It’s true that the nicest home can be ruined by a garden that is less than its best. Even a garden that is deemed okay is not really good enough for a home that is special to its owners. Digging a few flower beds or planting some shrubs is not making the most of your block of ground. It will do nothing to present your home in the best possible light. So how can you go from okay to awesome? The secret is: with professional landscaping.
The best way is to seek professional help from creative landscapers whose work you have viewed and liked already. Most local landscape gardeners will be able to give you the address of properties they have transformed so you can at least drive past and see some of what they have done. People who do landscaping for a living are good at what they do and they know the area they work in intimately. If they don’t, they know how to find out what kind of soil is there, what the climate is and if there are mini-climate conditions on the block, or the potential to create them.
Why do mini-climate conditions matter? They enable you to have many different types of plants. For instance, if your block is on a windswept hill, you will find it difficult to grow tall flowers such as gladioli and even dahlias because the wind will blow them over and their gorgeous flowers will be bruised and ruined.
Creating the min-climate can be done by installing an attractive garden wall or thick hedge to give protection from the wind. But that is not the most important part, though it can be an important part of the whole. The important part is to have the outlay of the garden area designed by professionals to take into account every facet and turn it into an awesome asset.
If you have an odd-shaped block of ground, a creative landscape artist can make something incredible out of it, ensuring that every corner is used instead of becoming wasted ground. If your block is a seemingly boring rectangle or square, the landscaper can turn it into a wonderland by a few well-chosen additions you may never have thought of.
It doesn’t matter if you live in a hot, dry, windy area with little topsoil, it can be made into an oasis with the right care and attention. The trouble is, most people don’t have the training to see the potential in their block of ground. Nor do they have the time or energy required to turn their garden area into something special. Having an awesome garden will increase the value of your lovely home and enable you to truly enjoy your lifestyle.