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Free Backyard Landscape Design Ideas Landscaping can improve the surrounding environment of your home. Plants help to make the air in the atmosphere fresh. By maintaining a garden full of plants, you will be able to enjoy fresh air and healthier lifestyle all the time. Trees and shrubs can provide shades for the garden during summer. If you want your garden to have lots of shades, you should plant trees that have heavy foliage. For example, elms trees have heavy foliages that can effectively block the sun ray. Dense shade from trees with heavy foliage can make the environment cooler compared to filtered sunlight. If you just want a light shade, you should plant trees that have small foliage such as eucalypts and birch. If you want to shade high places such as windows, you can plant tall canopy trees. Horizontal shading can be attained by planting deciduous vines that climb on a pergola. There are two types of garden landscape design styles including hardscaping and softscaping. Hardscaping styles involve the use of elements such as patios, decks, stairs, water, and fence. Different types of materials can be used in creating a hardscape including terrazzo, concrete and brick. Softscaping is different than hardscaping in that it cannot last permanently. Softscape can change from time to time as it involves elements that have life such as plants, trees, shrubs and flowers. You can combine hardscape and softscape garden landscape design styles together to form a beautiful garden. For example, you can grow vines over a pergola. You can line the driveway with various types of flowers and plants. If you have no idea how you want your garden to look like, you can reference the landscape design ideas in garden and landscaping blogs. There are many different landscape design styles you can choose from including Mediterranean, Japanese garden, cottage, and southwest styles. Mediterranean garden style incorporates Mediterranean plants that are originated from Mediterranean countries such as Spain, Italy and France. Japanese garden style incorporates Japanese plants. It also include garden features such as bonsai, Japanese flower plants, koi pond and etc. Cottage garden style is an English garden style that features small flower gardens. Southwest garden style features hardscaping and softscaping. You don’t have to spend money to hire landscaping architect. Nowadays, there are a lot of homeowners that carry out do-it-yourself landscaping projects to save money. You can find lots of free ideas on different landscaping design on landscaping blogs. If you are looking for backyard landscape ideas on a budget, you should search the internet.
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