- Posted by plantpro
- On June 19, 2017
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Homeowners throughout the area are turning to landscape designers for backyard makeover ideas. With so many ideas and options to choose from, it’s often easiest for homeowners to consider ways to incorporate ideas into their existing landscape.
When it comes to a landscape makeover, you can breathe a burst of fresh air into any yard by focusing on just four elements: lighting, layout, color and water.
Light it Up
Landscape lighting creates a calm and soothing ambiance within the yard. It can be used to backlight trees, highlight foliage and illuminate structural elements of the home. Landscape designers frequently use lights to mark walkways and create relaxing outdoor spaces where guests can gather in the cool evening air all summer long.
Lay it Out
A dull and drab layout is guaranteed to make a boring impression. Fortunately, it is not as hard to rectify as many people think. Incorporating a pergola, trellis or a smattering of tall boulders will give a small garden height and depth that will make it feel larger and more grandiose. Similarly, adding an outdoor cooking area or fire pit will make a large yard seem more inviting and less overwhelming; in a small yard, these elements will make the space feel cozy and warm.
The secret to effectively integrating these landscaping ideas and elements is positioning, proportionate scaling and correct layout. Each element should be properly sized and included in the landscape so that it complements other features in the yard without overpowering them or hiding them from view. An exception to this could be made for centerpieces such as statues, fountains, etc.
Color it Crazy
Vibrantly colored foliage creates a comfortable and invigorating ambiance. No landscape makeover is complete without adding new plants into the equation. Plants such as red aglaonema add a touch of color, while poinsettias and orchids will exude color from every leaf. The secret to fostering an ideal landscape that feels fresh and alive is to choose colors that complement one another and the colors and design features of the home.
Soak it Down
Water features create a restful and relaxing backdrop of white noise that drowns out noise from neighbors and passing cars. Small fountains, ponds and waterfalls can be nestled into landscapes large and small. These features can be built to stand out or constructed so that they are hidden behind rock walls, small trees and foliage to create a mysterious jungle-like aura to the landscape.
Plant Professionals serves residents in South Florida, including Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Kendall, Pinecrest, Pembroke Pines and more.
We invite you to contact us to learn more about the ways we are helping our clients revitalize their yards this summer.