Many people believe that landscape gardening exclusively applies to vast public parks or wealthy people’s mansions. Landscaping can be done in a beautiful and creative fashion for a little home ground, just as it is for larger estates or public parks. When it comes to gardening, the term “little” can be deceiving. The simplest definition or “small,” as some authors have correctly suggested, is an area that can be effectively managed and maintained physically and financially by the owner and his family, with occasional hired labour for such hard work as digging, mowing, and shearing of hedges. Only tiny residential houses will be landscaped in this article. A combination of landscaping effects described for parks and home landscaping may be followed for larger estates.
There are several basic rules to follow while designing a landscape for your home. Personal preference, on the other hand, plays a significant part in the creation of a home garden. The home, as well as its surroundings, should be an external manifestation of the owner’s inner personality and uniqueness. Many people make the mistake of copying a successful rival in a garden competition or a neighbour. For a variety of reasons, this may not be appropriate for your own house. The location element of your own garden, for example, may be considerably different from the one you intend to emulate. Before beginning any excavating operation, it is a good idea to consider a lot. It is a great shame that in our nation, we sometimes spend a lot of money on the interior of the house to make it look nice, but we overlook the outside compound.
Making a Strategy
Before beginning any actual garden work, a master design must be drawn up on a scale of 1: 15 or 1: 20 in which all of the elements, such as the house wall, drive-way, walks, flower beds, shrubs, and so on, are mapped. Shaded regions, whether from a huge tree canopy or the structure itself, must be highlighted on the plan. A plan drawn up on graph paper can be really useful. The plan should be evaluated again and again, keeping in mind the long-term shape that a facility will take. People who are drawn to the graceful appearance of a young Araucaria cookii and plant it in the centre of a lawn or near their home are sometimes surprised when they see the massive form and height it will reach after a few years.
Perhaps the house owner will cut this tree down when it becomes overgrown, or it may be kept to the harm of other plants growing beneath it. In any case, this is poor planning. Perhaps one approach to satisfy a garden lover’s desire to cultivate such lovely trees in a tiny complex is to grow them in enormous concrete tubs and bury the tub growing the tree in the right location, giving the appearance that the plant was grown on the ground. When the tree reaches a significant height, say 3-6 metres, it should be lifted and donated to someone who can afford to use a mature tree. However, such contentious items should be avoided. If the garden area is large enough, it can be separated into three sections.
(1) Approach or Public Area: This is the area that extends from the street side to the house’s entrance. Depending on where the building is located, the area may be modest or fairly extensive. The goal is to integrate or mix the house with its surroundings. Large trees should not be congested in the approach area. Low rowing shrubs and evergreens are excellent for doorway or “foundation” plantings. Floribunda and tiny roses can also be used as foundation plants if they get enough sun, at least during the early hours. It is critical to remember that planting in front of the house should not obscure it, cut off light and air, or block the windows, obscuring the view of the garden from within.
Area for a private garden or a living room
This is sometimes referred to as the outdoor living space, and it is where people sit in the winter to enjoy the sun and rest in the summer under an arbour or tree’s shade. This area should be conveniently accessible and visible from the living room (drawing room) or dining room, and it should be screened from ugly things and private. People in western countries favour terraces, and this is where it should be built. A shaded sitting area, such as a tree or arbour with garden benches, should be provided.
Landscaping may help you cover your outside space properly, allowing you to screen out unwanted views from strangers or your own neighbours. Building massive walls to do this is unappealing when the same effect may be achieved more elegantly with planting.
Garden benches are a great way to add function, colour, and beauty to your yard. Outdoor furniture that is both comfortable and stylish is now available in a wide range of low-maintenance options. Outdoor furniture must be large enough to be useful and in proportion to the surrounding environment. Built-in furniture has the advantage of being permanent and adding to the overall design. A retaining wall or elevated planter can occasionally be used as a seating area. The most common location for outdoor furniture is the living patio.
This portion can also comprise a large length of lawn with a shrub border, a few annual beds, or a rose garden. If there is enough space, a tennis court or a play area should be provided.