Garden Designs & Styles
December 12, 2018
Garden Styles to Base Your Yard’s Design On
If you have weighed the options and decided upon a landscaping project for your garden, you can now start researching some designs to work with. There are several types of garden designs to draw inspiration from, and at Earthlinks Landscaping, we pride ourselves on our dynamic ability to create and implement custom garden designs for our clients. Whether you wish to stick to one style or a medley of different styles, we are able to cater to your every need. Below are some of the styles that we enjoy creating at Earthlinks Landscaping.
A Water-wise Garden
It’s no secret that the South African climate does not always afford us the amount of rainfall the country needs. This means that drought is prevalent in some parts of South Africa, which can turn into a real nightmare for homeowners with water-guzzling vegetation. A water-wise garden design is one which incorporates plants and soil that tend to use water more efficiently. The terrain can also be manipulated to reduce water runoff. Grouping together plants with similar water needs is another way to make sure nothing goes to waste.
An Indigenous Garden
This design is exceptional because the species of plants used are already on home-turf. Naturally occurring local plants tend to need less water, pesticides and fertilizer, which not only saves you money and time but creates an environmentally sustainable garden for birds and insects that thrive in such biomes.
An Eco-friendly Garden
Landscape shaping, planting native plants and placing trees in the right spots are all easy ways to implement an eco-friendly garden design. Planting a deciduous tree, for example, can save on household heating and cooling costs because of the excellent shade it provides in summer and the light and warmth it lets in during the colder months as it loses its leaves. Eco-friendly gardens have a wonderful impact on the environment and save you money in the long run.
A Tropical Garden
You don’t need to wait for your next trip down to the coast in order to experience the lush greenery that tropical plant life has to offer. Tropical gardens are a possibility for your own home with the right amount of rainfall and water irrigation. Injecting some festive tropical vibes into your garden isn’t as difficult as it might seem, and with the right soil treatments and foliage, you will be on your way to paradise in no time.
If you are interested in the other types of garden designs that we include in our landscaping services, feel free to contact Earthlinks Landscaping today.