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    Outdoor wall art

    There are four types of hedge construction at the small holdings, the choice must be assumed, respectively, of the conditions of your garden and your design ideas. It is necessary to consider the size and brightness of the garden, the practical necessity of some partition types, the style of your site and those “special effects” that you want to achieve. So, if a garden is small and shady, it is not necessary to arrange solid walls, but if in some place it is uncomfortable because of the constant winds, so there should be just a solid partition. If the style of the garden presupposes openwork partitions, these are the ones you must arrange first.

    And if you want to create the effect of “Studio garden”, your choice is conditioned partitions.

    Solid green fence

    As the name implies, solid hedges are a continuous array, with no gaps. This may be a fragment (or section) of the fence, specially made out of some hard material unconnected wall of brick, stone, concrete, wood, bamboo.

    Their height can be any, but usually not less than 1 m. But this is not the only option for solid walls.

    Thick hedge is a solid partition, portable screen of solid construction is the same thing. Most often solid walls have a greater length.

    Openwork garden walls

    Openwork garden walls are not solid, they “shine through”, and the degree of transparency you can adjust at your discretion: by the construction or vertical landscaping.

    This type of partition is the most beautiful and “the most decorated”. The greatest number of decor ideas – precisely for such garden borders. The advantage of these baffles is that they are perceived, but the perception of space is not limited.

    Typically, openwork garden walls is a design for vertical gardening: a variety of mesh and shaped trellis, pergolas, arches, garden screens, freestanding structure for vertical landscaping, combined together. Apart from special designs there may be fragments (sections) of wrought iron fence or portable screen, the design of which delicate. Hedge can be openwork wall, just in case it does not have to be thick. Openwork partitions can be screens made of glass and polycarbonate. All designs used for openwork partitions look graceful, light, v variegated, and they are beautiful even in winter, with the lack of plants on them.

    Hedge “conditional green fence”

    The main difference between the hedge “conditional green fence” and other garden borders that it is quite reminiscent of the walls, which we are used to see. But they perform their functions better than conventional walls. Conditional borders are the most unusual and interesting ones.

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    Outdoor statues

    Varied and original garden sculptures and figurines will transform your home and garden beyond recognition, they will create coziness and comfort and make magic. Your garden will look especially advantageous and luxurious in the presence of lighting fixtures on solar batteries, which can be placed in open areas around the flower beds and flowering shrubs to emphasize the image of landscape composition.

    The advantage of garden sculptures as the main element of decor for the garden is the ease of installation, the creation of different ensembles, which will hide the shortcomings of the landscape and will add something new to the garden – something original and unexpected. They will always be pleasing to the eye, create a good mood for you and your guests.

    Decorative figurines will also be able to transform the interior of the store and restaurant. Not that long ago garden sculptures were expensive. But today, garden figures became available, and their popularity is growing every day. When buying outdoor figures you must take into account the rules of landscape design, only then they will be a natural and appropriate decoration of the garden.

    The main ones are: 1. to observe the proportion that is to choose the size of garden figures, given the size of the garden, and the estimated location of these sculptures. We should not forget that the figure seemed large in the large room, can easily get lost in the garden; 2.to place garden figures and sculptures of animals, birds and insects, taken into account their natural habitat. For example, garden figurines urchins should be on the footpath, sculptures of hares and foxes – on the lawn, garden figurines of snails and lizards – on the alpine hill. Decorative figures of swans, ducks and frogs should be placed near the waterfront.

    LANDSCAPING figures of wild animals in the back of the garden create a sense of the forest. Decorative sculptures of flamingo, elephant, or penguin in your garden will add an exotic touch. The most popular outdoor sculptures are gnomes, patrons of good miracles. Garden gnomes can be placed on the paths in the bushes and on the porch, where they would be the guardians of your homes. In ancient times in the East near the entrance to the house symbolic fine figure stood guarding the house from evil spirits.

    Their functions have not changed to this day, but the usual for us appearance gnomes got in Germany. There have been very popular legend of the dwarf in a red cap – a symbol of family well-being, and it was believed that the figure of a garden gnome necessarily bring good luck and prosperity to the house. In an industrial scale gnome figures for the garden began producing in the late XIX century in Thuringia.

    Garden sculptures originate from ancient Greece. In ancient times, sculptures decorated temples, amphitheaters, town squares; statues of gods and mythical heroes stood in the gardens of the nobility. These sculptures attributed magical powers and gave them a symbolic value. According to historians, there were more statues and garden sculpture in ancient Athens than the living people.

