Before garden designers began creating “green” backyards, back garden design was all about water. It was very important that the family had a kitchen sink, a fire pit, a well, and a pond. Families just didn’t let anyone walk on their property without bathing. Backyard design, also called “back garden”, was all about walking on your property without bathing. While this is true to some extent, there is an even more important reason why garden design has changed over the years: drought. After several years of long dry spells and other climate related disasters, the community and society came to realize that we need to invest in garden design to protect our crops from high levels of water stress.
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One of the best places to start is with what you’ll be using in your backyard decor. During the driest months of the year, you’ll need to use an advanced water source such as a solar energy system or a rain barrel. Some backyards also have underground water systems that store water and release it when needed. A better option than buying a small water tank for your yard is to build a large underground system to meet your requirements. You will still need to maintain it regularly to prevent flooding. Once you are through with the dry period, then it is time to choose your design. There are many options to choose from, including traditional styles, contemporary, or even a multi-generational garden.
What I love most about a designer’s home decor is that you can really change it around and keep your imagination running wild. You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish with a little bit of creativity. Garden design is so easy that anyone can do it, even teenagers! With a little research, you can do it too.