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Garden at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, USA

Garden at the Getty Center, Los Angeles, USA

A lawn and garden decor that suits taste and needs. Is that so hard to create? Can it be a sort of showcase that makes your house stand out, that actually makes it look better? A well prepared and planned landscaping project is sure to add value to your property, not to mention that it will be a source of enjoyment and pride for you and even your neighbours.

Create your own lawn and garden decor

The first step is to imagine your landscaping and to start putting pieces together in your head. You will need to do some thinking. Why not start the ball rolling by looking at various known landscaping styles? Looking at landscaping pictures can also feed your imagination and put some meat on the bone of your initial concept. If you want your landscaping to stand out and be noticed, you may want to think outside the box, as they say. New designs and new plants always keep coming and changing the work done by landscapers.

Using the left side of your brain

Garden of the Pablo Neruda house, Santiago, Chile

Garden of the Pablo Neruda house, Santiago, Chile

Creativity is important when creating a landscape, but common sense is just as important. You must figure out how you will take all your ideas and arrange them in a practical and logical way.

And the best way to do this is to create a landscaping planThis is probably the most important part of the whole project. It includes drawing an actual map of your yard and marking down things like sun and water conditions. We will give you practical tips and design rules that will help you create a plan worthy of the best professionals. This is especially important if you are planning a Do It Yourself landscaping project.
But it is also important, if you plan to hire landscapers, to take part in the design work. Why? Because only then will your lawn and garden decor really reflect who you are and what you like.

Things to keep in mind…

While you’re imagining your lawn and garden decor, don’t forget to consider the following:

  • The cost of your complete plan. This is one very good reason why you should have a plan. So as to have an clear idea of the total cost of your project and so that you don’t run out of money before completing it.
  • Your capacity to do it all by yourself, if that is what you plan to do.
  • The amount of time and effort it will take to maintain your new landscaping.
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