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The Evolution of Gardening over the Years

Gardening has always been a very popular trend since the time humanity was created and even in 21st century, even so, much time after, it is still very popular and common trend to have your own garden in your yard.

In that long time, we have seen a lot of changes in terms of gardening and it is still evolving and changing every single day. To understand where all started and what we have got now, you should know some history of gardening evolution, so here is it in a simple, short and useful way.

Gardening in its simplest forms started in ancient times when people were still very far from being a civilized creature. Back then, humans were trying to plant as much vegetables, herbals and fruit trees as possible so they could have some food easier. So yes, back then, gardening and farming were quite close, if not almost the same. But after humanity developed a bit, ancient humans begin to also plant plants with good smell and looks – that is where gardening started to differ from classical farming.

Long after the above period, when humans were evolved enough to care about other things than food and hunting when humans started to care about aesthetics more than daily things, gardening became a popular trend and people started to care about it. In ancient Egypt, it was quite common to have a huge garden with as many types of plants & flowers as possible, in that times, many artworks were created by slaves.

With more development of the world, gardening was also developed and evolved, it reached it’s probably a maximum point in middle centuries when it was a very popular trend to have your own original, unique and stylish garden full of exotic and less common plants & flowers. Nearly every single successful person had his/her own garden and they cared about it more than anything.
Most rich & successful people like kings or monarchs took it even further and they were having huge mazes created by rows & columns of flowers. In that time gardening was all about good looks and appearance.

Quickly back to modern gardening, nowadays gardening is usually less massive, cheaper and simpler with less contrastive colors and more stylish design. In the 21st century, most popular modern gardening ideas include simple colors and plants, usually with green color dominating the view.
Instead of highly contrastive, colorful mix of flowers, very common in mid centuries, in modern days typical gardens include green glass, some unique shaped plants, and simpler flowers, creating a simple but beautiful look. Water bodies and attractions are also a common and popular trend in modern times.

Even though there are many differences between old gardening and modern gardening, there are also similarities and probably those similarities will always be there…

First of all, like in old times, also in modern days a good garden is important for every house and a good garden adds a lot of value to your house, making it more attractive place to live.
Secondly, gardening is still more about looks and smells, like in mid centuries, than about practical uses as seen in ancient times. Still, there are some people who build their own gardens for purely practical reasons and care less about good looks and beauty.

Another similarity that always has been around and is guaranteed to be always there is the fun that comes with gardening. While some powerful people had slaves for gardening, even in old times there were some powerful people who chose to do gardening all be themselves as it is fun and satisfying feel to plant plants and care for them. It is still the same feel and it is still a way to go for many people, the only difference is, now many people choose to do gardening themselves.

And about a good difference – fortunately for all gardening lovers, nowadays you don’t need to be very rich to have your own garden and you don’t really need to have a huge garden to impress people – even a little, well-designed garden will make your friends impressed. Also, getting some special or exotic plants & flowers is no longer a big problem as there are many online platforms and websites created especially for people who are looking for exotic plants.
With some effort, you can build a super special garden full of exotic plants that only kings could get in old times.

Different Types of Landscaping

The art of landscaping and gardening has been around for a very long time and it will be around also for a very long time.  As we see, new trends, new landscaping ideas, and new styles are always come and go, designers create new styles and modify old ones, all sorts of people are interested in landscaping and it is clear – this activity is not going to disappear anytime soon.

That should not be any surprise for anyone as landscaping is a big part of our homes and we always want our home to be as good as possible, a good garden makes it way better.

The main reason why most people don’t start landscaping is they think it is too complicated or time-consuming process, but you can easily master the art of gardening and landscaping just by understanding the basics of how things work and how you should design your landscape.
In this article, we will walk you through all these so you can better understand how you can design and arrange your eye-catching landscape!

To have a good, eye-catching landscape, first of all, you will need to have a nice garden full of good looking flowers. Gardening is a big part of landscaping and that’s why they are often mentioned together, so make sure you will not miss so important part.

There are many beautiful and common flowers like roses that will make your garden look very beautiful, just make sure you will plant flowers suitable for your ground so they will grow easily and will not require extensive caring. You can also create rows of different flowers that will make your garden more rich, colorful and interesting.

Making your own garden is not a hard thing to do unless you live in a place with too stiff & poor ground or unless you require too exotic flowers. In this case, you will need to hire a professional florist, but that’s not required in most cases. As for garden design, you can find tons of designing ideas and examples available online.

After you have got a good garden, you can just stop your landscaping there and stay with just a garden, or you can take it to next level and continue your landscaping to make it really special.
If you are looking to go further there are many things you can do to turn your landscape in a heaven like rest place…

If your landscape feels a bit out of life and activities, what you need is some water features. In modern landscaping, water attractions are very popular. You can add ponds with some exotic fishes and water plants for more life and harmony, or you can add just a small & stylish fountain.
Even better, you can add some waterfalls to your landscape that will make it way more active, full of life and most importantly – will provide natural sounds, perfect for resting, & relaxation.

Rocks and boulders are another nice addition that you can include in your landscape, they look good, natural and can be practical too. You can create walkways & paths with stones or find some good-shaped stones to create little table & chairs for a natural place.

Probably a must have for any good natural landscape, natural turf will make your landscape very beautiful & natural looking. It isn’t good for only looking – what’s better than walking and lying on a green grass, smelling nature with each of your breath?! A natural green grass is essential for a good landscape.

Trees are another fine addition you can make in your landscape, it will make your garden more natural and your landscape more useful. You can plant trees that produce fruits, what can be better feel than eating 100% natural, tasty fruit grown in your own garden?! Some exotic trees also look way more beautiful than most flowers you can find, so consider having at least several trees in your landscape area.

Whenever you are new to landscaping & gardening or you are already an experienced pro, you should know that landscaping is an art and there is always a lot of ways you can design your landscape, you should think about what style & type landscape you want, check out popular & unique landscaping ideas, look at new trends and make sure your landscape will be the best possible garden you can build!