A person’s home is their castle, and a castle deserves a majestic courtyard. Most houses these days don’t have enough space for a courtyard, but you can have an amazing looking lawn and garden!
There are a number of landscaping styles out there, and any one of them might be to your liking. However, modern landscaping design has a style all its own. It’s at once an art and a process of recycling, and many people manage to make amazing garden designs with their garbage and recyclables. While there are designs using traditional materials, even these are simple yet elegant rather than the older, more symmetrical style.
Consider Your Location
This should be the first step in any kind of landscaping design. Do you have a large yard, or a smaller one? Do you have a temperate climate all through the year or do you have a frozen winter period? These things will greatly affect what kind of designs you’ll want to use.
Garden Lining: Simple And Easy
For those who want a simple garden in an otherwise basic yard, outlining the garden can be a great way to spruce things up without doing a lot of work.
Glass Bottles – If you’re the type who enjoys reusing items and doesn’t want to do a lot of work, a lining of glass bottles can be interesting. The height of the bottles isn’t important, but you’ll want the bottles to be the same or nearly the same diameter.
Dig into the ground around the garden, outlining the area you’ve filled with topsoil. Dig a hole just deep enough to bury the bottle and then fill it back up. Make sure the bottles are at an even height. You may also want to put a line of rubber cement along the side of each bottle in order to keep them together as water erodes the dirt.
Wooden Slates – These are easy to find at your local hardware store. They’re easy to install, and if there’s one thing modern landscaping design is about it’s simplistic yet elegant designs that are easy to install.
Connecting them together can be done with twine or bailing wire for a rustic look. Drill small holes on either side of the slate, slide the twine or wire through the hole to wrap it around the middle several times and then slide it into the next slate’s holes. This keeps them fastened together while looking like you’ve built it with a complex design.
Stone And Rubble – If you’re near a construction site, see if you can get concrete rubble or large bits of stone. It’s impossible to get them of exactly even heights, but try to get ones that line up as evenly as possible. It’s almost like having a walled garden!
Modern landscaping allows for the fact that people don’t always have much space for a garden. So the designs are smaller and more simple, but in exchange, it’s much easier to add personal flair. Perhaps you could paint the wooden slates, or try to make small pillars out of rocks. The possibilities are endless!