Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Be Creative On Backyard Lanscaping Designs

Before you contemplate specific backyard landscaping designs, you have to ask yourself some basic questions. What are you looking for from your yard? Are you trying to create an entertainment area where you can host friends for cookouts? Or is kicking back and relaxing in a meditation garden more your style? If you have kids and/or pets, you’ll have to take their needs into account when designing your yard. Often, a critical component of achieving an effective design is maximizing the amount of usable space available.

You may have a huge lot in back of your house, but if it’s all on a slope, the space may be unusable (at least for some of the activities you’d like to use the area for). In such a case, building a deck may be the solution for your backyard landscaping designs, whether it be attached to the house or a floating deck. An alternative to a deck in such a case may be to terrace the land — perhaps by building small retaining walls — and build a brick patio. Consult my resources on patio ideas for information on styles, materials and overcoming challenges.

When you desire a private refuge, a place in which to unwind from the pressures of the day, how well does your backyard landscaping designs accommodate you? Did you know that flower color influences mood? If you’re trying to relax, build a meditation garden — beginning with the selection of an appropriate color scheme. Water features are a must-have for meditation gardens. Flowing water injects the element of sound into your design — an element that you don’t get much of from plants, unless the wind is rustling their leaves. The gurgling sound from a water feature will soothe your frayed nerves when you pull into the driveway after a hard day at work