The best landscape design ideas are a combination of many considerations. A few examples would be budget, personality, climate, yard size, and intention of use, etc. To answer all of the questions involved is not an easy undertaking but needs to be taken seriously for a successful outcome. There are within the scheme of questions that need to be asked a number that SHOULD NOT be passed over period. Here are a few of those ‘necessary’ answers.
Year-round Interest And Appeal
Each individual landscape designer must answer the question of ‘what will be the year ’round interest and appeal’ of this design? All professional landscape artists will tell you that you need to keep your yard looking alive and natural all year ’round. That means planting the right trees, shrubs, bushes, and flowers to bring that vision out into the open. They carry ‘Winter Interest’.
Once you’ve gathered the trees and plants necessary to begin the Spring, Summer, and Fall, it’s time to take on the Evergreens. Evergreens give you a lot of life, balancing your yard with taller plants and trees and carrying you through the Winter months.
This is a common method of plantings beds. You plant 3 rows with the shortest in the front. The middle layer is slightly higher and then the 3rd row is the back of your tree line. This can be applied throughout the landscape design.
Flowers are excellent for accentuating your design scheme. Used in different diversities of shape and colors they can really make all the difference in the appeal of your yard. They can be strategically placed as well, making them even more important to the overall design scheme.
You can also apply some of your favorites. Let your landscape reflect a part of you. Use plants, shrubs, grasses, trees, and rocks that make you really feel at home inside when you drive up and see them. Add fence-posts, statues, fountains, walkways, and anything else that speaks directly to you and expresses your personality.
Most of your best landscapes contain some element of water. Water is universally appealing and both visually and spiritually. It is soothing, refreshing, and relaxing. It also carries a ‘sound’ appeal that resonates deeply within everyone. Today’s fountains go in easily and quickly and are not the labor challenge they used to be. There are preformed plastic liners to hold the water and very durable pumps to keep the water moving.
One of the main considerations of landscape design is the ‘maintenance’ factor. You could have put in all the things you needed like the right plants, trees, evergreens, water, grass, fences, walkways, and still have bitten off more than you can chew to keep up with.
The VERY BEST landscape designs will carry the element of being ‘low maintenance’. That you are freed up to enjoy your yard and not have it become a source of aggravation. Having a top-quality appeal with a very low maintenance attached to it is what makes up the BEST LANDSCAPE DESIGN.
Start your new landscape design keeping the thoughts above in mind and you should come out with a landscape design that is not only appealing but a real joy to own and live with. It will reflect a part of your personality that all can see and appreciate.