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    Metal garden sculptures

    History of art forging has several thousand years, and today these exquisite creations do not lose relevancy, with each year their popularity increases. Today, forged products are decorated the houses, plots of land, apartments and even offices. Metal art has become a new fashion of wealthy people who seek in any way to emphasize their individuality. Unique forged products, especially garden sculptures, become the standard of impeccable style, good taste and respectability of its owner. Apart from the obvious solidity, forged sculptures effectively recreate the atmosphere of refinement, give exclusivity and aesthetic perfection overall style of the room or the adjacent area.

    Practical use of forged sculpture has no boundaries – they are widely used for decoration of stylish interior and exterior. At the interior they look harmonious and expensive. As decoration of garden or infield forged sculptures bring diversity and special touch of originality, even in the most boring landscape.

    Forged products are made of durable material – high quality metal. Under the influence of high temperature metal becomes malleable, soft, so the master can create a figure of any complexity, and each time it will be a unique masterpiece. The process of making the forged sculptures require from the blacksmith extensive knowledge and proven skills of metal processing.

    Forged sculptures in the garden, backyard or in the park cannot only decorate the landscape, but also bear some philosophical meaning. The sculptures can be united by a common idea, to build with their help original landscape composition in the garden or in the park. A well-chosen lighting can arrange the necessary emphasis, to create a mysterious atmosphere.

    On request, the artist on metal could give his creation a variety of effects: the product can be artificially aged or painted it in any color. Particularly advantageous for the look of forged sculpture are materials that mimic the color of precious metals – bronze, silver and gold.
    Compared to other possible decorations of available space metal products do not require special care, they are heat-resistant, and even in wet conditions do not corrode. As envisaged that forged sculpture will continuously be outdoors, they are treated with special anti-corrosion coating and the polymeric layer, wherewith maximum durability, strength and usability of products are achieved. They can be called virtually eternal things, because forged metal pieces over the years do not lose their attractiveness.

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    Beach towels

    One of the important issues in a set of beach stuff is a towel. After the swimming, it will remove the moisture from the body, eliminate hypothermia and discomfort. Any accessory is important in a woman’s arsenal, so you need to take into account the aesthetic appeal of this product.

    Now, apparently, to find the right towel for the beach is not difficult – the choice is simply huge. But becoming the owner of poor-quality goods you at least throw money away, and besides, you can thoroughly spoil your mood during the holidays, when your colorful towel, for example, will shed unexpectedly. That is why you need to choose a beach towel no less carefully than any other textile.
    In order to make the right choices, we must take into account the main characteristics of the beach towel. The best option for a beach holiday is a terry cloth towel. The best results in hygroscopicity show different cotton, bamboo products. You can buy a towel of mixed fibers. It will maintain its functional and aesthetic qualities quite a while. Washing of beach towel should be made pretty often, so good wearing qualities would not be out of place.

    Beach towels are stained in bright and vibrant colors, which emphasize the state of rest. On the bright copies traces of sand or seaweed and wet spots are less visible. When painting conscientious manufacturers use only natural dyes. Yet you should not be in contact for a long time even with certified dyes. Quality beach towels have one clear non-painted side, and the other colored. On the clean side it will be more comfortable to relax and sunbathe without fear to be colored and get an unpleasant skin irritation.

    Terry fabric may consist of fluff or loops. The fibers provide the softness, give comfort. But these products wear out faster, lose their qualities. Towel with tabs will preserve its qualities for a long time, they will cope with the removal of moisture perfectly. It is important to pay attention to the length of these elements. Too long tabs make the product gentle, soft, absorb more moisture. But such a long dry towel will take up more space in the beach bag and weigh more when it is wet. Short tabs do not allow quality wipe, they will not provide a comfort. Therefore it is necessary to give preference to the towel tab of medium length.

    When selecting the size, you need to take into account the purpose of the product. If you plan to just wipe with a towel after swimming, you can buy a medium-sized model. The product, which at the same time will serve as a beach mat should be large.

    In general, beach towels should be color-stable to external influences of UV and moisture, have a fairly large size that it would be convenient to wipe.

    With regard to this design, the choice of towels with a variety of designs, patterns, original stampings is decently wide. This is a theme of the sea, but other motifs are popular too (animals, people, plants). Looped towels are washed in warm water up to 60 ° C and velour ones – up to 40 ° C. For better state looped towels can be hold it in a bit salted water. It is not necessary to iron the towels because they are a special symbol of the summer

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    Stone garden ornaments

    At all times stone garden ornaments were considered as a symbol of wealth and luxury. Stone Balls will look nice on the garden path or an open lawn.

