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The basics of Landscaping your Garden


Most of us move into houses with ready made gardens.  Some of them are carefully landscaped while others are neglected jungles. 

The first thing to do in any garden is to take note of what is already there.  

We need to consider the gardenís infrastructure as a whole. What are its permanent structures? What are its most important features? 

For example, does your garden have a pool? What trees do you have and where are they situated?  Are they lined up along the boundary or is there a large shade tree in the centre of the garden?  

Do you have a hedge around the garden or is there a wall? Take careful note of any permanent or semi-permanent structures in your garden before you begin to make important changes. 

Once we have taken careful note of the focal points we can furnish the garden with shrubs and flowers built around these main features.