If you’re a proud garden owner, you’re aware of the cost and effort required to design a beautiful landscape. What makes a beautiful garden? Let’s name the elements of good garden design:
Lines: curved, straight, horizontal, and vertical. Lines in the garden is one of the most important and useful design
element. Lines lead the eye no matter which types it is.
Light: What could be more impressive than early morning or evening in the garden, when plants shine on warm backlighting! Light can be natural or artificial. It is easy to add a lighting system to extend your garden enjoyment into the evening hours.
Texture: Texture awakens emotions. Textures can be used to contrast plants in groups or minimize architectural lines.
Form: The form and shape of plants and other objects in the garden have the task to divide space, form areas, and providing architectural interest.
Scale: It is very important to scale, or proportion, is the size between the objects. The most beautiful tree in the world
will look awkward and out of place if it is disproportionately higher and positioned in the front of a house. That same
tree in the backyard would seem more appropriate.
Pattern: Pattern is the repetition of shapes in some order. The pattern creates rhythm, as well as charm.
Balance: under visual balance is understood equal elements on each side of a real or imaginary axis. There are two basic types of balance: symmetrical (formal) and asymmetrical (informal).
Unity: Unity is achieved when all of the basic garden design principles come together in a balanced, harmonious whole.
Contrast: under contrast, it means the difference between a plant or an object and its surroundings. You can create contrast by manipulating various elements such as form, texture, and color. Using contrast is the best way to avoid predictability in a garden, but be careful too much can be confusing and unrelaxing to the eye. .
Color: Color seduces the eye, evokes a mood, and reflects the seasons.
Rhythm: Rhythm and repetition come about when you correctly position or contrast features. Rhythm avoids monotony.