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May 9, 2017
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landscape design stylesThe beginning concept of new landscape design projects most always take their styles based on the style of a home, personal and family needs, and the personality of the owner when possible. Beginning with a theme in mind and a complete finished plan will help keep the project on track as well as create and maintain unity between the home, landscaping, and garden.

While there are several different landscape design styles that are quite popular and used a lot in most landscaping and garden designs, they are not limited to a strict and selected list of types and themes. Still, most folks try to at least start with a theme that will match their home style and geographic area. And while we will take a look at those in this list, you still might want to see pictures of landscaping and garden styles just to get an idea of the possible types you can use.

Again, keep in mind that the following list of design types is only a partial list of the most commonly used in most gardens and landscape design. And while the foundation of these design styles is commonly named according to geographic location or home style, the end product is limited only to the imagination.

Mediterranean Style
As with most design styles, this theme gets a lot of its atmosphere from the plants used to create it. And as new varieties of Palm trees and different Mediterranean plant varieties are propagated to conform to different climates, the Mediterranean design style is becoming one of the most popular themes used in many parts of the world.

Japanese Garden Style
While there aren’t a lot of Eastern and Japanese type homes in the U.S., the Eastern way and philosophy of designing gardens has become very popular in the Western world. So in order to enjoy the order and elegance of this garden theme, most folks either devote all or part of their backyards to it. In most instances, it clashes with the look of most modern home designs.

Cottage Gardens
Cottage gardens were originally created for raising crops to sustain families. However, over time, they have taken on a whole new appearance and use. Originally, flowers were few or established only by blown in seed. Still, even though a lot of the time this style still makes room for kitchen, herb, and vegetable gardens, it has become a more popular type of flower garden.

Southwest Landscape Design
A very popular theme and atmosphere that can be created through the type of garden decor as well as type of plants. While mostly used in arid regions like Arizona and New Mexico, it is becoming quite popular in many parts of the world. Again, since a lot of the atmosphere for this theme can be created with decor and hardscapes, it is becoming more popular in many areas that can’t sustain the type of arid plants used in this design style.

Formal Gardens
Formal landscape design depends a lot on straight lines and geometrical shapes. Many times this style is very symmetrical. Plants are in order and continually pruned to maintain their formal effect.

Tropical Landscape Design Style
Depending on geographic location and type of plants, this landscaping theme is often grouped in the same area as Mediterranean gardens. However, the plants generally have much larger leaves and flowering plants with intense bright color. Thick foliage placed toward the back of planting beds creates a dense tropical atmosphere planting area.

While Xeriscaping isn’t actually a design style but is a water wise method of landscaping, it is still usually referred to as a theme or style. Most often associated with Southwest, Santa Fe, Arizona, or Desert landscape designs, it is usually a part of all of these design types. However, what most folks don’t understand is that xeriscape principles can be applied to almost all landscape design styles to help preserve natural resources as well as save money. Well worth looking into.

Final Considerations For Selecting Landscape Design Styles

  • Consider the design of your home. Is there a strong popular theme that is commonly used and associated with the type of home you have?
  • Future maintenance. Are you the type that likes to spend a lot of time working in the yard or do you simply enjoy seeing and relaxing in it? While some landscaping styles and themes will work with almost any type of home, some require a lot of work and some require very little at all.

As I said, this is only a partial list of the more popular garden and landscaping themes. Besides these specific types, there are also much broader categories to get ideas from such as front yards, backyards, patios, and entries to name a few. See pictures of and landscaping ideas to check out the many other landscape design styles, themes, and methods that you can apply to your own yard and garden.


Landscaping Tips

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.

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