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Whether you have purchased a home with a garden and are beginning to plan it, or you want to repave your existing garden, it is critical to avoid the most common blunders. A strong design approach and planning ahead of time will help you avoid these eight garden design mistakes and enjoy your garden for years to come.
When it comes to landscaping your yard, there are numerous factors to consider. See the most common mistakes in garden design and how to prevent them, from the most appealing appearance to the most practical elements.
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1. You chose the wrong paving material.
The incorrect selection of paving materials is one of the most prevalent blunders in landscape design. They must be appropriate for the climate and weather conditions in your area. Some materials can withstand high humidity with ease, while others disintegrate quickly if you live in a harsh winter climate.
While concrete is a long-lasting and cost-effective material, untreated concrete can crack over time, especially if poured in big slabs or subjected to high temperature changes.
Natural stones such as limestone and sandstone are excellent choices for garden paving, but they must be coated to prevent erosion and discoloration. Porcelain pavers are an excellent choice to consider. They not only look wonderful, but they will not fade in the sun or be affected by cold weather and frost.
2. Lack of draining.
One of the most common mistakes you make when planning your garden layout is failing to include a rainwater drainage system. Water that collects on the deck risks running into undesirable areas, such as garden furniture or the house, if sufficient drainage is not provided.
When designing your drainage system, remember that rainwater should flow away from the home and toward the borders and lawn.
A thin strip of grating along the length of the surface can serve as a drain. It will not detract from the appearance of the house, but it will protect it from rain. Alternatively, you can allow the yard to naturally taper into a slope so that the water can drain naturally.
3. Tight Budget.
Making sacrifices to reduce gardening costs can lead to additional errors. An example would be attempting to pave the garden yourself rather than hiring a professional. DIY projects are fantastic for decorating and creating, but the foundation work should be done by a professional.
Professionals can help you stay within your budget while furnishing your home with high-quality materials. It is vital to spend on materials and professional services to ensure that you do not have further problems in the near future that will cost you even more money in addition to headaches.
4. You are using the wrong paving sizes.
Because you don’t think it will have a huge impact, using the wrong size tiles is a very easy mistake to make. However, the size of the tiles will provide the illusion of a larger or smaller room, so don’t disregard this aspect of the design.
For example, if you have a small garden, you can use large paving stones to make the space appear larger. If you have a tiny yard and utilize little tiles, it will appear more packed and fuller. There is no specific technique to follow; rather, understand your area and know exactly what you want to achieve. For example, to create a more intimate environment, you may use smaller pavement slabs or cubic stone.
5. Don’t look at the fabric of the outdoor furniture when it’s wet.
Garden pavers look different after being rained on, so make sure you like the color difference. Although you may believe that you do not sit in the garden when it rains, depending on the material, the pavers can remain wet for several hours after the rain has stopped. Always test the cloth before purchasing to ensure that you like the color both dry and wet.
6. Lack of proper maintenance.
It may appear simple, but one of the most common gardening blunders is believing that once the patio is laid out, the task is finished. However, in order for it to look its best, you must maintain it.
Regular cleaning is critical to the upkeep and lifespan of your lawn. Many individuals ignore the dust, leaves, and grime that can gather and cause difficulties in their outside environment.
It’s worthwhile investing in a pressure washer because it allows you to rapidly clear up the mess on the pavement. Also, keep in mind that some pavement materials, like porcelain, require less upkeep than others.
7. You chose the wrong outdoor furniture.
Choosing garden furniture can be as difficult as choosing indoor furniture. Make sure you measure the room thoroughly before shopping for furniture to avoid purchasing something that is only a few inches larger than the available space. Remember that you must have adequate space to move freely between the furniture pieces.
8. You don’t plan what plants you will have.
There is a desire in landscaping to leave plants till the end, but this is a mistake because they have the largest impact on the aesthetics of the garden. Plants, trees, and flowers can be used to define and create zones. Color can also be used to accent the design and divide huge paving areas.
If you have a tiny yard, a row of pots can be used to form mini sections. This allows you to separate spaces for pets or children’s play from the main area.
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