Backyard. Thursday , April 19th , 2018 - 06:18:07 AM
· When you are choosing plants for your backyard, be certain that you are buying plants that are hardy in your temperature zone. Most reputable dealers in plants and shrubberies will be happy to assist you if you ask them for guidance in picking plants that will be able to handle the climate in your area.
2) Incorporate movable landscaping into your backyard. By this I mean potted plants, sculptures, fountains, etc. that can be moved. Using what I call movable landscaping, you can quickly and easily change the layout of your backyard. Just as you change the furniture arrangement of your living room, this gives you the ability to inexpensively give yourself a brand new backyard. You can even create partitions that easily separate the different areas of the yard. Potted plants are a must have because they create that lived in feel. They can be brought inside during the winter and make your home more lively during those cold winter months.
My advice is to write down your needs, your wants and your constraints. For instance, you may need a swing for the kids, you may want new garden furniture and your constraint is the size of your garden. Taking this approach will help you prioritize what you must have against what would be nice to have and then help you to consider some of the suggestions below (some more radical than others) for redesigning your backyard. Ideas to get you thinking!
Birds love water. They use it to drink, bathe and play, and usually all in the same source... they aren't picky. In order to have the bird oasis in your backyard you have to have some source of water, it can be a simple bird bath, a pond, fountain or even puddle. They prefer shallow water so they can stand and splash their wings around to bathe. You will enjoy every minute you spend watching them play in the water.
3) A water feature is an essential part of a backyard landscaping. It is just as functional as it is beautiful. Water features can be many things such as fountains, ponds, pools, birdbaths, etc.. Depending on the size of water feature you choose, it can greatly regulate your backyard temperature. On a hot day sitting near a fountain can reduce the temperature to a more tolerated level. The sound of water is soothing and welcoming. It will make your time outdoors much more enjoyable.
Is your backyard going to the birds? Don't worry, that's a good thing! A growing trend of backyard ideas is to design your yard to sustain life other than just plants. Sharing your backyard with nature. Plants are beautiful, and can definitely freshen up your backyard, but they don't move, birds will liven up your backyard and create a sense of activity that pants alone can not.
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