Key considerations when creating a landscape

1st April 2015
Key considerations when creating a landscape

When given some careful thought and planning, gardens can be a beautiful outdoor extension of interior spaces. Creating a landscape that’s effective in providing endless possibilities is a challenge, especially for those with no previous experience in landscape design.

It’s important to note that the size of a garden does not matter – whether you’re blessed with a few acres of land or just a small compact area, you can still create a landscape that looks good and caters to your needs. Let’s take a look at some of the key considerations that need to be taken into account when creating a landscape.

The Combination of Plants and Hardscape Elements

When planting a garden, the available soil and its microclimatic conditions need to be considered. Based on these results, you can then choose a variety of different plants that will thrive in these specific conditions.   

Hardscape elements of a garden truly can lend themselves to extending the interior design of a home. In fact, it is quite possible to extend the colours, textures and materials that are used in inside spaces into a garden. Having said this, it is important to choose features that are made from materials that can effectively withstand various weather conditions.

Using garden features and Light Effectively

When choosing a location for a particular garden feature, its placement should enhance the garden and complement it instead of dominating it. And although it should create a focal point that attracts the eye, it should not overshadow the other elements in the garden.

As it’s a crucial element of an overall garden design that can be used for a variety of different purposes, all landscape designers stress the importance of using light in a garden.

When combined correctly, all four elements that have been outlined above can help you to create a garden landscape that’s functional and aesthetically appealing for all those who get to see it.

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