Landscaping is a special process of work of art creation. However, the place of its application is not canvas, but land, plants, building, sculptures and other decorative elements. Landscape design covers not only creative work. It is a practical guidance on creation of nature’s beauty harmony, usefulness and convenience. You have a house with adjacent lot of land. You want to change the place near your house, to create small oasis of nature where you can rest with your family, invite some friends to a picnic or just enjoy your privacy.
Designing and Planning of a Lot.
What does the landscaping start with? First of all, you should create a plan and draft project of your lot. There are companies, which offer services on projecting landscaping. In landscaping project the style you chose, your landscaping ideas and peculiarities of your lot are implemented.
Landscaping includes disposition of plants, sculptures, functional areas, fences, hardscape, walks around your house, and it is based on the style your choice.
Elements of Landscaping
Landscaping provides various components, which artistically expand area around the house. These are trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, lawns, flower gardens. Reservoirs, rivulets and fountains create microclimate in your garden. Landscaping provides illumination of your garden for convenience and beauty of it.
It is extremely important to choose what trees will grow in your garden. These can be pygmean, tall, conifer, deciduous trees. Everything depends on the size of your lot and landscaping style.
You can choose not only decorative plants, but also those of practical importance. Beauty and functionality are the successful components of wonderful landscaping.
Back in 16th century in France they began to apply lawn-and-garden crops and heady plants, combing merits of ones and vivid odor of the others, for decoration of parks and gardens.
Key parts of landscaping is planting shrubs. Shrubs can hide some blemishes of the house or emphasize its merits. They brilliantly set off the lawn and can decorate the fence wall. The right choice of various kinds of bushes can breathe new life into any corner of your landscape. They are good complement to ornamental trees.
Beautifully blooming perennial and yearling plants are great addition to your landscaping. During the whole season they change their colors, making you happy with various plays of tints. This is the brightest part of landscaping. There is a great variety of beautifully blooming plants, which can be applied in landscape design. Your garden project provides decorations from flowers. Flowerbeds are parterres of different forms. They can be laid out in the front-end of the house, on the crossing of paths and walks. As for the parterres, they can be planted in separate groups. The walks of the garden can be fringed by rows of flowers of the same height. Geometrical ornament from flowers of different tints and of the same height can be used for decoration. Such adornment is called arabesque. The arabesques of the Indian Maharajas’ Palaces are incredibly beautiful. You can also create hanging flowerbeds from yearling flowers. These are marvelous compositions in attractive vases. They can decorate the front door, house, and terrace.
You house will perfectly stand out against the background of perfectly designed landscape. Also, separate groups of trees and bushes will complete the harmony. The lawn also can serve as a place for games, sports, a picnic site.
You can have a reservoir, a cascade, a fountain, a small stream in your garden. These constructions have appealing and functional meaning. These are the most popular constructions in landscaping. The practical usage of a reservoir is priceless, especially in droughty areas. The reservoir is a regulator of a microclimate in your garden. There is a variety of options how to fringe its banks, to grow water plants. Such a wonderful niche can be your favorite place for walks and rest.
You should find place for hardscape in your garden. These are small benches, bridges through rivulets, summerhouses, arches. While choosing one or another architectural form, landscape design is oriented on the style of your garden’s project.
Illumination is a functional necessity. It must match the style you chose. Illumination will decorate your garden in the evenings.