Always Plan Ahead
When designing your outdoor sanctuary, make sure that you are planning ahead for future shrub and tree growth. Do your research prior to planting, and make sure that your plants are being spaced far enough apart.
Grass Is Everything
We all know that grass is a necessary aspect in any backyard, so make sure you plan properly! Even if your yard area is small, plan for areas of green grass. You’ll be happier for it.
Space Is Everything
Sowing plants 2 to 3 feet behind walkways helps make your yard space feel less closed in and cluttered. Isn’t that the goal when we go outside?
Sometimes, Blooms Aren’t Everything
Who can resist a few gorgeous blooms when picking perennials and shrubs? It is important to remember that sometimes plants that DON’T bloom add more depth to your yard! These plants are often cheaper and more hardy!
Make Sure Your Pathways Are Wide
How terrible is it to walk through someone’s yard, only to be hit in the face with a tree branch? Thee worst. When designing your garden, make sure you plan enough space to accommodate walkers and potentially over-grown vegetation! It makes your yard look miles larger!
Design Around A Focal Point
Even in small yards, a landscape design can benefit from being centered around a focal piece of some sorts. Here, it’s a water fountain-turned-planter.
Make Sure Your Steps Aren’t Too Daunting
Outdoor steps should be spaced widely apart, at a gentle ascent. No one wants to feel like they are scaling a mountainside! The picture below isn’t the best example of this, but I couldn’t resist showing off the gorgeous florals.