Here are Low Cost Maintenance Landscapes for your Clients

Here are Low Cost Maintenance Landscapes for your Clients

It is everyone’s desire to enjoy a lovely landscape around their home, but many home owners fear that they might end up spending too much time and money on the landscaping. So what are the ways in which you as a designer could advise your clients so that they can enjoy a low-maintenance landscape? Or even if you are not to advise them, how can you produce a great landscape for your client when they have given you a rather tight budget?

1. Drought-resistant plants

These will need less water and when they are pest resistant too, there will be reduced need to treat pest problems. The exact kind of hardy pants you decide to go for will depend on the location of the site.

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Drought Tolerant Landscaping Ideas

Drought Tolerant Landscaping Ideas

The biggest challenge with creating drought resistant landscape is coming up with creative ways to conserve water in your landscape. The immediate approach is normally to reduce vegetation and factor more into the landscape. So how can you as a designer create interest while still working with little or no vegetation?

1. Dramatic sculptures

One way you could use hardscape to create interest is by using dramatic sculptures within your space. A large unlikely structure could be used in place of plants and it has the benefit of not needing any water, thus making the perfect drought-resistant landscape.

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Mediterranean Landscaping Styles – Not For The Faint Hearted but Awesome

Mediterranean Landscaping Styles – Not For The Faint Hearted but Awesome

Almost a dying kind of landscape, how do you recreate the original Mediterranean style garden for your clients? It is much simpler than you think. Say a client of yours has been scouring through books showing the gardens of Tuscany and now they would like a replication of the same. Where would you start on this project?

To begin with, what are some of the features synonymous with the Mediterranean style?

• Terra-cotta colored hardscaping and painting

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What Does It Make To Establish English Landscaping Styles?

What Does It Make To Establish English Landscaping Styles?

They are stately and they give any space an instant facelift. How do you manage to successfully recreate the authentic English landscape? What are some of the key features that should guide you?

1. Boxwood hedges

Neatly clipped and always maintained - prim and proper, the boxwood hedges are one key feature of the English garden. These could be varied in height as well as in expanse and in some cases they would even be used to make mazes around the landscape.

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Why Does A Designer Need a Plant Palette?

Why Does A Designer Need a Plant Palette?

A plant palette is essentially what guides every designer in coming up with their designs. Whether you are a landscape designer or you specialize in interior décor; as a designer, you will always need to work with a palette. But why is it such an important part of the design process?

1. Assists you come up with your design

It is on the plant palette that you can put the ideas you have for the space you are set to design. This would be right from the location of the spaces on to the plants you intend to use on the space. Having a plant palette will help you see how everything will all tie up, before you eventually go and put it in practice on ground.

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