6 Factors that Directly Decide the Landscaping Design of a Home Garden
Garden design and building your rose garden can be fun and very productive! Here are the six basic planning considerations.
Growing a beautiful garden is more than planting trees all over and then calling it a garden. A landscaped garden has a life of its own. But depending upon what YOU want it to be the final shape and form of the garden will drastically change. Let’s examine a few points that can directly affect a landscape garden design
Function of a garden:
By function I mean type of human activity that will take place in the garden. The type of human activity directly depends upon the age group that will be using this garden. Kids tend to be more active in the garden than adults.
So while designing a garden layout think about the function or “purpose” of this space.
Location of the garden around your home:
If your home is a standalone unit with empty space all around then you have a lot of creativity at your hand. You can use all four sides of your home building to build an identity to your home using landscaping elements.
But if you decide to only garden in your backyard which is a more private space then the same landscaping design will have a personnel touch.
Characteristics of the land:
These are the various aspects of the land that you will need to consider. For example is the land plain or sloping? How is the soil? etc..
If the land is sloping then you will have to consider creating small terraces and convert the slope into definite plane surfaces at regular intervals.
This is quite obvious, because this will directly affect which plants you will choose to plant in your garden. The geographical location mainly alters the amount of direct sunlight and annual rainfall in that region which are responsible for healthy growth of plants.
Environment that surrounds the garden plot:
This is very important from a long term point of view. Is your home garden adjacent to seashore/ busy road/railway line/ sports ground/etc.. All these will affect the type of activities you should be carrying out in your garden. All these “external” functions will finally affect the function or “purpose” of your home garden.
Finally, “Your Personality”:
Always put YOURSELF first while designing your home garden. Try to achieve a comfortable and pleasing atmosphere in your garden using various design ideas and materials. No matter what you design but see that it goes well with your home interior theme then only you can achieve a smooth transition between the interiors and the exteriors of the home.