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A Restful Garden

Part of landscape planning might also include creating a garden area for homeowners to sit and relax after a long day’s work, so mapping out a space for it is important. Choosing the area is often based on the ease of accessibility from inside the home, and it can also be based on being able to see it out the back windows. Many restful garden areas are in the rear of the home, and they provide seclusion from the outside world.

Surrounding the garden are usually tall plants, and this is done to help create a barrier against the outside world. Those who are seeking a restful area to relax seldom wish to see the neighbors or the industrial complex behind their property. Choosing tall shrubs or trees will give them the illusion that they are on the edge of deep forest, and it will help keep the noise and bustle of the outside world at bay.

Border plants for the garden are another feature that deserves planning, and they should be easy to maintain throughout the year. Their job is to define the area, and they are also part of the barrier that will keep the lawn out so flowering plants will flourish within the garden. Their height is often just tall enough to give the owners a sense of boundary, and they should be short enough to allow at least a glimpse of the beautiful plants inside.

Choosing the flowers that will be part of the garden is often the last step in the process, but it is still an important one. If roses are plants that the homeowners prefer, they can be found in many colors and sizes. Giving each plant its own area to grow might be part of the plan, but some people prefer a much less planned look. Seeding other decorative plants between the roses will give it a natural beauty that might be found in the local forest.