Landscapes are ecosystems. Ecosystems need a diversity of plants of different layers or levels to provide an adequate habitat for wildlife. Consider including a body of water with shallow edges to provide drinking water and swimming for wildlife. The selection of native plants helps attract birds, pollinators and beneficial insects to the yard. See Chapter 20, Wildlife, for specific tips on wildlife attraction and management in the landscape. Edible products that meet most of the design criteria for plant selection are available.
A garden with a plan provides both beauty and elegance, says landscape architect Edmund Hollander. Here, a straight line of blue stone pavers reinforces the lines of ownership, and the lavender borders focus attention. In a cottage of French inspiration, the wisteria shades a group of bistro chairs by the pool. Very chic! Add ambiance to an outdoor dining room with a group of topiaries. Monica Bhargava frequently uses her terrace lined with greenery for outdoor dinners. Between the foyer and the floating dock, it is difficult to choose where to relax at the sophisticated Thom Filicia lake.
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"It's low maintenance because you do not need to mow or mulch it. " 'water. It is also cheap and just replace it in the spring. An added benefit: Mulch also provides a nice aroma for your garden. For a relaxing aroma and a burst of color, plant lavender. "Lavender will come back year after year. after year, "says Chris," I also like planting lavender near the patio because the scent is an insect repellent. It's an alternative "A lot of people use crushed stones in beds because it's a very good x-ray technique," says Chris. "Stone is also a good option in beds because you never need to replace it. , think of the amount of wind in your area and how the stone will match the aesthetics of your home.
It is often more economical to slow down the planting schedule and buy good-quality cropland rather than suffer large losses due to soil poverty. A necessary part of any landscape are the alleyways and alleys that make the home and property accessible. The aisles must be straight, wide enough for two cars and have a place to turn, if possible. A walkway should be 1.0 to 1.25 m wide to allow two people to keep in touch. Plantations near alleys and access roads should leave enough room for the clearing without damaging the plants. The public space of a property is the visible area of the street.
Mark Montano is creating a matching table for his bright outdoor chairs! Join Mark this week for the second installment of his Patio Furniture Makeover series …