What makes a good landscape
is generally easy to judge whether a landscape is good or bad. If a landscape
is aesthetically pleasing, it is probably well designed. If, on the other hand,
the landscape is unkept with disorganised placement, it would be considered to
be poorly designed. Nonetheless, it is important to remember that your landscape
should represent you and your family, your tastes and be a reflection of the
home you live in. When designing your garden, it is important to consider your
personal taste, and implement that into the landscaping. Additionally, other
basic principals of landscape design should be applied so that your garden will
be the best that it can be.
1. A garden that works with
the natural landscape
with natural slopes and contours to determine where vegetation should be
planted, as the natural landscape should be complimented by the garden. Take
the house or building into account when designing, especially in considering
the style of the garden.
2. Notice the lines
the lines that are created when a particular plant, tree, shrub or hardscape is
placed into a garden. Curved lines generally create an interesting atmosphere
to a garden, and tend to intrigue the eye. On the other hand, straight lines
are more formal and demonstrate a notion of order and neatness, especially when
placed in front of a house.
work with light frequently to control how a building looks, and the way in
which it will be perceived. Architects also work with light to create a visual
impression affecting the way a person feels.
designers work with light in the same way so as to light certain aspects of a
garden more so than others. Light is also utilised to open up particular
aspects of a landscape to the eye, and to also evoke an emotional response from
those who experience it.
can also be a source of warmth, however it is important to consider the affect
of too much sun over a patio, for instance. It is important to moderate the
amount of light that is likely to appear over one area, and this can easily be
done using shades.
remember that light does not need to be natural, as it can also be artificial.
Use small sidelights to accentuate a pathway for both safety and ambience, and
consider backlighting for trees, sculptures or shrubs.
exciting way to bring out your individual personality is through colour.
Different palettes seduce the eye, and it is important to consider what affect
you wish to have on those who visit your garden. For instance, lighter colours
such as light blue, green and purple calms the mind, and green especially
evokes a sense of harmony and balance. On the other hand, brighter colours such
as orange, red and yellow creates excitement and enlivens the mind.
combining colours that harmonise well, the landscape will look inviting and
well balanced, as well as exciting and lively. Where colours do not combine
well, the landscape can look hectic and chaotic, since the multiple affect of
the colours can confuse the mind. In choosing flowers, find the balance between
a lively landscape and an exceedingly simple one.
these five points may be a lot to consider, Blade Landscape Design can help you
achieve them and more for your landscape, and transform your yard into a