When speaking of landscaping ideas, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Would you have the image of more plants outdoors or simply having furniture outdoors? Whichever of these landscaping ideas can be good, as long as it complements your house designs and interiors. Check out Prince’s Landscape today, to find out more about how their landscaping services can better solve your problems.
The principles of landscape design
There are principles of landscaping design, which includes:
- Elements of unity
All these may apply line, texture, form, and color, which are interconnected.
Explanations of the elements
- Unity. It holds and attracts attention. It can organize views into orderly groups with an intensity. Unity starts with the storyline built in the analysis and design process.
- Lines. These are powerful design elements defining rooms and connecting people to the landscape. Use curves and sweeping bold lines rather than small wavy curves and small zigzags, for a professional touch. Lines can connect and define the space.
- Form. It includes the three-dimensional masses. It is formed by the arrangement, direction, and line of branches and twigs. The scale will be influenced by the resulting mass. Here are different ideas under the following forms:
- Plant forms. For unity, you may repeat the topography.
- Spreading and horizontal forms emphasize the breadth of space and lateral extent. It is comfortable as it corresponds with the movement of the eye’s natural direction.
- Rounded forms are the most common in plant materials. It allows ease-on-the-eyes movement and develops a pleasant undulation leading itself to the plant groupings.
The vase-shaped trees will define a comfortable space under the canopy.
- Weeping forms. It leads the eye back on the ground.
- Pyramidal forms. It directs the eyes upward. Grouping pyramidals soften the upward influence. These look natural with foliage to the ground.
- Texture. It is heavy/light, fine/coarse, light/shade, and thin/dense. It can be defined as the relationship between the twig size and foliage, and masses of plants. It comes from the shape and size of the leaves, spacing of leaves, the size of twigs, the shading, and colors, and the fullness or gloss of leaves. Texture at distance may come from the entire mass effect of the plants and the light and shadow qualities.
- Color. It gives a great appeal and may evoke a great response.
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