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Landscaping, something that creates a visual treat!

By Samantha Kirk Subscribe to RSS | March 8th 2012 | Views:
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Many of us give utmost importance to the architecture of the house and the designing that is done inside, but how many of us give importance to the space or garden that encompasses the house? A beautiful house and an aesthetic interior designing will lost if the landscaping around the house is not equally good. A good landscaping can comprise of anything, from a private garden where you can sit and relax with close friends and family to a cobblestone, it can be anything. A little bit of trimming and adding things here and there is enough to make any ordinary landscape look beautiful. Landscaping can be done with any budget depending upon the type of landscaping and the additions that are desired.

Walkways are the first things that have to be given importance while landscaping. When there is a beautiful lawn on the front yard and a concrete walkway is combined with it, the beauty of it is lost. Lawns and concrete walkways are not the greatest combinations. Many might think laying a concrete walkway is cheaper, but there are other materials like flagstones which might prove to be cheaper than laying a concrete walkway. There are also rail road ties and wood rounds which can be used when the budget is higher. The pathway can be highlighted by outlining it with small flower plants or bushes, or if the walkways are wider and longer then extra-large plants or clinging vines make great combinations as borders for the walkways.

When the landscape area in and around the house is small, then creating a forced perspective by making it look larger than it appears will make the area look as if it is bigger than the actual size. This can be done by planting huge plants and placing big boulder in the front part of the landscape and placing the smaller plants behind the larger elements. This gives the appearance of the landscape being bigger than it actually is. Also, the textures used in the front should be bolder and the finer elements can go behind.

Landscaping need not always is about planting trees, scrubs, placing pot plants and creating path ways. The landscape can be enhanced by placing a couple of lighting designs cleverly. It brings a new depth and a mystical effect to the landscape. The entire look can be dramatic or subtle depending upon your taste. A dramatic effect can be achieved by placing lights below an ornamental tree or along the pathways. To create a more subtle effect, placing lights below the pools gives an illuminated effect to the garden. Stringing small lights like the fairy lights around the trunks of trees or aesthetically placing the overhead lights is also a good idea.

The other most noted landscaping is aesthetically trimming the plants and shrubs which are popularly known as topiary. Plants along the fences and hedges are the plants that are mostly shaped to give the landscape a new look. Topiary can be of any shape and form, it can be a simple geometrical shape or a shape of an animal which can be done with a professional landscaper’s help. Topiaries bring a new life to the garden and they make the landscape look animated.

A good landscaping can be done with a couple of lights or by just trimming the plants that are over grown. It does require a great budget and the cost will not be very high when it is done cleverly. Landscape can be as cheap as buying a few plants or as expensive as building a small house, it depends on the budget and the importance given for the landscape. Now, even professionals are not required for a good landscaping, we can learn to do them by going through the internet like the Xfinity Internet which gives sufficient information on simple landscaping that provides great effects.

Samantha Kirk - About Author:
Samantha Kirk is a freelance writer. She also enjoys gardening and keeps changing her landscapes once in a while with a minimal budget by browsing through her Xfinity Internet.

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