Understanding the Principles of Landscaping Design
Whether you’re designing from scratch or renovating an existing landscape, it’s important to understand the basics of design. One of the main goals of landscaping is to create an attractive, harmonious space that works in tandem with nature. Here are a few principles to keep in mind when considering your design:
Balance: Balance creates visual interest as well as harmony between hardscape elements like walkways and seating areas and natural elements like trees and shrubs.
Creating Unity in Your Landscape
Unity helps all elements work together by repeating similar elements — such as materials or color schemes — throughout different parts of your landscape. This ties everything together with a single idea or concept.
Opposition: Opposing forces within a landscape can create interesting focal points and provide contrast between the different parts of your outdoor space. This could include contrasting colors or shapes.
A continuous form or sequence allows various sections to flow naturally into each other, allowing spaces to feel connected even if they are geographically separated by walls or walkways.
Hiring Professional Services for Your Landscaping Needs
Although many people may have some knowledge on what plants require for certain climates, there are times when professional services are needed. When taking on a large project such as adding decks, patios, outdoor kitchens, ponds and water features, working with qualified professionals will ensure that cosmetic details such as soil depth, irrigation quality and structural sturdiness are a priority. At Integrity Hardscapes our professional team is here to help make all your landscaping dreams come true! Contact us today to schedule a consultation.