Landscape Design Principles for Residential Gardens

When you move into a new home, or want to update the one you have, planning a garden is a great way to personalize it to fit your style. Where do you start? If you search on a site such as Pinterest, you’re bound to get overwhelmed with all the great ideas and want to implement too many at once. However, there are rules when it comes to landscape design that every person should keep in mind when thinking about starting a garden.


When thinking about what a garden is, you might think of rows of neatly planted vegetables or perhaps a haphazard mix of wildflowers. In reality, almost any type of outdoor enclosed space could be considered a garden. Of course, this is not helpful when you are trying to decide among the hundreds of landscape design possibilities you have in your head. However, if you want your garden to be a place to feel safe and relaxed, away from the stresses of the world, this can be a helpful guideline.


Would you be able to shut the world out with a few short hedges? If you think about the ratio between the horizontal and vertical lines of your garden, it may help to narrow down your choices. You would not want to line a small space with trees that are going to grow hundreds of feet eventually, and you would not want to line a large space with some tiny annual flowers. Consider your space and decide what it will take to make your garden an escape in terms of plant height.


While it is fun to plan how you want your garden to look, it is also a lot of work to get it started just right. It is not easy to change up a design if you end up not liking how it looks after everything is dug up and planted. Consider hiring a professional landscaping company to help you plan your retreat.


Creating a garden can be a rewarding and enjoyable task. With the help of a professional, your new landscape design can become the haven you always imagined.