Use symbols on the map to clearly convey plant information and allow for inclusion of details in the design. Figure 19-28 provides commonly used symbols. The trees should be drawn with transparent symbols so that the elements under the canopy of the tree can be seen easily. In contrast, ground covers can be dark or densely drawn because nothing is planted beneath them. Evergreen and deciduous trees and shrubs should be easy to distinguish graphically. The real test of good landscaping is to ask the following two questions: Using the fundamental design principles described at the beginning of this chapter and applying the results of steps 1-5, we can develop the final landscape design plan incorporating the design considerations. and plant selections.
Create high beds and plant your edible products on it. Create a touch of green on your garden by putting an authentic or synthetic turf. True turf is cheaper but requires more maintenance. If you prefer to have less maintenance, you can use synthetic turf, but it costs more. Creating a mystery path can be accomplished even if you have a small backyard. Plant some perennials on the sides of the walkway to conceal the end of the path. One of the easiest and fastest DIY backyard ideas is the creation of a stone patio. You can do it yourself using some tools. Have you tried turning your backyard into a living room sanctuary?
How to fertilize: Feed every month in the spring and summer with an organic fertilizer labeled for roses or tomatoes. When to prune: Some types flourish on new growth and others on old growth. When you buy, ask the nursery what type you have and when you should ponder. Where to Buy: Local garden centers have plenty of choices in the spring. Good mail order sources include Brushwood Nursery and Joy Creek Nursery. By carefully carving the landscape and choosing the right plants and materials, you can hide an unattractive driveway. With only a few steps, lessHan-perfect photo part of your home can be turned into a gardener's paradise.
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