A commitment to proven design concepts of balance, symmetry, axial relationships and respect for the site can create a successful year-round landscape while providing interest and excitement for a young family. One of the beauties of this project was that we were able to create different spaces based upon the lighting. Created to serve multiple functions, each section (of the loggia) was able to evoke a different feeling.
A strong initial concept, a forward-thinking client and a sophisticated design team elevated the fit and finish to the sublime.
Janice Parker Landscape Design roots its practice in a three-tier model which focuses on connecting clients with their land in an inspiring way. The paradigm blends the homeowners’ needs with the architecture of a site and a chosen aesthetic. In doing so, Parker collaborates with nature and expresses a larger vision, which draws clients to spend time in the outdoor environments created for them.
Beyond the standing pool structure, Parker celebrated the original roots of the property and pushed back the existing trees to aid in privacy. Capturing major impact from seemingly small design elements is the gift of a thoughtful design process. A low stone wall, a subtle adjustment in elevation, or a unique plant, tile or paint color can combine to make a space sing. Parker inserted large hedgerows of limelight hydrangeas and numerous flowering plants, and strategically selected plants that would be in bloom during the warmer seasons for the family to appreciate while outdoors.
Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.
1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.
2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?
3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.
4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.
5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.