When it comes to landscape design, it takes more than just planting some shrubs and choosing your favorite flowers. A true, well-rounded landscape design is about telling a story with your property and creating an atmosphere that fits your personal style. Consider who you’ll use your landscape, the curb appeal of your home, and all the working components necessary to achieve that design.
Identify Focal Points
Identify and locate focal points on your landscape; that is those places where you want people to look while they’re on your property or even just driving or walking through the neighborhood. The purpose of the focal point is to draw attention and be that feature of your landscape. A tree could serve as a focal point, or another area that features a slightly different height, texture, or color when compared to the rest of your landscape design.
Skip the Formalities
You don’t have to think of your landscape in a formal sense. It’s not just a space that will look great in a magazine; consider how it will function for you and your family on a regular basis. Include details that work well with your lifestyle. Think of seating arrangements and access to your yard equipment like your mower or shovel.
Think of Shapes
Consider the shape of your lawn; is it curved or mostly straight edges? Add some shapes to your landscape design that will complement and juxtapose with each other to create some beautiful interest and contrast. Allow one shape to dominate your design and allow the others to act as accents that surround and complement it.
Don’t Forget Your House
Remember to incorporate the characteristics and design details of your home in the design of your landscape. In most cases, your home will be the backdrop on which the landscape sits and surrounds. Use your landscape to bring more interest to your home, spruce up the curb appeal, and help it to shine. Use flowers to soften up sharp edges and allow the color to highlight those unique architectural elements.
All of Your Landscaping Needs from Pinehurst Landscape Company
Pinehurst Landscape Company provides professional landscaping design for you throughout the year. We have over 50 years of experience in the landscape design field and we are experts in making functional, beautiful, and environmentally friendly yards. Our designers work with you one on one to make sure you end up with a finished product that you love. Visit us online or give us a call at (410) 592-6766 for more information. To see examples of our work, be sure to follow us on Houzz, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.