landscape beautification tipsby Shohan Khan Chef
Landscapes can give an elegant touch to a property. Be it a residential area or a commercial complex, landscapes have always been the center of attraction. Proper landscape design and debris removal have gained importance in the past few years. Landscaping is much more than the beautification of the yard, it is a place of relaxation, entertaining and can be a place of conservation with minimum human activities.
Landscapes are essential for the environment as it utilizes fewer resources, supports life cycle, flourishes flora and fauna, and offers long-term investment results. With the world’s population multiplying at a steady pace and our resources also depleting at the same time, adding a well thought out landscape is a very important contribution to Mother Nature and this planet.
1. Touch it with ornaments
Much more than an afterthought, garden ornaments can guide how you shape and use your outdoor space, and affect how it feels when you're in it. A wrought-iron gate can mark the entrance to a world of green, a tree-hung lantern raises your perspective, a curved bench inspires a nap. Carefully placed, pretty yet practical, these elements offer subtle but effective clues: Turn here. Look up. Slow down. They also give a garden space a finished look in all four seasons. The trick is to not overdo it.
2. Pergolas, Decks and Patios
Creating a definitive entertainment location can be a beautiful addition to your backyard. By adding a pergola, deck, or patio, you're making a place that immediately attracts your guests. You can add flowers and potted plants. A grill and outdoor lighting around your pergola or patio will make for the perfect finishing touches.
3. Paint Your Fence
If you have a fence in your yard that you don't necessarily like the looks of, you can paint it to make your backyard look better. Depending on what look you want, you can either go with one standard color or paint a mural on the fence to make it a talking point, rather than an eyesore.
Just because it gets dark many times does not mean that homeowners do not want to enjoy their gardens. In many old movies, outdoor parties were lit with strings of patio lanterns, colored paper over small light bulbs. Today's gardens are lit to create a magical landscape right out of a Disney scene. With new solar-powered LED's and small, colored spotlights placed in strategic places, landscape designers are turning the backyard into a personal gallery. And if that's not enough the scenes and colors can be changed manually or pre-programmed for a veritable light-show in the evening. Add a fountain and you have a water show.
5. Natural Plants
Before the earthmover scraped them off the landscape in order to build your home there were shrubs, plants, and grasses native to the area. These plants have had eons of experience getting used to the climate and have their own built-in defenses against pests. In fact, landscape solutions are filled with natural flora and fauna such as saskatoon bushes, lady slippers, blueberry bushes, wild onions, buffalo grass, and honeysuckle. Besides not needing the care of domestic plants they add a different color and texture to the landscape. As they are acclimatized they get their water from the rain but adding composting material from a compost bin is welcome.
6. Make an Entrance.
As the saying goes, you only have one chance to make a first impression. Your entrance is the first thing that people see when they pass by or come to your business, so make it a memorable one. You may have two entrances: one to your property from the street and one to your building. An eye-catching sign surrounded by vivid, colorful flowers will engage passers-by, while complementary colors and landscape features in front of your building’s entrance will draw the eye to the door. Your front door’s entrance should be welcoming but stand out. You want them to know that they came to the right place.
7. Feed and Fertilize
Remember that diverse types of grass have different nutrient needs that must be met for your lawn to remain thick and healthy. Warm-season grass types, for example, need a nutrient boost so just an extremely quick application of fertilizer is the best way to provide needed vital nutrients. At the end of the day, fertilizing is still one of the best and most important lawn maintenance choices that need to be made. Take note, however, that over-fertilizing or misapplying can also have dire effects on your lawn, as the nitrogen in fertilizer can burn the grass, especially when temperatures are high. To prevent damage, opt for a slow-release fertilizer with a lower nitrogen content than usual and follow the directions carefully.
Therefore, these are the best five landscaping tips for summer 2020 that you may follow for creating an admirable, elegant, and vibrant landscape.
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