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OUTDOOR BEAUTIFICATION: LANDSCAPE DESIGNS

Adding beauty to the appearance of a building has become an important process in its construction. Landscaping is an effective tool that can be used to achieve visual beauty.

Various landscaping designs are used all around the world. While choosing the design for a house, the residents’ needs must be taken into account. A small beautiful yard with little swings and seesaws would do great for a family with young kids. Whereas a family with old people who like gardening would be better off with a small rose or vegetable garden.

Separate landscaping designs should be made for the front and back yard. The front yard must be designed to give the house a better view, that is visual beauty must be given priority over utility while designing the front yard. It is not so in the case of the backyard. Backyards are to be designed in such a way that it serves the family’s needs efficiently.

A beautiful lawn with gravel paths along the edges, well trimmed bushes with an elegant fountain in the middle, a small pond with red roses around, are all different ideas that are popular.

A sports loving person may set up a small basketball or tennis court in the backyard so that it enables him to practise daily at home. Certain fitness maintaining equipment can also be installed.

Outdoor furniture is also an important part of the landscaping design. A bench amidst the lawn or the bushes would make a calm and quiet place to relax.

The effectiveness of a landscaping design relies on its ability to add to the look of the building and also to meet the needs of the residents.