DFancy a change of scenery? Nothing could be easier with perennial flower beds and foliage plants. It is a project of a few hours, which does not present any difficulty.
Ahead to think about Garden Remodel
Before going into the Garden Remodel, take the time to reflect. A few minutes of reflection sometimes avoid hours of work! Take a good look at your bed and determine what you like and what doesn’t. Should plants be added, moved or removed? There is no universal answer. But often the correct answer is a combination of all three.
The addition of plants makes it possible to reinforce an effect or to modify the atmosphere of a composition. Transplanting plants makes it possible to modify the distribution of shapes and colours while being sure that the plants in question are happy in this place if they grow well there. And removing plants is essential when a bed becomes too tight if you can’t enlarge it or you don’t want to limit the
As far as new plantations are concerned, use “structuring” plants to balance the whole according to your tastes. These plants serve as a decorative material, their shape accentuating an effect or, on the contrary, restoring harmony. Does the massif seem too bushy to you?
Install a plant with a very clear silhouette, which will temper everything, such as a boxwood cut into a ball, a tuft of acanthus, or very straight grass for example. Do you find the composition too stiff, or too heavy? Insert wispy plants, such as soft grasses, baby’s breath, etc. The interesting effect of a massif is often based on contrasts.
Also, reshape the outline
The shape of a flowerbed greatly influences the visual effect. Straight borders don’t fit well in a romantic or exotic Garden Remodeling ideas while winding borders don’t fit well in a contemporary setting.
The width and length of the massif also play on the rendered effect. In a small Garden Remodel, we often choose the solution of a long narrow bed, to free up lawn space.
But small isolated massifs make it possible to multiply the points of view and to create several atmospheres (the mowing is a little more complicated, however). The shape of a massif is not a formality!
A good tip for flowerbeds
If you wish to proceed with the extension of a flowerbed, use a visual cue to outline the ground. To delineate their new shape, place a Garden Remodel hose on the lawn. You can modulate the future outline as you wish.
Once you are fixed on the perimeter to be developed, strip the grass by following the pipe: cut the grass close to the ground then peel it off from below. As an alternative, you can also trace the outline of your bed with flour, but it is less ecological.
The owners of this Boston area property wanted to stretch their living space to enjoy the beautiful woodland setting outside their back door. Landscape designers A Blade of Grass reconfigured the back porch to step down to an adjacent raised bluestone patio. The designer created a series of outdoor rooms that transition from a highly developed space to a natural setting with native plantings, an outdoor fireplace, a koi pond, a shade garden, and irregular bluestone paths.
Plants chosen for the landscape include Viburnum dentatum, pink flowering astilbe ‘Vision in Pink’, malus ‘Whitney’, Buxus ‘Green Mountain’, and yellow grass Hakonechloa ‘Aureola’, Pennisetum ‘Hameln’, and the tree Betula ‘Whitespire’.
Know the difference
Design services are different from lawn care services, though. To find the right expert for your outdoor needs. If you just want someone to take out all the weeds and tame the wild forest in your backyard, then a lawn care specialist would do. But if you want to upgrade the look and feel of your lawn, or want to reorder the space, then you’ll need a landscape design team to help you make that happen.
Cover the basics
Always cover the basics. Ask about their experience and credentials. In addition, find out what kind of maintenance work is needed to keep your garden looking good as new after the remodel. If they provided you with case studies, which one fits best with the architectural mould and style of your home?