Do you live where plant growth isn’t exactly abundant? Plush green grass is difficult to find, and not everyone has a bright garden in their front yard. Don’t worry there are things you can do to spruce up your desert landscape. When you look out the back window and see sand and boulders it’s hard to imagine a peaceful getaway. However, you can make some modifications to your yard to make it more accomodating to entertaining and comfortable to live and relax with.
Design your landscape
Before you start any projects, digging, moving, or planting anything, consider how you want it to look. Skim through landscaping and gardening magazines for pictures that might inspire how you want your yard to look. Often coming up with a design is the most difficult part of the desert landscaping process. When you’re browsing through magazines, and brainstorming ideas keep in mind how much money and time you have to commit to this project.
Integrating the desert with the landscape
Some of the rocks you might have around your yard could be difficult to move. While having a plain boulder in the corner of the back yard might not seem exciting adding in a few colored rocks around the ones, complemented by different shapes and styles can spice things up. Adding desert plants around rocks will also soften the look.
Adding a garden to your desert
It’s not impossible to have a garden in the desert. As longs as the flowers are suited to your climate and location there is a lot of plant life you can add. Plants and flowers will add some texture to the desert landscape and bring out a whole new look. Always remember to locate the shorter plants at the front and taller ones near the back.
The view from inside
You want to place your garden of beauty where it can be enjoyed from the windows in your house. This way all you have to do is look out and see your paradise waiting for you. This is good also for guests to appreciate your new landscape even from indoors.
Water in the desert?
If where your life is hot and dry adding a water feature to your yard might be ideal. This isn’t just a fun and creative landscape addition but it could relieve you from those hot summer afternoons as well. Adding ponds or water gardens to your landscape is one option. Or you can go bigger and integrate a pool into your rocky desert landscape. The perfect addition for the family, and entertaining.
Lights for evening entertaining
The last touch to your desert landscaping is the lighting. Most entertaining is done in the evening so it’s important to display your improved yard at night. Placing lights on rocks will create shadows around the yard and bring the landscape alive night doesn’t take a lot but with some small changes and ideas, you’ll be enjoying your desert landscape with new and improv comfort reading of but it’s a little pricey? What if you could go to Hawaii without ever leaving home. There is always a way to build your own tropical paradise with a little time and money.
Plants make all the difference
You will need a lot of plants to create tropical landscaping. There are a lot of plants that will grow in any weather condition. You can find out what these plants are with research on the internet or by asking someone at your home and garden center.
Add a water feature
What is a better method to feel like you are in a tropical getaway than having a stunning water feature in your backyard? You can plan something small or if you have the room go for the gold and design something brilliant. Make certain that you have enough space and do not make it look showy or pompous.
You can put in rocks and stones around your yard all along with the plants and flowers. This will add to the tropical experience and bring a more expected look to your landscape.
Ponds and fish
One immense way to bring a tropical feel to your backyard is by inserting a pond. Even if you do not have a huge area, you can make a great looking small pond nevertheless. To add to the whole tropical idea, just add some tropical fish and plants. This will generate a soothing and peaceful ambiance.
Another significant factor in designing a tropical landscape is the furniture that you select. There is an abundance of stores that present great and tropical-themed furniture. You will bein no doubt to find something that matches your theme with the same fashion and also adds comfort to your backyard.
Accessories are the final touch
Accenting your tropical theme with accessories is a great idea. Candles or tiki torches will make you feel like you are on vacation and will great if you throw parties. Fruit trees will give your back yard a fruity scent which counts as an accessory. There are many ways to compliment your new back yard.