A large number of homeowners seek to replicate the beauty of national parks and meadows, but without the help of professional landscapers or an innate eye for what works, they find themselves wondering where to begin. Putting together a gorgeous natural landscape that captures the essence of a pristine outdoor wonderland takes more effort than just choosing a bunch of wildflower seeds from a catalog.
Natural landscapes can be the ultimate in lush tranquility, but to make it truly magnificent, you have to be able to have a great understanding of what plants, trees and flowers work together as they grow and how to arrange them to get the most from their seasons. And, if you want to go the extra mile and really complete the aesthetic, incorporating stone and water can turn your yard into a natural treasure.
If you've always dreamed of a babbling brook, surrounded by an enchanting natural landscape, I highly recommend Landscaping With Nature: Using Nature's Designs to Plan Your Yard by Jeff and Marilyn Cox. This book teaches you how to find inspiration in natural landscapes and translate it to your own yard using similar plant life. There are also detailed instructions for using stone and water in your landscaping to turn your yard into an unparalleled natural outdoor escape.
Bringing nature to your own backyard can be a challenge if you're not an experienced landscaper. However, with the right resources and inspiration, your yard can be a truly amazing natural delight.