How to Decorate a Garden: Useful Tips

How to Decorate a Garden: Useful Tips

Having a nice garden, well-kept and furnished, though small in size, is so much of a home. And to decorate with a taste a garden just really little! In fact, once you have chosen the style, you need to buy the indispensable furnishing items to house friends and relatives in a cozy and functional environment....

Garden design: Illuminate the garden

Garden design: Illuminate the garden

One important aspect in garden design is the illumination. With the arrival of summer, what’s better than spending time in the open air, under starlit skies, letting it be pervaded by dreamy atmospheres?  In this scenario, the lighting of outdoor spaces certainly plays a fundamental role.  Properly designing garden lighting is indispensable to enhance its...

Garden Design: The Typical Residential Sites

Garden Design: The Typical Residential Sites

Landscape architects that work on garden design plans for residential houses have three major factors to consider. They are the home, the site and the client. Every client, site and home is unique in its own way and none is the same as another. Every client has his/her own lifestyle, characteristics, habits, wishes and desires....

Vertical Garden Designs

Vertical Garden Designs

The massive rural to urban migration has seen more people stay in apartments and backyards. A lot of people want to have their own garden designs but there is a lack of necessary space. Vertical gardens are the perfect fit for those that want to create a garden in a place with limited space. Some...

Hiring a landscape architect for your new garden

Hiring a landscape architect for your new garden

Employing the service of a landscape architect is certainly an advisable financial decision, especially considering that you will be getting maximum utilization of existing space absent the need for planning. It is equally helpful that you make known your amount that you have set aside to be spent. Employing the service of an expert landscape...

All You Need to Know About Soil for a Landscape Architect

All You Need to Know About Soil for a Landscape Architect

Landscape architect tips: Understanding Exposure of Plants to The Sun When making garden design plans, it is important to determine how much shade and sun your garden receives. There are some plants that require partial sun while some require full sun. There are even some that will survive with full shade. A landscape architect usually...

GARDEN DESIGN HOW TO DESIGN WITH PLANTS

GARDEN DESIGN HOW TO DESIGN WITH PLANTS

There are various classes of plants that can be used for various occasions for your garden design. They include shrubs, annuals, bulbs, trees and perennials. When making garden design plans with plants, you can focus on just 1 or 2 plant groups to get a contemporary look or you can select from all plant groups...

PLANTS: A SPECIAL WAY OF TREATING THEM

PLANTS: A SPECIAL WAY OF TREATING THEM

Plants shouldn’t just be categorized as mere shrubs, trees or groundcovers. They need to be categorized in a way that will showcase the visual forms they take, their manner of growth and their uses. This will help landscape designers become more skilled and experienced in the art of landscape design. Landscape architects can improve their...

What to Expect as a Landscape Architect

What to Expect as a Landscape Architect

The work of landscape architects involves managing and designing open spaces including built and natural environments and creating landscapes and landscape plans. They work on designing creative, visually appealing environments that everyone love. They also ensure that everything they create is sustainable, appropriate and considerate. They work with other professionals to create various landscape architectural...

Creating landscape design plans

Creating landscape design plans

When creating a landscape design plan, your priority is finding solutions. You might find it a difficult task at first but when you start with a good idea of what you want your garden to look like, you have taken away a chunk of the work away. A simple scrapbook or notebook will go a...

CREATING A GARDEN

CREATING A GARDEN

The aesthetic value of a home can be enhanced by the presence of a well-managed garden. Gardens are beautiful and they also have numerous advantages. Why do you think you need a garden in your home? There are many reasons why people make their own gardens, for some people, it is a wonderful place to...

Garden Design with Lights

Garden Design with Lights

With creative lighting, you can create a unique look for your garden at night. Subtle, soft light will bring a few elements into focus and make the best of various colors and textures. But you can get styling options with the use of specialist lighting. You should be careful with electricity and ensure that an...

How to Select Materials in Garden Design 

How to Select Materials in Garden Design 

The flowers and shrubs you plant is not the only the thing that defines a garden. Garden design also involves things like the selection of the right surfaces, structures, boundaries, shape and texture of hard materials. Various materials have their own movement, color and shape. These all work together to attract people and form their...

How to Integrate Sculpture into a Garden Design

How to Integrate Sculpture into a Garden Design

You don’t need to limit your choice of garden sculpture to what is provided by your local garden center. You can use any of several objects that can act as sculpture when placed in a garden. They include pieces of discarded machinery, rounded boulders, driftwood and lovely shaped ceramic vases. You just need to be...

BEST IDEAS FOR A SUSTAINABLE GARDEN

BEST IDEAS FOR A SUSTAINABLE GARDEN

In this 21st century, the word “SUSTAINABILITY” has become a popular word with people reacting in a positive way to the world’s decreasing resources. Because of this, the sustainable garden design has become more of a way of life than a mode that revolves around recycling and reusing renewable resources,  embracing conservation and biodiversity and...

COLORS IN GARDEN DESIGN

COLORS IN GARDEN DESIGN

Color is a highly important tool in garden design. It can affect our senses and the way that we react to our environment. With colors, landscape designers can express a mood, atmosphere or message. For example, cool colors have a spacious, calm and gentle effect while warm colors create a vibrant, lively and exciting atmosphere....

GARDEN DESIGN IDEAS AND INSPIRATION

GARDEN DESIGN IDEAS AND INSPIRATION

hat do you want to do in your new garden? A garden is an extension of your home and as such, should be a place where you can retire to get during your free time. When considering what to do with the garden space, or how to set it up to serve the family both...