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The Elements of an Ideal Garden

A garden is a space usually found outdoors consisting of a planned arrangement of plants and other nature forms. Its design can range from the simplest to the most detailed arrangement. It can be undertaken by owners themselves or professional landscape artists.

A garden designer will create an arrangement through the use of elements required to come up with an ideal setting depending on the owner’s personal preference and purpose of use. A garden arrangement will need the combination of natural and constructed elements. The natural elements consist of plant materials, rocks, and soil. Of course, there are other natural elements that should be considered as well in making an arrangement such as the weather and the type of terrain. With the use of constructed elements including sculpture, terrace, gazebo, paths, and garden beds, any garden can achieve a look that is totally unique.

The main element in a garden is the plant material. For gardens having expansive grounds, grass will be a primary consideration in determining its design. Between grass and stones, it is the former which is the preferred ground cover by most people. Not only is grass comfortable to walk on but it also provides an aesthetic factor that can be difficult to match. Seeing a wide expanse of green in one’s garden provides immeasurable pleasure to any homeowner.

Maintenance of grass however is not exactly an easy task. To enable people to enjoy the look and feel of real grass without the hard work, Global Synthetic Grass offers its artificial grass for year-round use minus the difficulty of maintaining it. It can serve the function of real grass in terms of aesthetic appeal and actual use for outdoor activities. Though artificial grass can never be the same as real grass, it is the closest approximation that can provide the look and feel of the genuine thing when it is not practical to choose real grass. A garden does not become less ideal with the use of artificial grass. With its life-like look, grass need not be a missing element in one’s garden.

About the guest blogger:

Joel Hunter is a landscape artist currently connected with