Amie Knight. Backyard. September 20th , 2018.
· If you are a perennial plant lover, don't forget that although they are beautiful when they are blooming, many perennials do not flower for very long. You may have to supplement with annual flowers as gaps appear in your landscape design throughout the season.
On the flip side the worst backyards give an impression of negativity. How can one find peace or relax on a big patch of dirt? It looks like a desert. Writers and philosophers would associate a desert with loneliness and emptiness. The reasons can be many why a backyard is kept in a state of disarray. Time can be a problem in that the home owner is always busy and has no time. Perhaps this suggests someone who needs to take a vacation, or just some time off. It doesn't take too long to plant a flower. Other times the home owner just doesn't care. That's alright because it's their property to do with what they want. The simple fact is that it can be so much more; so much more inviting. The real benefit is that a beautiful backyard really adds to the value of the house too, so why would you not want to make it beautiful?
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!
Other backyard ideas would include trellises and archways as choices for a wonderful entrance. If you wish to utilize the small space for different purposes and functions like entertainment or play area, this is still possible as long as you organize them in separate areas so you create spaces in between. Do not overwhelm the area by placing them close together. Also, it is not a good idea to install permanent fixtures in your small backyard. Do not fix the furniture on the ground and opt for flowerbeds or plants in pots instead. This way, you will always have the leeway to rearrange everything or to store them temporarily every time you need your backyard for other purposes like as a venue for a small gathering, family events, or parties.
When looking for a rock speaker you will need to find one that looks like the natural rocks in your garden or backyard. This isn't as easy as you would think. Rock speaker manufacturers have gone to great lengths to make them look as natural as possible and they come in all types of rock and all types of shapes. They even have some that look like tree stumps. With the different types of designs there are also different levels of pricing. Unless you have a large area that you are looking to fill with music and you are not looking for arena sound almost any rock speaker will work and you don't need to spend a lot of money for them.
When you have a small backyard, maximize what you have. You may choose to install a decorative fence to create a comfortable atmosphere. If you love plants, make sure you don't select bushes as they are bulky and could take a lot of space. Avoid choosing different plants and stick to the dwarf varieties. You don't want to overcrowd a small area when your main objective is to actually create more space, or give an impression of a larger backyard. Keep the designs as simple as possible. If you want flowers, don't experiment and be tempted to dump the place with flowers of different colors. Avoid visual clutter by selecting a single dominant color in varying shades. The same concept applies to your choice of outdoor furniture; select a one color and ensure they are made from the same kind of material as well. If you prefer wood, go with wood all throughout. If you prefer metal or iron, then stick with it for the rest of the furniture and outdoor fixtures.
Whether you decide to do the work yourself, or hire a professional, there are some tips that can help you to design an attractive landscape with the least amount of effort and expense. A few of these tips are listed here.
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