Landscaping Styles: Which One Fits Your Home?
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There are numerous landscaping styles that one could choose for their home, from the English garden, to the Desert Landscape, the Zen style and everything in between. Choosing and designing a landscaping style to suit your home will take some planning and considerations to ensure that the style you choose will be able to thrive. At Bacchus Marsh & Redgum Garden Centre, we have a huge variety of plants to fit any style that you choose, but first, let’s work out what style is going to suit you and your home. Here are some of the questions you might like to ask yourself to make the decision clearer.
Climate and Conditions
One of the most important considerations you will need to make is about the climate and conditions of your garden space. Some plants will thrive in warmer temperatures in a sunny garden, while others prefer shade. Choosing a landscape style that is congruent with the surrounding atmosphere and conditions will assist the plants to thrive and keep the garden looking beautiful all year. If the area is very dry, then you would be mindful not to choose a landscaping design that has a lot of thirsty plants, otherwise, you would need to spend a lot of time on maintenance.
What Will the Space Be Used For?
Be sure to factor in space for everyone to enjoy doing what they love to do, otherwise, you will end up having a battle on your hands and your landscaping will likely suffer the most. If you have children and pets who will want to use the space for running around, playing games and getting up to mischief you may need to consider this when planning your landscape design. For example, you most likely would not choose to landscape the whole garden area into a Zen garden in this case – but you could decide to have a Zen garden area in one part of the garden, while keeping space for the family to spread out.
How Much Maintenance Are You Prepared to Do?
Some garden styles will thrive very well if they are watered regularly, and then left alone to their own devices, while others will need careful maintenance to keep them looking their best. A big question to ask yourself is how much time you are prepared to commit to your garden, and then make your landscaping choices accordingly. Be realistic!
What Style Will Fit Your Home?
If your existing home has a specific style, then you will want to choose a landscape style that fits in, otherwise in some cases, things might look and feel a bit weird. Having said that, if you fall in love with a landscape style that does not fit the current style of your home you could always give your home a bit of a makeover, or add in some design features that could blend them together.