Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Landscaping benefits and basics

Landscaping can be applied to both big and small spaces, all you need is proper planning.

A couple of decades ago, the highlight of a kid’s day would be when his parents allowed him to play outside. The garden would be nature’s jungle gym and the kid could pretty much do whatever he wanted. Lie down on the grass, run around in the mud or even climb the trees. Possibilities were limitless. Nowadays, parents have to force kids to go out and play. They’d much rather stay inside and enjoy their air-conditioned rooms and watch some television or use the computer. Do you want to bring back the good old days?

Maybe some enhancements in the landscaping might help. Landscaping is something that shouldn’t be overlooked because a well-manicured lawn or garden can do wonders to the house that you spent a lot on. Aside from enhancing how your house looks, you can also get a ton of other benefits like cleaner air and maybe more active children.

The first thing you have to consider is how much space you have. Landscaping can be applied to both big and small spaces, all you need to have is proper planning. Tools-wise, the basics that you need are gloves, a shovel and a hose or watering can. Of course, the tools you’d need would also depend on the scale of your landscaping project.

The next thing you need to worry about is what kind of plants you’d want to put in. This will require further research on how certain plants grow. You need to figure out if you want something straight and geometric or something curvy and free-flowing.

Afterwards, all you need to do is the daily maintenance of the plants you decide to include in your landscaping. Generally, plants like succulents are very low-maintenance so if you’re the type to forget to water once in a while, consider including them in your project.

After all this, it’s time to introduce your children to the outdoors again. Let them loose and let them learn. - Michelle Alyssa Tiu


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