Who doesn’t want a lawn and garden design with a WOW factor? There probably isn’t a homeowner on earth who can honestly say that they would give almost anything to have their grounds just as well-designed and lovely as the interior of their home. If you are looking to finally do something about your landscaping, here are some easy ways to create the most stunning garden ever.
Hardscaping for Low Maintenance
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One of the problems with designing a lovely garden is the amount of time it takes to keep that garden as fresh as the day it was landscaped. Have you considered your options in hardscaping? Not only are they functional, but they are easy to maintain as there is no grass to mow or weeds to pull. Choose from a wide array of materials such as garden stones and pavers. You will never need to worry about finding the time to maintain a hardscape because they are especially designed to be low maintenance.
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Next on the list of beautiful garden elements would be arbours and pergolas. These structures can be used for climbing plants or to house a garden bench upon which you can sit to enjoy the effect you have created. They can provide shade on hot summer days or shelter during a sudden summer rain. Not only are arbours and pergolas lovely to look at, but they are the most affordable type of garden building available.
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It was only a few years ago that ambient lighting was unaffordable for the average homeowner. This is because LED garden lights were not available and it was too expensive to run power every night of the week. With a huge number of solar powered garden lights on the market, no home ever needs to be without ambient lighting. Even those powered by electricity are not expensive to run as they don’t consume a lot of power, yet they provide colourful effects to all those plants you’ve worked so hard to place strategically throughout your garden.
Garden Pottery and Statues
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Another lovely element to add to your garden would be terracotta planters which would hold colourful flowers or exotic plants not native to the area. Some people like to add garden statues while others choose to use natural rock formations or boulders for the same effects. Pottery and statues add a sense of fantasy to any garden and if you are looking to create a stunning garden, fantasy is an element you cannot do without.
Some homeowners also like to grow vegetables and fruit in their garden and with the right choice in plants, they can add beauty at the very same time. No matter how many elements you choose to employ, always begin with a rough sketch of where everything will go. This is how an interior designer would create a lovely interior and this is how you will get the results you are after. There is nothing more tranquil than a well-planned and cared for garden, so take your time deciding just what elements you’d like to include.