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Free Backyard Landscape Design Ideas
Landscaping can improve the surrounding environment of your home. Plants help to make
the air in the atmosphere fresh. By maintaining a garden full of plants, you will be able to
enjoy fresh air and healthier lifestyle all the time. Trees and shrubs can provide shades for
the garden during summer.
If you want your garden to have lots of shades, you should plant trees that have heavy
foliage. For example, elms trees have heavy foliages that can effectively block the sun ray.
Dense shade from trees with heavy foliage can make the environment cooler compared to
filtered sunlight. If you just want a light shade, you should plant trees that have small
foliage such as eucalypts and birch. If you want to shade high places such as windows, you
can plant tall canopy trees. Horizontal shading can be attained by planting deciduous vines
that climb on a pergola.
There are two types of garden landscape design styles including hardscaping and
softscaping. Hardscaping styles involve the use of elements such as patios, decks, stairs,
water, and fence. Different types of materials can be used in creating a hardscape including
terrazzo, concrete and brick. Softscaping is different than hardscaping in that it cannot last
permanently. Softscape can change from time to time as it involves elements that have life
such as plants, trees, shrubs and flowers. You can combine hardscape and softscape garden
landscape design styles together to form a beautiful garden. For example, you can grow
vines over a pergola. You can line the driveway with various types of flowers and plants.
If you have no idea how you want your garden to look like, you can reference the landscape
design ideas in garden and landscaping blogs. There are many different landscape design
styles you can choose from including Mediterranean, Japanese garden, cottage, and
southwest styles. Mediterranean garden style incorporates Mediterranean plants that are
originated from Mediterranean countries such as Spain, Italy and France. Japanese garden
style incorporates Japanese plants. It also include garden features such as bonsai, Japanese
flower plants, koi pond and etc. Cottage garden style is an English garden style that features
small flower gardens. Southwest garden style features hardscaping and softscaping.
You don’t have to spend money to hire landscaping architect. Nowadays, there are a lot of
homeowners that carry out do-it-yourself landscaping projects to save money. You can find
lots of free ideas on different landscaping design on landscaping blogs. If you are looking
for backyard landscape ideas on a budget, you should search the internet.