What it takes to Create a Picture Perfect Landscaping Design
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.
This is a well-noted adage and is often one of the principles
of landscaping designing.
Landscaping designs are not constrained to the idea that
what is beautiful is magnificent. It is more than just
beautification and enhancing of a garden to fit to an
individual’s taste and preference. It dwells more on the
aspects of placing plantings in the proper places.
The basic concept of landscap
design is considered more as a work of art. Despite the obvious
technical competence, there is a pleasing quality and movement of
every landscape designer to his or her masterpiece.
The creation of your design is not just mere formation of
ideas and visions. Really good designs show respect for the
uniqueness of the area and should always be given careful
consideration. The personality of the area is determined by the
size and availability of the resources.
Landscape designs generally add value to the worth of the
property. In fact, experts say that through well thought out landscaping, the total value of a particular property is
often increased as
much as 25%. No wonder almost 20 million American households
utilize landscaping services for their properties.
Landscape designs are subdivided into two categories.
These are the softscape and the hardscape.
The softscape part of a landscape design is the different green
vegetation to be used in the area, and includes grass, shrubs,
flower beds and
On the other hand, the hardscape portion refers to the
“architectural elements of the design, and may refer to the
benches, fountains, poles, or other materials, not including
These two main categories of a landscape design are significant to
the overall outcome.
Landscape designs also employ five additional
elements that are considered the foundation of good design. These
are the line, color, texture, form, and scale.
All of these elements should constitute the
design, and the design is vital to the total personality of a
This is why it is important for a landscaper to
incorporate all of the necessary elements when landscaping. In
this way, the landscape designer will be able to create a design
that is not just artistic but also dynamic and will speak for