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Coming Up with a Landscape Edging Idea

By Edited Feb 9, 2014 1 2

Are you decorating or landscaping the exteriors of your house for the very first time? If so, you are in for an exciting and memorable ride. Landscaping your first home or doing so for the first time gives you that thrill of having creativity and control at your disposal to make your house really look like and feel like home. However, when it comes to designing and landscaping, it is always important to come up with a big idea-a vision-that will form the core of your overall house design. Once you have your landscape edging idea, everything else will follow.

The big idea is can be hard or easy to conceptualize, depending on your source of inspiration. Some people know exactly what they want their house to look like, while others take a notably longer period of time getting their vision down pat. When it comes to landscape edging, getting the idea perfect is a must. Landscape edging involves the paths in front of your house, and the way you design and define these paths may determine how welcome and warm the exteriors of your house will be.

To come up with a fantastic landscape edging idea, try to form the vision of your house in your mind. What is life at your house like? What is the experience like living in your house from the point of view of a guest? What qualities or characteristics do you want your exteriors to emit? Do you want your house to appear exclusive or very open, warm, friendly and welcoming? All these factors play into the landscape edging process, as you will be choosing materials and makes that will be used for the edging of your paths.

It is therefore very important to have a clear idea in mind as this will help you then determine which materials you need to actualize your landscaping dream. Use a pen and paper to jot down your ideas and talk them through with a landscaping consultant so that you will have an idea of how feasible your plan is and how well it can be incorporated into your current paths and exteriors. Sometimes, you may only be able to incorporate certain elements of your plan, so you will either need to compromise or revise your plan. Either way, it is important to have a landscape architect around so that you will be able to discuss your ideas and plans with someone who knows how well the edging ideas will work in your current house structure.

Ultimately, you can make your landscape edging idea come to life by allotting time to plan it well and discuss it with an expert. While it is true that it will take some time to be able to plot out a doable and feasible plan, and that you may have tweak certain ideas so that it can be implemented in your house, doing so is a learning experience that may even help you redefine your vision after discovering that there is a much better way to go about your landscape edging.

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Comments

Mar 31, 2010 11:28am
newideas
I am getting ready to start on my landscaping, so this is good stuff.
Apr 1, 2010 9:00am
Jack_Luca
Love the landscaping edging ideas!
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