    Stone can be a material for a huge amount of garden sculptures. One has only to find a suitable size, to be smart, to day-dream – and ornaments for the site decoration are ready.

    In recent years, it is becoming a popular painting on rocks. In most cases there are highly realistic images of animals. But you can decorate stones on your own, drawing ladybirds there.

    You have to recognize something individual in the natural material – to paint it in a suitable color – and the image is ready. It can be both ladybugs and owls, rabbits, seals, mushrooms – all that you can think of.

    • Stone, like a tree, perfectly fits into any plant composition.
    • From smooth pebbles using cement-sand mortar you can lay out animal figures and fairy-tale characters.
    • Castle created from small rocks will look beautiful with LED backlight, becoming a truly central focus of the entire garden.

    Pots made of stone are popular too; they can be an excellent alternative to the flowerbeds.
    In order to make a stone garden ornament, you will need a concrete. However, keep in mind that such a figure will be short-lived.
    Sooner or later the concrete loses its perfect shape because of the moisture and temperature extremes. Figures from natural stone are more durable, but making them at home can be difficult. For the manufacture of stone sculptures you can try to use more moisture-and heat-resistant materials than concrete.

    Air monolith sculpture is one of a series of sculptures in which the stainless steel is used to create the effect of a mirage. For this work, a pagan form and airy structure are distinctive features.

    Unfigurate natural stone at the footage and orderly mirror polished stainless steel create an unexpected harmony. Reflecting the outward things, the metal creates a fascinating optical illusion.

    Castle of rocks is giving to the garden solemnity and importance. For its creation you need to find pipes (you should get so much material as much towers you want), stones, broken tiles, cement and 1.5 liter beer bottles.

    First of all, the pipes are concreted, they are the foundation and the supporting structure. The next step is to revet them using a stone and grout, it should be done slowly, and when the wall would reach the alleged windows, is required to prepare a bottle. Windows are made by cutting the latter along in two halves. They are also cemented.

    When it is ready, you can take the beaten tile and start to face the roof. After the main part you can make a fence, and even an arch.

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    Some facts and ideas for garden design

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    It is better to start with the fact that is clear and known since childhood. Any cottage garden has beds with peonies, roses, asters, where families not only to grow crops, but also get some rest. What would happen if, instead of the usual small flower beds you will design real flower garden? The fact that it does not need any expensive purchases or exotic plants. A bit of the old dishes, furniture, utensils – and a familiar sight will come to life. It is enough to put some soil to any unnecessary container, it immediately becomes a place for the flower bed. The old trough, wooden cart, a broken wheelbarrow, large saucepan full of holes, worn shoes: before disposing of old things you need to think whether they will be useful for the wonderful flower beds?

    You cannot move away from the traditional design of flower beds, and decorate it by the fences from any natural material: picket, chocks, stones, artificial stone. A lot of construction debris is left after the construction of the house, pool or bath – it will be useful for edging flower beds too.

    Designing unusual flower beds, do not forget about the unity of style, for example, stone edging flowerbeds are smoothly combined with the stone façade.

    Traditional method of garden ponds decoration is the use of water – fountains and waterfalls. Nothing can be more natural than the foaming, bubbling intersecting jets and rainbow created by tiny droplets. The owners of sites through which the creek flows are lucky: using artificial thresholds they can arrange a cascade of waterfalls. By the way. This stream is easy to organize, if the house has a system of water supply.

    Using different fountain nozzles you can create a small composition of hitting from under the water jets.
    Using figures or other items to decorate the pond you need to remember: the more natural garden decoration looks – the better it is for design.

    ideas for gardens
    ideas for gardens

    Wood is an affordable and easy to process material. Using modern primers, paints, varnishes, anti-mildew, as well as having sufficient skill and patience, you can create real masterpieces.

    Rockery, dry creek, a stone path across the pond – any garden decoration by stones looks appropriate and harmonious. And most importantly, that the design of these compositions you only need imagination and the availability of natural resources. At the mountainous areas it is not a problem to find a scattering of stone, but flat land, unfortunately, would not provide you with available material. In this case, you can buy the stone, as many firms are involved in its sales.

    Plastic is a supple and flexible material, so it can be used to create a variety of garden decorations.

