Landscape Design Tips
Here are a few ideas that will help you create an appealing landscape that will bring new curb appeal and enhance your own enjoyment of your home. If you’re in the process of designing a new landscape, or just wanting to spruce up your backyard, check out some of these tips and tricks.
Plant for 4 seasons
A simple tip you can use is plant your landscape for all seasons. By doing so, you can enjoy your yard year round by ensuring that you include plants with colors for all seasons. Plant flowers and plants that have staggered flowering periods so you have different colors from spring to fall. During winter months, planting Evergreen trees will add color and texture to your garden and landscape all year round.
Aesthetics & Function
While aesthetics is important in creating an beautiful landscape and yard that adds value to your home, it’s equally important to consider the functions of your plantings. Planting Hedges can be used to separate your outdoor spaces or be used to mark the boundaries of your property, while your careful selection trees can be used to reduce light, noise pollution, and of course provide shade during the hot summer months. Additionally, planting rows of conifers will provide a big shield for the home in prevailing winds and can also be used to create privacy around the landscape.
Textures and Shapes Contrast
Keeping the right balance is an important key to a successful landscaping design. Use and placement of plants with contrasting colors, textures, height and shapes all together helps in creating visual interest. For example, small round shrubs can be used to bring variation to the vertical lines in your landscape, while using flowers of complementary colors to enhance each other’s visual impact.
Your hardscaping design will, for the most part, form the main central features of your landscape and yard. Getting your hardscaping done first will allow you tailor the landscape design around the hardscapes design features. It’s also best to get done before doing any planting as some hardscaping requires heavy machinery use that could disrupt plants in their delicate growing stages.
Garden seating is a easy way to add character and functionality to your outdoor living areas. Use it in your landscape design to take a load off at the end of the day or to draw your guests into your backyard. Benches can be decorative and very functional, but they aren’t the only garden seating to consider. Use of retaining walls, logs, and hanging garden chairs can also be used to add charm and quiet place to take a well-deserved break.
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