Here is a glossary of landscaping terms to help you get started. Do you want a deciduous tree above a pool? I know I do not do it. Is bamboo spread by rhizomes? Before planting bamboo, you might want to know it. Is it possible to espalier some varieties of pear or apple? YES, but not in Texas. All plants should not necessarily be within the confines of a bed. I have plants inside and outside my beds. I think it works best in natural landscapes or along trails. Use your imagination. And, whatever you do, make sure these front hurdles do not add a mustache to the front of your house.
We begin the design process by determining the needs and desires of the user as well as the environmental and physical conditions of the site. With this information, the desired features - such as trees, shrubs, grass, driveways, parking areas, a vegetable garden, patio, terrace, mailbox, wall of dice tracking, and outdoor lighting - can be organized in a coherent design. Using the following seven steps, we can take a simple and organized approach to develop and implement a landscape that reflects the user's desires and needs and allows for future growth and change. A basic plan is a bird's eye view of the site drawn on a scale.
Plant twice as much as necessary, thinking that they will be enlightened in a few years, double the cost of labor, and often the clearing never happens. Plants become overpopulated and compete for water and nutrients. The stressed and overpopulated plants are more susceptible to the depredation caused by insects and plant diseases. Pests lead to unattractive, low maintenance plants that must be removed because they are unhealthy.
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