Without Spraying to the pool area. Or from the pool area to the kids play area or the outdoor , Trust Your Plants - They Know How To Grow! cooking area. You get the picture.

In a design , Basics of Landscaping sense.

Establishing walk, drive, and access areas will in turn help to create borders and boundaries. Once you have your walkways laid out, you can simply design , Solar Outdoor Lighting a lot of the landscaping , Selecting Outdoor Benches around them. The same goes with driveways and parking areas as well. You can plant , A Rather Shady Affair beds on either or both sides of a walk or use a walkway as an edge to create borders.

Keep it interesting if you can.

If you were to, for instance, plan , Fertilizers - What you Need to Feed Your Lawn to place , Basics of Landscaping a sitting area at the back of the garden. , Safe Pest Control Tips Of course you would need some type of path , Grow the BEST Tasting Tomatoes for you and your guests to get there. However, instead of plotting a straight path, , Birdfeeders & Birdhouses - The Perfect Outdoor Accessories why not create a winding tour through other interesting areas of the garden , Discover the Art of Topiary on the way there?

Curves and winding paths , Selecting Outdoor Benches do more than just create interest. They can also create an illusion of more space, distance, and travel. This is especially useful in creating small gardens , How To Build A Patio Cover and landscapes. , Turn Your Patio Into A Voluminous Vegetable Garden

Once you lay down walkways, driveways, and access areas, you'll have a good starting framework for the rest of the design. , Winter Injury to Trees Now, simply design , Basics of Landscaping around them.

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Written by Steve Boulden. Steve is the creator of The Landscape , Birdfeeders & Birdhouses - The Perfect Outdoor Accessories Design Site which offers free professional landscaping , Trust Your Plants - They Know How To Grow! advice, tips, , Basics of Landscaping plans, , Lawn Care Information and ideas to do it yourselfers and homeowners. For more free advice , Italian Vegetable Seeds on landscaping , How to Grow Blueberries and garden , How To Build A Patio Cover planning, visit his site at:

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