If you’re looking at your yard as a blank canvas, then good for you. You see the potential in it for high-quality landscape design. However, seeing the potential and knowing what to include in your landscape plans are two different things. If you’re stuck for ideas and would hate to miss the most obvious inclusions, then read on. Here are some of the must-have components in your next landscape design.
Balance and Cohesion
One of the essential things to achieve in any landscape design, and the resultant outcome, is cohesion and balance. Without these two elements, your garden can look terrible. You have to decide whether you’re going for that unique and exciting organic look, or if you prefer the cleanliness and elegance of symmetry.
Space Landscape Designs, who we thank for providing the images and content for this article, believes symmetry in a landscape design mainly involves splitting your garden in half. Everything is equal, even, and neat. Asymmetrical or organic landscaping offer more of an “organised chaos” vibe which can appeal to many people.
A Focal Point
Everything that has ever been appropriately completed in landscape design and home renovation has involved a focal point. In a living room, it’s a vibrant strip of wallpaper or well-placed fireplace. In a backyard it can be any number of things.
When you are forming your landscape design plan, or your landscaper is, think about what you would like as your focal point. Is it that giant gum tree that has been there forever? Or is it the water feature and planting?
Once you highlight or identify the star of the show, you can then form your landscaping plan around it.
The best landscape design plan is one that shows you precisely the flow of the space. You should be able to begin at your house, walk through the landscape and end up back at your home with no problems at all. To do that, you need to work out the flow of your property, path components, materials, and the style of your lines.
Will you build a paved pathway or use natural elements such as lawn or Steppers surrounded in pebble? Are you going for curvy lines or square, boxy shapes? Believe it or not, you need to work this part out before you start looking for the best plants for to fill the space.
You can theme a home’s interior with relative ease, but did you know your backyard can have a theme of some kind too? While a landscaped garden’s theme is often more subtle, it can still exist. Space Landscape Designs encourage you to choose your plants wisely. Make sure the colours of your flowers work in harmony and talk to a landscape architect or designer for advice.
It’s not as easy as you might think to create the perfect landscape plan. Many things must work in harmony for it to flow beautifully, balance, and stand out for the right reasons. Talk to your local landscaping design expert to make sure you’re on the right track.