Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 02nd February 2012
So you want to do some landscaping, do some updating or make some changes to landscaping that you have already done. You have thought about it and keep thinking I would like to make some changes, additions or alterations but can’t come up with any ideas of what or how to do it.
There are many, many books and magazines out in the market that have wonderful ideas for landscaping ideas and how to accomplish the task at hand. These are a great choice because you actually get to see a picture of what you may like to have or at least an idea and the step by step directions of how to accomplish the project. They may give you the landscape drawing plan, the name of the plants or the types of materials that are used to make your creation. They might tell you tools that you would need and the cost of materials along with a projected time on how long the project should take.
Another good source for ideas is television and home and garden shows. There is an abundance of programs on television that give you great ideas for landscaping. They can show you the latest landscaping fades, the newest techniques in landscaping, new plants that have come out and the newest tools to make any landscaping job quicker and easier. This also leaves you the option to create a copy of a program of particular interest or purchase the information on DVD. These shows more than likely will have a website you can go to if there was something of particular interest and you can view the program via the internet without incurring any charges or fees. A little secret that I have learned via surfing the net that I would like to share with my readers is, that if there is a charge for any type of viewing of programs, landscaping plans or articles, pass them on by. There is so much free information that there is no reason it has to be paid for.
Driving around in your car is another good way to get ideas. You can see what other people in your area have done and pick up some ideas that way. You might come across several ideas that you like, and figure out how to consolidate those ideas into one scheme. Just think, you could create a whole new landscaping scheme and share your new ideas with others. What a thought!
I think one of the best things I have found is going to college websites. Think about it. There are so many colleges that implement horticultural programs. These sites are so loaded with information that it can actually be an overload. Do searches on horticulture adding “.edu” extension to you search criteria. The “.edu” stands for education. Not only do you get the most current and up to date information on landscaping and plants, some colleges literally give away their college level coursework on their websites!
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