In order to make the most appealing and attractive landscape design, you must follow the principles of landscaping. There are ten important principles to keep in mind, and if you can do this then you will be able to create the best landscapes ever seen.
Use things (chairs, statues, lighting, flowers, flowerpots, etc) that help your create a story in your landscape design. They should complement one another and agree with each other in every aspect, like color, size, and level of comfort.
Connect the different parts of your garden using structures like pavements and walkways. They are also great to guide the way for people. You can use curves, waves, and zigzag forms of pavements; it doesn’t necessarily have to be a straight line.
The form refers to the shape of the three dimensional structures in your landscape. For example, the shape of trees, which can be oval, vase shaped, round, weeping, or columnar. The form adds variety and increases visual appeal.
This is the relationship between the mass of plants and trees, the twig size and foliage. The space between the leaves and the twigs is important because it can make your landscape look dense or scant. A dense appearance adds more beauty and creates more shades.
The colors you use are the most important factor that enhances appeal in your garden. Colors affect the mood of people, so choose them wisely. Some recommendable colors to use are red, pink, white, yellow, orange, purple, blue, and green.
There are four types of scales: absolute, relative, low, and high scale. Absolute is using one type of height of trees, either higher than the house or at the same height as the house. Relative means using tall trees and small plants with colors that create a sense of peacefulness. Low scale means using small plants without many colors, to create calmness and relaxing ambience. High scale means using plants and trees to fill the space around buildings. However, using high scale in small places give it a smaller feel.
Balance can be formal or informal. In formal balance, the landscape design has symmetry in two halves of the garden. Informal means that the total mass should balance without one half being the replica of the other half of the garden.
Variety refers to using diversity in color and texture, where as simplicity means using repetition with constant color changes. You can work with either.
To emphasize some special features in your landscape design, work with large plants and trees or structures. Emphasis attracts the eyes of people to those particular features in your garden.
Sequence refers to the changes in form or flow. It means that the alteration of color, texture, scale, and size brings the landscape design to life.
With these important principles, your garden will look amazing. Always consult a professional for better guidance if you want excellent results.