Top 10 tips for landscape design

Landscape Designing
// December 23, 2016
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Landscape designing is an exciting profession. It is a unique combination of art & horticultural science. Landscaping is a field of implementing new ideas & innovations. To master the skills of landscaping, one needs to start with the basics; and what could be a better theme than designing a home garden for learning the basics! Let’s have a look at these useful tips given by experts to plan & create a landscape garden of a house.

  1. Use a sharp pencil to draw a landscape sketch; make appropriate use of thumb & index finger while drawing with a 60-degree angle between pencil & paper.

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2. Use a T-square instrument to draw a layout of a garden plan; draw 90, 60, 45 & 30-degree angles from the top on paper before you start drawing a plan.

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3. When the house is a central feature of a garden, more emphasis should be put on the main entrance.

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4. The incoming pathways & walkways towards house should be wide enough in the design. Use the perfect planting material to establish the lines of the home garden design. Learn more about front gardens.

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5. Choose the location of garden plants in such a way that the house must look like a framed painting from the front. Read about Influential garden designs.

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6. Plant the most beautiful ornamental varieties at deck & patio. Fully grown ornamental saplings should be selected for plantation. Learn more about Planning Patio.

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7. Choose the shorter plants for corners of the house. Avoid placing the group of plants & internal pathways that would split the lawn area.

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8. Do the plantation of shade providing trees 8 meters away from the house at the west direction to obstruct the late afternoon sunlight.

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9. To make the design look natural, plant the bushes and the trees that have round shape & circular canopy. Limit the number of plant species to bring simplicity in your design. 

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10. For easy reading of design, large trees should be shown in a darker color than the small trees. Read to know about Elements of garden design & basic garden patterns.

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Landscaping isn’t something that you plant & forget. In addition to enhancing the beauty & value of your property, your landscaping has a direct impact on the security of your home. – Larry Deck.

Happy gardening!