Garden landscaping can transform your property into a beautiful and relaxing outdoor space that can be enjoyed year-round. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or are new to landscaping, use these tips to help design and build an attractive and functional yard:
1. Plan Your Garden Design
Before you get started, it’s essential to plan your garden design. Your vision should consider the size and shape of your yard and have a clear goal of what you want to achieve. Make a note of any existing features that you want to keep or remove.
2. Add Hardscaping Elements
Hardscaping elements, like brick or paver patios, walkways, and retaining walls, can add structure and functionality to your garden. They also create a seamless transition between different areas. Use Brown’s retaining wall products to elevate your garden and add detail to your landscaping.
3. Create Focal Points
Focal points add interest and draw the eye to specific areas of your yard. They can be anything from a water feature, a pergola, or a seating area. Focal points can also be created using plants, like a large tree or a colourful flower bed.
4. Choose the Right Plants
Assess your garden’s sun exposure, soil quality and drainage to determine which plants will thrive. When choosing plants, balance colours, textures and heights. Ensure you select plants suitable to the growing conditions. Use a Black & Decker 2 -in-1 Trimmer and Edger to create a clean transition between the lawn, paved areas and garden beds.
5. Be Strategic with Lighting
Use outdoor lighting to transform your garden into a beautiful space at night. Install lighting along pathways, around trees, or near water features to create a magical atmosphere. Use an outdoor timer to put your lighting on a schedule, or install environmentally-friendly solar-powered lighting.
6. Experiment with Texture
Add natural textures to your landscaping with stone veneer, wooden accents and hardscaping elements. Combine freshly mulched garden beds with white landscaping rock or black granite stone. Choose a variety of plants that add different textures to your yard.