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    Lawn statues

    Lawn statues are an interesting attribute of landscape design, which history of origin takes its roots in antiquity. Even in ancient Greece tradition of decorating gardens with statues depicting characters mostly mythology, enjoyed great popularity.

    And the peoples of the East, that were placing symbolic representations of animals near their houses (so-called wards), believed that they protect themselves from evil forces.

    Passing through the century, the present trend in garden design is still important, though it has almost lost its largely symbolic connotations. Today, garden sculptures are in high demand, like for the owners of small household plots, both for the hosts of impressive suburban estates and sites. Landscaping design using the garden of sculptures is considered, in spite of a long history, is fashionable and original solution of garden design.

    Sculpture (from the latin «Sculpo», which means “to cut, carve”) is a type of fine art, whose works have three-dimensional shape and are made of solid or plastic materials.

    Sculpture garden is a third-dimensional, generally a human or any animal.
    Its size is mainly close to the actual size of the imaged object, or even exceeds it.

    Garden sculpture might look, in addition to the statue, also like:

    • a monument of the plate, triumphal arches, columns, busts, etc.;
    • an obelisk – a tetrahedral pillar like a pyramid with the aspirations of small end upwards;
    • stelae – stone slabs, arranged perpendicular to the ground.

    Garden sculpture in the improvement of small private plots is used in the form of small ceramic figurines, which are mass produced by different companies for a wide range of buyers – a variety of snails, ducks, cats, frogs, storks, gnomes, elves, bald fat men resembling a smiling Buddha and many, many others. Similar products are easy to buy and install in any corner of the garden, among the greenery, along the tracks or near the flowerbeds, it will not be difficult to move them from place to place, and in winter to move them to the room.

    Garden ceramic figurines are appropriate in small areas, but if it goes on much of the territory of the area, then you can easily design and use a more “serious” material for your statue. For example, marble was considered the classic material for sculpture from ancient times. It has been marble that for the most part was used in antiquity and the Renaissance. But eventually marble has the ability to break down, which remains pertinent in our time, complicated by the environmental problems. Today, therefore, landscape designers prefer granite. According to experts, it is pretty well handled, so it is easier to create original works of art, and has a high resistance to weathering.

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    Interesting garden design ideas

    The bright design of the pond and flower beds

    It is interesting that the originality of some ideas is off the charts, but it’s just for the best, because the creativity at the backyard territory is always welcome. Today we suggest you to start with rather interesting design ideas of small pond or flower beds.

    First idea is a lovely and inexpensive fencing with your own hands, which can be created from timber strip, concrete columns, or even the old railway sleepers. There’s nothing complicated here – an even out-laying of elements in the form of landscape element attached to the surface of the earth connection under the roller (“dog”). The ‘dog’ manufacturing may seem complicated to you, but if you take foam of high-density into the hands, the product like that can be cut without any difficulties. If you have the opportunity to weld this element, you are welcome.

    The recreation area and a “green” table

    Many of us love the natural elements that adorn the holiday’s territory, so our next design idea here is to set such a table in a recreation area at the backyard. Its assembling is very simple, and for that you do not need to hire creative figures who will take a lot of money for such work. Cool DIY table can be done on your own. You only need to build a rectangular, cubical construction of brick or stone, make special side plates for the production of plants (for example, even to mount a standard cassette), and edge a construction with moss. We do not promise that you will this beauty immediately, but if you try, then over time you will get a unique holiday table, on which you should only install the countertop.

    Holiday ornaments made of old furniture

    It is not necessary to throw away old furniture, because it can help you to beautify the territory landscape in a very original way. For example, we will use the old chair, to which seat we will mount pots or cache pots with flowers. That may be other plants that decorate an old chair, as long as you liked them.

    Setting the pot into the seat of the chair is very simple. Further it will need to get a standard care. Old furniture can also be little pulled and painted to make it last for a longer period of time

    Fishing attributes at the backyard

    Do you live near a river or lake and enjoy fishing? Then any old boat, which is no longer used for its intended purpose will decorate the garden landscape perfectly. As you can see, its exterior can be fixed easily and the wonderful flowers can be planted inside of it. It is advisable to use a special shelf or cassettes for the soil inside the boat to not fill the entire boat with soil. Also, be sure to plant non-perennial crops, they are less fastidious, and they can be changed every year to qualitatively change the garden look.

