Landscape Design Tips

When considering designing your landscape keep these basic design tips in the back of your mind so you have an awesome looking yard, one that you’ll be proud to show off to your friends and family members.

The three basic design elements to remember are as follows.

  • High
  • Medium
  • And Low or ground cover

For the high element this would encompass any trees you would want in your yard. Say in example you wanted to have four palms trees along the side of a fence. You would basically map them or make a sketch of your yard. Have a key section where all the different marks on the sketch are clearly depicting which plant, tree etc is the symbol associated with the mark.

It is important to know about the different plants and trees you are considering as you will want to know the extent of their growth over the next few years. For instance you would not want to put a plant or bush in front of one plant that in a year or two after full growth exceeds the height of the plant behind it as it will block the view of that plant and will be a waste of money.

So back to the three landscape design elements you want to make sure to have a high canopy. A medium canopy and then you want smaller plants will low grown and then have plants that are low growth, or plants that are ground cover.

If you follow these tips it will cover the basic design elements and will be pleasing to the eyes. Make sure to know exactly the type of plants, shrubs and trees you are considering. It is also very important to know the amount of water required to keep the plant healty. And it is also very important to be aware of the climate zone you are in to make certain the weather in your area is one that will allow the plant to thrive.

This is especially important if you live in an area where it is very cold and frost is possible. Frost can kill the roots and thus your plants will die if you do not consider this issue.

So remember to take the time to research these tips provided regarding the plants, shrubs and trees you are considering. And remember the three design elements discussed here as it will bring a nice balance and be very pleasant for the eyes and will really make the landscape in your backyard pop with symmetry.