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Landscaping Guide For Homeowners

Hello, my name is Justin Malone and on this blog you'll find a lot of useful information about landscaping. When I moved into my newly built home, I didn't even have any grass in my yard, so I had to start from scratch. Before I tackled the project of landscaping my property, I did a large amount of research first. I learned how to plant grass seed, and when the grass started to grow, I researched planting trees. As my yard started taking shape, I planted shrubs and made flower beds. My next landscape project was building a fish pond and I completed it with ease after doing the research. I'm writing this blog as a guide for others who want to do their own landscaping and I hope that it helps you learn how to create a beautiful yard.

Make the Most of a Small Yard with the Right Layout

Even a backyard with a small footprint can offer a lot of functionality with a clever design. Instead of bringing in new landscaping features without much planning, consider the difference careful planning can make in landscaping. 

Whether you reach out to a landscaping contractor for the design plans or opt for a DIY design approach, consider the following ideas for updating your yard. 

Create Zones 

An easy way to make your yard feel larger is to create separate zones for different reasons. These different zones can make the yard feel more spacious and allow you to have all the features you want in your yard. Having a garden put in is an excellent option, along with a paved area for dining outdoors.

Once you've decided on what you want to include in the layout of your yard, you can consider the size for each section and create a cohesive design that makes it easy to move through the space. Beings selective with furniture, plants, and other details can ensure that space is used wisely in your yard. 

Play with Height 

Even a small yard can look spacious when you don't keep every part the same height. Fencing, shrubs, and even trees can all be at different heights and make the yard feel much larger. The range of heights you'll see when looking out at your yard can maximize space and help you avoid a situation where the yard feels closed in. 

Include Variety 

Along with including features of different heights, consider the difference that colors and types of plants can make. Flowerbeds should include various colors to give your yard more visual interest. Shrubs should also vary in size and shape to ensure that your yard looks open and avoids it feeling closed in. 

Speak to a landscape designer about the options for different plants and what will thrive in your climate. Their advice can help you combine different plants to ensure that your landscaping looks fantastic and that you won't run into issues with the design of the space. 

A small yard comes with challenges regarding the layout and features to include. Instead of being overwhelmed with large patio furniture and plants, look into the difference suitable landscaping can make. Maximizing space and looking for features that fit into a small yard to ensure that your yard won't look crowded or that different features won't be a poor choice when it comes to the size of the space.

For more information, contact a local landscape design service such as Decarlo Landscape Design & Maintenance.