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Landscape Design – Creating Balance In Home Landscaping

A sense of balance is necessary in creating a professional looking landscape design. Creating balance and unity is simple and can actually make designing easier but it is often overlooked. Use these guidelines to simplify your design and to ensure that your garden or landscape has a professional finished look.

Balance is a principle of all art forms, design, and even landscape design. It implies a sense of equality. And while there may be just a little more to it, this is how I explain it to make it easier for first timers and do it yourselfers to understand.

A garden, landscape, or any form of equal proportions would naturally feel and look balanced. However, most gardens and landscapes are not exact or symmetrical in shape and form. They’re asymmetrical and abstract in form and are often without any natural balance of their own. So landscaping often relies on other elements to create balance and harmony through unity.

Many times, a lack of balance is directly related to a lack of repetition. Repeating alike elements such as plants or rocks throughout the landscape will help unify different areas to each other. As little as one repeated matching plant group, color, piece of decor, or hardscape can accomplish this.

A lack of balance is also created by placing too many or all non matching elements throughout a landscape design. This can sometimes seem cluttered and unkept when it grows in. In the beginning of your design, plan for less, place just a few matching plant groups throughout the garden, and keep decor matching and to a minimum. You can add more later.

So many of the questions that I receive about landscape design deal with the shape of a design . Shape is unique to each design and will ultimately follow all necessary paths and your visions. However, any shape or form can be filled with elements and still be either dull, void, loud, cluttered, and unbalanced. Balance isn’t necessarily dependent on shape. It can be but generally it’s not. So don’t get too hung up on trying to even things out entirely by shape.

Landscape design is an art form and so it deals with “all” the same principles that other art forms use. Repetition, unity, and balance are all principles of art that go hand in hand with each other.

Architects use repetition in design by making doors, windows, fixtures, trims, etc. the same sizes, shapes, and styles. Imagine how your home would feel if every door, door frame, window, and fixture were of different sizes, shapes, colors, and types. It would be uncomfortable and chaotic.

And so it’s the same with landscape design.

In order to create balance, appeal, and even comfort in a landscape that is lacking, we need to create some form of consistent repetition. As little as one matching element placed on opposites can create a sense of unity and consistency.

It’s easiest and most often created in the softscape (plants, ornaments, lawn, decor, etc.). However, it should be considered in the hardscape (walks, driveways, necessities, fences, walls, raised beds, boundaries, etc.) of your drawn design plan.

Home Landscaping – Options

About Home Landscaping

The first thing that you need to consider when do home landscaping is the kind of yard that you have. For example, do you have a yard that is small, or a yard that is small? Regardless of the size of your lawn, you should know that when it comes to choosing the right home landscaping looks, any size lawn can yield many different ideas.

For example, if you have a larger lawn, you can implement many different home landscaping ideas at the same time. For example, you like flower gardens, but you also like herb gardens. With a larger yard, you can have both! Although, it should be noted that some people with smaller yards have been able to implement many different landscaping ideas as well.

Make one garden in one area of your yard, and another garden in another area of your yard. It should be noted, however, that if you decide to make only one garden that is composed of both flowers and herbs make sure that the flowers are not overtaken by the herbs.

If you would like to keep your home landscaping simple, that is, of course, another good idea. For example, if you want to have privacy, consider planting flower bushes in the area that you want privacy. However, to keep it simple, you should make sure that the bushes you choose are slow-growing and do not need much care.

Another interesting home landscaping idea is to use rocks. Yes, rocks that are found in the backyard can actually be used in landscaping. For example, if you find a rock in your yard, consider painting it and placing it in your garden. This is an example of how some landscaping can also be artwork.

If you need more home landscaping ideas, go to your local garden center and ask for advice. You can also search the internet. Or, ask family and friends for their advice, especially if you like how they have landscaped their yards. With the proper research, you are sure to find the right home landscaping ideas!

There is a Decorative Bird Feeder For Everyone!

Whether the simplest of designs or the most elaborate of designs, decorative bird feeders make the perfect accent to any yard or garden. Bird feeders come in an array of sizes and styles, can be made from many different kinds of materials and their price tags vary greatly. Not only do they attract beautiful wild birds, by providing food for them, they also add an attractive decor to any landscaping.

With all the different styles of decorative bird feeders, there certainly must be a style to satisfy everyone. Some of the materials they can be made from include wood, metal, rod iron, glass, ceramic and plastic, and they come in many shapes and sizes. They come in a variety of endless shapes such as; castles, houses, stars, suns, animals and so much more. They also come in a variety of sizes and are made to hang from hooks, stands or to set on the ground. There are so many choices when it comes to decorative bird feeders.

Bird Feeders are highly decorative and truly do add a hint of beauty to all landscaped areas. It is easy and fun to pick out a bird feeder and there is one to match any decor, plus it really is both pleasant and relaxing to watch the various types of wild birds that a bird feeder may attract. Everyone should look into purchasing a decorative bird feeder to add to the decor of their landscaping, whether it be for their personal yard or for the property of their commercial business.