The Elements of Landscape Design

Landscape design is the art of creating an outdoor environment that combines all the elements of nature and art. It is important to consider unity, scale, balance, simplicity, variety, emphasis, and sequence when creating a landscape design.

Unity is achieved when all the elements of the landscape design work together to create a cohesive look.

Scale refers to the relative size of elements within the landscape.

Balance is achieved when elements in the landscape are placed in an aesthetically pleasing manner.

Simplicity is key to creating a beautiful landscape design.

Variety ensures that the landscape design has plenty of visual interest.

Emphasis is used to highlight certain features of the landscape design.

Lastly, sequence is important to create a sense of movement and transition within the landscape design.

Texture is one element of landscape design that adds interest, style, drama and mood to the garden.⁠

This Hamptons styled garden in Corlette utilises organic sandstone cladding to the home as a vibrant backdrop to the formal cottage plants.⁠

The cottage plants combine texture with soft whimsical grasses, flowering ground covers, with structural shrubs with the smoothness of the glazed pot and weatherboards.⁠

Texture is one element of landscape design that adds interest, style, drama and mood to the garden.⁠

This Hamptons styled garden in Corlette utilises organic sandstone cladding to the home as a vibrant backdrop to the formal cottage plants.⁠

The cottage plants combine texture with soft whimsical grasses, flowering ground covers, with structural shrubs with the smoothness of the glazed pot and weatherboards.⁠

⁠Form is one key element of landscape design and can be used in a variety of ways in your landscape design and refers to the shape and can create patterns.⁠

In this Native garden in Corlette, the native plants have a variety of forms in sprawling ground covers, shrubs and tall trees, combined with strategically placed rocks boulders and garden sculptures, makes for an appealing garden design.⁠

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