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    Artificial grass

    A good alternative to natural grass can be an artificial grass pitch. Modern artificial grass on its qualitative characteristics is fully consistent with natural grass, but in comparison, has a number of significant advantages:

    • Exploitation of artificial grass is available throughout the year. Artificial grass is resistant to temperature changes;
    • Artificial grass is resistant to contacts with sports shoes and high loads for a long time;
    • It is easy to care for your lawn. To restore the shape of the lawn after an active load, for example, if it is a football field, it is enough “to comb” rake the grass and pick up trash from the lawn;
    • Artificial grass nap is tactilely pleasant; on the artificial turf it is very pleasant to walk barefoot, which makes it irreplaceable and easy to use as a coating for children’s playgrounds.

    Artificial grass is divided into sports artificial grass and landscaping artificial grass. The difference between these types of impact is in the pile density of grass and a method of synthetic turf laying, as well as usage.

    Sport artificial grass is an excellent quality sports coverage for virtually all sports fields – football fields, tennis courts, volleyball courts, golf courses,etc.
    Landscape or artificial decorative artificial grass is made in another way. Usually it consists of two types of pile: the long fibers simulate blades of grass and twisted fiber substrate in the bottom of the coating stabilizes the stems and gives flexibility to the coating. Landscape grass pile is thinner and softer than the sports grass one, stalks adjacent closer to each other, which improves its tactile qualities, as well as eliminates the need for backfill materials while mounting the coating and makes it more environmentally friendly. In addition, it is possible to install it indoors.

    Lawns of decorative artificial grass are very often used in landscape design. Also decorative artificial grass is often used as a finishing material for “greening” the terraces, balconies and decorating architectural forms, etc. Very often artificial grass can be seen as a material for stands, decoration of boutiques, showrooms, shops, as well as decorating the interiors of restaurants and entertainment venues.

    Landscaping artificial grass is recommended as the main floor at the chilaren’s playground. In addition to the aesthetic appearance of the lawn, artificial grass reduces injury risks at falls.

    High-quality artificial grass can last from 5 to 25 years. Moreover, its decorative appearance will be practically the same because it is resistant to temperature falls and stand UV radiation excellently, without changing its appearance.

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    Backyard landscaping: styles and pieces of advice

    backyard garden ideas
    backyard garden ideas

    Landscaping of garden sites has its roots deep in the past. This is proved, for example, by legends and testimonies of various historians about the Hanging Gardens of Babylon.

    The main point at the planning of the plot design must be the integrity of the image. It can be reached by successive groups of items at the backyard, decorative elements, and plants themselves, depending on their texture, size and growth.
    Also, a complete image can be achieved, for example, by a sequence of color schemes.

    Add some sense and purpose to a given territory. It is possible to use a wide range of themes. For example this could mean the creation of a separate zone in the shape of a butterfly. To do this at the site you could bed plants that attract the most butterflies. Statues and other decorative items related to this theme also would not be out of place.

    The color scheme must match the coloring of these insects. You can use a simple theme. Just select a few flowers and stick them in a choice of colors and decorations.

    Popular is a division of the garden into smaller sections, with them on various issues. Such ideas for garden design you can easily find on the Internet and try to bring to life.

    Romantic style of garden decoration
    It is the easiest way to make out a garden, guided solely by intuition. Typical plants of this style are peonies, climbing roses, delphinium.
    Clematis is also widely used in the design of the garden in this style. There are several required attributes for this design. It is, first of all, thoroughly entwined with flowers arborets and arches, as well as the prevalence of pastel colors.
    Pebble garden paths will look excellent. Rest areas would be better to design semi-antique and stone by natural rock.

    Typical gardens of Germany
    The first distinctive feature of these gardens is that vegetables are never grown on their territory. This is done in order to save land area and also because of the love to the beautiful front garden.
    Among the woody plants you can find unusual conifers, rhododendrons and lilacs. Near the house, at this site climbing vines or ivy can be seen.

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    backyard garden photo

    Among the decorative elements ceramic and plastic figurines of rabbits, gnomes and trolls are predominated. There will also be appropriate to arrange a cart with or without flowers, as well as a miniature mill. Various pots and wicker baskets are widely used too.

    There are many other styles and sub-genres of all kinds in the industry. However, conifers are used in garden design only in a few cases. As These German, Russian, and Japanese-style garden decoration can be mentioned.

    If you have not decided what kind of style you want to see in your garden, look for ideas at various specialized magazines or on the Internet. The easiest way to choose a garden plot landscaping is watching videos on the Internet.

