Top Landscape Design Tips

Landscape design combines gardening and design principles to create an aesthetically pleasing and functional outdoor space. Here are some of our top tips to inspire you as you create your dream yard.

Maintenance: Consider the amount of time you are willing to spend on maintenance and design your landscape accordingly.

Know Your Yard: Consider the regional climate, topography, and soil type. Be aware of the microclimate of your yard, the amount of sunlight, and any existing vegetation.

Plan for Growth: Understand the mature size of plants to avoid overcrowding and to minimize maintenance. Plan to leave plenty of space between plants, since overcrowding can impact the health of your plants.

Use the Right Plants: Select plants that are appropriate for your climate zone and the specific conditions of each part of your garden (sun, shade, moisture).

Consider the Seasons: Choose plants that will provide interest throughout the different seasons, from spring blooms to fall foliage and even winter structure.

Texture and Variety: Combine different textures to create contrast and interest.

Focal Points: Use focal points like statues, water features, or specimen plants to draw and direct visual interest.

Movement: Incorporate elements that move, like ornamental grasses and plants that attract wildlife, to add life to the garden.

Layering: Plan for layers to create a full and lush garden. This involves placing taller plants in the back and shorter plants in front.

Following these guidelines can help you create a landscape that is both beautiful and functional. We recognize that not everyone has the time or energy to spend on their landscape plans. If you’re looking for some additional design help, feel free to contact us! We have a team of experienced landscape designers and installers ready to help.

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