The word landscape design gets tossed around a lot, but what exactly does it mean?
The principles of landscape design center around unity, form, texture, color, balance and sequence, so this encompasses much more than putting a few bushes around your home! This may sound overwhelming, but an experienced landscape design service knows how to implement the fundamentals.
Landscape Design Basics
When you think about it, landscape design is really a form of art. Unlike art, however, landscape designs needs to be aesthetically pleasing as well as practical. This is challenging, but the right service has professionals with years’ of experience who know how to combine a visually striking appearance with practicality. Landscape designs combines hardscape (inanimate elements of landscaping like walls and decks) and softscape (the addition of plants and animate elements).
Although different elements surround your home, landscape design looks to bring everything together and form a unity around your home. We’ve all witnessed landscapes that don’t seem to flow well, but when a landscape design looks into the bigger picture, it can really help to create a nice flow throughout your property. A landscape designer will also know how to use natural elements to create a perfect balance.
Color of course is one of the major elements of landscape design, and color is well known for its ability to evoke emotions. It’s important to understand how you use your outdoor space, however, as certain colors can lend themselves to different moods. For example, if your outdoor space is mainly for relaxing and gardening, you would then want to feature soothing colors such as blue and green. If you have younger children who are running around and you spend a lot of time playing games and doing physical activities outside, adding red, yellow and orange will help add to the excitement of your outdoor space.
Balance and unity go hand in hand, as you don’t want to add overwhelming options to your landscape design. Formal balance helps to give stability to your space by having replicated options on the right and left side. There is also informal balance, which helps to create movement and curiosity.
The perfect landscape design may actually be a little bit more complicated than you realized, but a landscape professional knows how to make your property look like a million bucks!
At Evergreen Gene’s, our landscaping services, which include landscape design, new plantings, and continued maintenance, are carried out by experienced crews. Regardless of the size of your property, we will provide expert services that will leave your landscape looking beautiful.
Want to learn more about the benefits of Landscape Design in Maryland? Visit Evergreen Gene’s at our location on Crain Highway. Can’t make it out but still have a question? Not to worry; call us at 410.766.6877 or click here today.