Learning The Basic Principles Of Landscape Design


Whether you plan to get ideas or create your own landscaping design, you should be equipped with you a basic understanding of the principles of landscape design. It is not necessary though that you apply everything to your plan. As long as you understand the principles, you are good to go and will be able to come up with ideas and even increase your creativity. There is a saying that goes great landscaping lies in the eyes of its creator. The principles of landscape design are very helpful as a guideline to follow but do not feel like they are the rules of landscaping. Think of abstract and creativity and let them come to you.

Make sure to incorporate unity as on the main goals in your Boise Landscape Design. It is actually another term for consistency and repetition in landscape design. When you do repetition, you create unity by repeating alike elements such as plants, plant groups, or d?cor throughout the landscape. Meanwhile, consistency creates unity in terms of the various elements of the landscape that fit together to create a whole. Unity is produced by the consistency of character of elements in the design. By character, it means the texture, color schemes, height, and size of the different elements that are used in the design.

A perfect example is the use of accent rocks and boulders. If you have ever come across a landscape design that carried different colors and sizes of boulders, then you have seen that unity was not made by this particular element. This is actually just one of the many examples but the principle applies to all other elements such as groups of plants and materials. You can actually simply create unity in your landscape by doing one thing–create theme gardens. You can easily create a theme garden by incorporating and adding in things that you are interested in or have passion for. For instance, if you have a strong love for butterflies, you can gather plants that attract butterflies and use in your design elements, decors, ornaments or statues that are related to butterflies. The best way to express unity is by adding it to at least one element in your landscape and preferably more.

You should also be thinking about simplicity, as it is considered as one of the principles in Boise Remodeled Patios design and art. It is one of the best guidelines that you can definitely check out as beginner or if you are do-it-yourself type of person. By its name, you just have to keep things simple to begin with. Adding and doing more can then just follow afterwards. Simplicity in planting, for example, would involve choosing just two or three colors and then just repeat them throughout the landscape or garden.


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