Designing a garden for your lawn seems like a big project. After all, your home landscape is the framework of the entire house structure. Just like what the right picture frame can do to outline a pretty picture, the right landscape garden can either enhance the home or spoil the effect. You can opt to hire a landscape designer if you're thinking of long-term home investment. But if you're on a budget, you can do it yourself and still get the premium look and effect you can get from a pro.
If you decide to create your own landscape garden, you will have to take into account your budget and gather the very basic information for landscape design and gardening. Careful research and planning will help you source out the right mix of materials and the specific sources where you can purchase items at bargain prices so as to keep to your budget.
Learning the basics is also a primary concern. It will take considerable time and effort to educate yourself but to know the basics will go a long way in the completion of your goal. When you've grasped the basics you can easily infuse the elements to any type of design you're considering and make your own front or back yard look just like a world-class garden.
There are really remarkable resources in the internet you can refer to but this book will give basic and practical information and guidelines for the do-it-yourselfer, with trouble-free project ideas and easy to understand concepts on how to give a face-lift to your front or back yard lawn.