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    Tips and recommendations for outdoor landscaping design

    outdoor landscaping designs
    outdoor landscaping designs

    Decorating your home is always nice and interesting, and decorating your own garden is doubly exciting. And do not be afraid that you cannot afford this process. Ennobling the backyard can be made with minimum expense. So do not come up with excuses for yourself and limit yourself only to sweet dreams. It’s time to pick up a pencil and make a plan. I hope that our ideas will help you to choose the right direction.

    In landscape design, as well as in the design of living space, try to avoid excesses. The chaotic jumble of green plantings, small architectural forms and objects of garden furniture create a feeling of confusion and discomfort. Therefore, while implementing your own project, do not depart from it a single step. Just one bush orchids, planted in the wrong place, can disrupt a sense of integrity and destroy your perfect world.

    If the permanent care of the green areas is not included in your plans, then just minimize their number. Instead the blooming front garden you can set up a rock garden in your yard. That would be very individual and stylish.
    Sometimes, to create original image only one significant detail will be enough. This may be alpine garden or concrete steps down to the artificial pond.

    Separate a relaxation area out of the flowerbeds and bushes colorful floral wall. In the evening, when the garden chores run out and the air is filled with oxygen, it is here you will relax, inhaling the aroma of your favorite flowers. Wicker furniture harmoniously fit into the overall picture of serenity and harmony, without any violating its integrity.

    Green lawn for most of us associate with fine English style, aristocratic and slightly stiff and therefore so attractive and inviting. If you do not mind a regular cutting and regular irrigation of green does not bother you, you can safely lay “nappy pad” at your summer cottage.
    Green areas, as well as people, need care and maintenance. They need to be fed, watered, and even cut. And the more fashionable haircut is, the clearer the image will be redrawn. With skillful and confident command of scissors you can create real green sculptures. If the hairdresser’s art is not your path, you can restrict with soft and rounded forms that will give charm to your landscape for sure.

    outdoor landscaping designs
    outdoor landscaping designs

    The pathway, which is laid on the backyard, is giving it a cozy and finished look. And to make it is in power of any gardener. It is more logical to lay out already trodden path. As the starting material there are generally used brick, special paving tiles, paving stone, sand, gravel, pebbles, wood and shredded bark, a more rarely – turf.

    Landscape design, as well as interior design, is divided into specific styles. Stick to them or not – that is only your decision. The boundaries of style at summerhouse are more blurred and vague, so that the likelihood that you will be suspected of bad taste and absurdity is very small.

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    Basic principles of backyard landscaping

    If you decide to engage in planning your garden, you will need to know the basic principles of landscape design. This does not mean that you have to apply all the principles for each part of your plan, but just understanding these principles will help you generate ideas and increase your creativity level.

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    backyard landscaping plans

    Garden integrity (harmony) should be one of your main goals in your design. It may be better disclosed in the application sequence and the repetition of elements, such as plants, plant groups, and other decorations. The integrity can be achieved by the sequence of elements characteristics in the composition: height, size, texture, color schemes, etc.

    A good example would be the use of boulders. It is undesirable to use in the composition one large white round-shaped boulder, another large red square-shaped one etc. It is not possible to establish the unity of the composition by the use of these materials group. This is only one example, but the principle applies to all other elements, such as a group of plants and materials. A simple way to create harmony in your landscape is the creation of themes. And one of the easiest ways to create a theme is to use the garden decor. For example: if you want to create a theme of butterflies, you can use plants that attract butterflies, as well as using statues, ornaments and other decor that are related to butterflies. You can use the color scheme to create harmony. Choose two or three colors and repeat them in the garden.

    The use of bright colors, such as red, yellow, orange is creating coziness, warmness and attracts us to the garden. The use of cool colors: blue, dark blue removes an object from us. Grey, black, white are considered neutral colors, and it is better to use them in the background with bright colors in the foreground. Also, to increase the depth of the garden, you can use dark texture in the foreground and light colored plants in the background.

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    Colors can be used to draw your attention to a particular area of the garden. The bright spot among cold colors naturally attracts the eye. Natural transitions should be used to avoid sudden changes or differences in your landscape. This can be best illustrated with the help of plant or color height, but the same rule can be used for all elements of a landscape, including texture, shape or size of leaves and the shape and size of the various elements. In other words, the transition can be achieved through a gradual, ascending or descending design of different elements with different textures, shapes, colors and sizes.

    Transition is one of the landscape design principles that can be used to create the “illusion” in the gardens. For example, the transition from high to low plants gives a sense of depth and distance that makes the garden more than it actually is. A transition from low to high plants produces the opposite effect.
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